course 318525

Transmission Electron Microscopy in Materials Science

Technion Graduate Course #318525

Spring Semester, 2019

Sylabus

Transmission electron microscopy (TEM) is becoming more and more essential in many fields of research involving nano-scale structures.

The goal of this course is to provide the student with a basis upon which s/he can interpret electron microscopy results, understand the microscopy of others, and to know when (and when not) to turn to electron microscopy for answers concerning the microstructure of materials.

This course attempts to cover the basic topics required in all current microscopy techniques in use, and to delve into some of the more advanced techniques which are used in Materials Science.

The course is based on 13 lectures. In addition, the student is required to complete exercises which will be handed out during the course. A final exam will complete the course.

The final grade will be composed in the following manner:

  • 2 home exercises (50%)
  • 1 final exam (50%)

The lectures will be held on Mondays between 12:30-14:20 at room 401 in the Maydan building (department of Materials Science & Engineering).

Lecturer Details
Dr. Yaron Kauffmann
Phone #: 4567
Office: Electron microscopy center (MIKA) office # EM12
e-mail: mtyaron@technion.ac.il
Recommended Literature
* D.B. Williams and C.B. Carter “Transmission Electron Microscopy” Vol. 1-4, Plenum Press, New York (1996).
* D. Brandon and W.D. Kaplan, “Microstructural Characterization of Materials”, Wiley press, 2nd edition (2008).
* J.W. Edington, “Practical Electron Microscopy in Materials Engineering” (1976).
* J.C.H. Spence, “High-Resolution Electron Microscopy”, Oxford press, 3d edition (2003).
* R.F. Egerton, “Electron Energy-Loss Spectroscopy in the Electron Microscope”, Springer press, 3d edition (2011).
* Eric Stach, “MSE 640 Transmission Electron Microscopy and Crystalline Imperfections”, http://nanohub.org/resources/4092.

* to obtain a passwd for the PDF files please contact me

#DateTopics (+ lectures slides in flash** - no password needed)Handouts*
118.03.19Introduction / Historical overview / Types of TEMs / Electron sources / Electron optics lecture 1 slides in flash
  • lecture #1
  • 225.03.19Lens aberrations / Resolution / The vacuum system / Sample holders / Electron scattering in materials lecture 2 slides in flash
  • lecture #2
  • 301.04.19Electron detection (cameras and detectors) / Basic crystallography / Electron diffraction lecture 3 slides in flash
  • lecture #3
  • 408.04.19The reciprocal space / Solving electron diffraction + JEMS / Laue zones / Dynamic diffraction / Kikuchi patterns lecture 4 slides in flash
  • lecture #4
  • JEMS SE WIN7
  • 515.04.19CBED / Contrast mechanisms - Mass-thickness / Diffraction contrast lecture 5 slides in flash
  • lecture #5
  • 629.04.19Diffraction contrast / Contrast from planar defects & interfaces / Phase contrast (HRTEM) - Fresnel Contrast / Moiré patterns lecture 5 slides in flash
  • lecture #6
  • Home Assignment #1 - submission date 03.06.19
  • HW #1 / Grades
  • HW #1 solution
  • 713.05.19Phase contrast (HRTEM) - Lattice imaging / The CTF / Image delocalization lecture 7 slides in flash
  • lecture #7
  • 820.05.19Phase contrast (HRTEM) - Cs correction / Quantitative analysis of phase contrast images / Phase contrast image simulations / Quantitative image processing & analysis lecture 8 slides in flash
  • lecture #8
  • DM & CTFexplorer
  • 927.05.19Coherent & incoherent imaging / HRSTEM - BF/ADF/HAADF lecture 9 slides in flash
  • lecture #9
  • Dr. Probe Light
  • 1003.06.19Demo at the Titan
    1110.06.19TEM Sample preparation / Electron energy loss spectroscopy (EELS) lecture 11 slides in flash
  • lecture #11
  • 1217.06.19Electron energy loss spectroscopy (EELS) / Energy filtered TEM (EFTEM) lecture 12 slides in flash
  • lecture #12
  • Home Assignment #2 - submission date 30.06.19
  • HW #2 / Grades
  • HW #2 solution
  • 1324.06.19EDS in the TEM / Electron Tomography / iDPC lecture 12 slides in flash
  • lecture #13
  • Energy table for EDS
  • Final exam - 8.7.19 / 10:00-12:00 - room 401 in the Maydan building
  • Final grades
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