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Electron Microscopy and Nanoanalysis: Electron Energy Loss Spectroscopy and Energy Filtering Transmission Electron Microscopy

Energy filtered transmission electron microscopy (EFTEM), which operates based on the principles of electron energy loss spectroscopy (EELS), is one of the most powerful tools available in modern materials analytics. This technique can be used to draw correlations between the structure, chemistry and physical properties of a material system at nanometre resolution. Its applications range from biomaterials and alloy materials to semiconductor components.

In this course offered at TU Graz, you can gain comprehensive theoretical and practical knowledge of the basic principles of the EELS and EFTEM technologies.


The course covers the following topics:
  • EELS: EEL basics, recording EEL spectra, interpreting EEL spectra, quantitative aspects, practical aspects
  • EFTEM: EFTEM basics, recording EFTEM images, optimizing energy efficiency filters, practical aspects
  • Aspects of the instruments
  • Spectrum imaging techniques
  • Advanced image and data analysis processing
  • Other special topics that are of interest to the participants

Target Groups and Admission Requirements

The university course has been designed for researchers and technicians who have fundamental knowledge of transmission electron microscopy and would like to gain or broaden their knowledge of EELS and EFTEM as analytical techniques. To participate in this course, you require basic knowledge of transmission electron microscopy.

Dates and Deadlines

Next course: on request

Quick Facts

  • Duration: 4 days, blocked
  • Certificate: Confirmation of participation
  • Language of instruction: English
  • Participation fees: 1,500 € (VAT free) including course materials, CD and drinks during the breaks
  • Course location: TU Graz
  • Number of participants: at most 16


If you would like to register for this course, please contact

Phone: +43 316 873 8320

Why you should Attend this Course

  • because you can benefit from more than 20 years of experience and expertise at the Institute of Electron Microscopy and Nanoanalytics (FELMI) at TU Graz
  • because you will be taught by internationally recognised experts
  • because you are working with the most advanced, integrated EFTEM/EELS microscopes from FEI/Gatan (TF20/HR GIF, TITAN/GIF QUANTUM)
  • because you can also prepare your own samples for examination 

Contact Us

Programme Administration

Institute of Electron Microscopy and Nanoanalytics
Phone: +43 316 873 8320

Programme Director

Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn.
Phone: +43 316 873 8336