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This Transmission Electron Microscopy for Materials Science offered by Coursera in partnership with École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne provides a comprehensive introduction to transmission electron microscopy (TEM) in the field of materials science.

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Overview

For an instrument operated by a single user, modern TEM provides an analytical platform with unsurpassed versatility, giving access to structural and chemical information from the micrometer to the sub-angstrom scale. In a thin, electron-transparent sample one can measure the crystallinity, grain structure, size, and defects, and the chemical composition. 

The crystal lattice can be imaged with atomic resolution, allowing observation of grain boundaries and interfaces. It is the only direct structural analysis method for studying nanoparticles

With this course you will gain a deep understanding of modern TEM and the connection between: 

  • the optics and operation of the instrument; 
  • the physics of electron-matter interactions; 
  • insights into the materials properties of the sample. 

This Transmission Electron Microscopy for Materials Science offered by Coursera in partnership with École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne gives the background to: 

  • identify TEM techniques suitable to solving specific scientific problems; 
  • interpret TEM data presented in articles; appreciate the impact of technological advances that have, for instance, led to sub-angstrom resolution by aberration correction. 

It can also be the basis for subsequent practical training on this remarkable instrument, and a stepping stone towards  learning very advanced techniques with magical names like “dark field holography” or  “angular resolved electron energy-loss spectroscopy”. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Diffraction basics: Ewald sphere / Reciprocal lattice
  • Diffraction basics: Multi-beam / Kinematical scattering
  • Diffraction and imaging: Dynamical effects
  • Phase contrast 

Key information

Duration

  • Part-time
    • 2 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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Language

English

Delivered

Online

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

Intermediate Level

  • Basics of crystallography, geometrical optics are needed prerequisites; Fourier optics, advanced crystallography and solid state physics will help.

Tuition Fee

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Funding

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