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MSE 582 Transmission Electron Microscopy Skills

By Eric Stach

Brookhaven National Laboratory

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Abstract

Practical introduction to the operation of transmission electron microscopes. Microscope design and function; imaging and diffraction modes and image content; instrument operation. Required of all students who use the TEM in their research.

Course Goals:

The course goal is for the students to become comptent, research-level transmission electron microscopists. They will understand the functions of the TEM and how it works. They will be competent in basic operating techniques, and ready to learn more advanced ones as needed.

Course Content:

  1. Instrumental design
    • Electron properties & sources
    • Lenses & Lens aberrations
    • Image recording system
  2. Operation of the TEM
    • Alignment & Calibration
    • Diffraction
    • Bright field imaging
    • Dark field imaging
    • Many-beam (high resolution) imaging
  3. Introduction to analysis of results - Diffraction
    • Diffraction spot patterns
    • Kikuchi patterns
    • Convergent beam patterns
  4. Introduction to analysis of results - Images
    • Two-beam images
    • Many beam images
    • Use of diffractograms

References

Primary textbook: D.B. Williams and C.B. Carter, Transmission Electron Microscopy - A Textbook for Materials Science (4-Vol Set), Plenum Press, New York, ISBN: : 030645324X (paperback). Volume 1 strongly suggested.

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Researchers should cite this work as follows:

  • Eric Stach (2008), "MSE 582 Transmission Electron Microscopy Skills," https://nanohub.org/resources/3777.

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Lecture Number/Topic Online Lecture Video Lecture Notes Supplemental Material Suggested Exercises
MSE 582 Lecture 1: Introduction View Flash View Notes
MSE 582 Lecture 2: Basic Properties of Electrons and Electron Sources View Flash View Notes
MSE 582 Lecture 4: The Instrument, Part 1 View Flash View Notes
MSE 582 Lecture 4: The Instrument, Part 2 View Flash View Notes
MSE 582 Lecture 5: Electron Detection View Flash View Notes
MSE 582 Lecture 6: Vacuum Science in EM View Flash View Notes
MSE 582 Lecture 7: Sample Preperation View Flash View Notes
MSE 582 Lecture 8: Electron Scattering View Flash View Notes
MSE 582 Lecture 9: Diffraction View Flash View Notes
MSE 582 Lecture 10: Diffraction Contrast Imaging View Flash View Notes
MSE 582 Lecture 11: Overview of High-Resolution TEM & Scanning TEM View Flash View Notes
MSE 582 Lecture 12: Analytical Electron Microscopy View Flash View Notes

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