Do you work in science, industry or research? This course is for everyone who wants to solve analytical problems. Our qualified team provides you with a step-by-step explanation of how to use a scanning electron microscope. After this three-day intensive course, you know how to interpret scanning electron microscopy results, and can undertake tests for material characterisation yourself, e.g. X-ray spectrum analyses.
FELMI-ZFE provides all interested parties from universities and industry with a comprehensive spectrum of the most modern testing methods for microstructural and microchemical material characterisation. The centre’s success is built on its interdisciplinary work, teaching and services provided for industry.
- You gain an overview of the possibilities of scanning electron microscopy and X-ray micro-level analyses of materials.
- You become familiar with the newest developments in electron microscopy for material analysis.
- You learn how to obtain and interpret significant images, spectra and element distribution images.
- You work independently with the most modern scanning electron microscopes.
The course is divided into the following areas:
- Introduction to (E)SEM (theory): Electron sources – lenses, electrons – sample interactions, secondary and back-scattered electron detectors, contrast mechanisms
- Factors influencing image acquisition (microscope)
- Sample preparation
- Introduction to X-ray spectrometry (theory): information depth, inelastic scattering, detectors (wave length and energy dispersive), qualitative – quantitative analyses, element distribution images
- Recording of X-ray spectra and element distribution images (microscope)
- Analysis of samples brought (microscope)
- Further analytical methods (theory): EBSD, variable pressure SEM, Dual Beam (SEM-FIB), transmission electron microscopy, vibrational spectroscopy
Target Groups and Admission Requirements
This course is aimed at scientists and technicians who want to develop or extend their knowledge of scanning electron microscopy.
There are no specific requirements for participating in this course.