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
as analytical techniques.
To participate in this course, you require basic knowledge of transmission electron microscopy.