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Intermediate Level

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

Approx. 46 hours to complete
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What you will learn

  • You will be able to understand papers where TEM has been used and have the necessary theoretical basis for taking a practical training on the TEM.

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Intermediate Level

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

Approx. 46 hours to complete
English

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École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

6 hours to complete

Introduction

6 hours to complete
4 videos (Total 38 min), 11 readings, 5 quizzes
4 videos
Introduction: the instrument - I. History and building blocks17m
Reminders! Ray Diagrams.2m
Lens aberrations15m
11 readings
Welcome3m
Discussion forums10m
Grading policy and certificate5m
External resources5m
Where to get help2m
Week 1 introduction1m
Section 1.11m
Exercises for lesson 1.11h
Further resources30m
Section 1.21m
Exercises for lesson 1.21h
4 practice exercises
Awareness Quiz 1.130m
Control Quiz 1.115m
Awareness Quiz5m
Control Quiz 1.215m
Week
2

Week 2

4 hours to complete

Introduction (II)

4 hours to complete
4 videos (Total 45 min), 5 readings, 5 quizzes
4 videos
Quiz-video: 3-lens condenser system4m
Bragg's Law6m
TEM in operation12m
5 readings
Week 2 introduction1m
Section 2.11m
Exercises for lesson 2.130m
Section 2.21m
Exercises for lesson 2.210m
4 practice exercises
Awareness Quiz 2.130m
Control Quiz 2.130m
Awareness Quiz 2.230m
Control Quiz 2.215m
Week
3

Week 3

6 hours to complete

Diffraction basics (I): Ewald sphere / Reciprocal lattice

6 hours to complete
3 videos (Total 44 min), 8 readings, 7 quizzes
3 videos
Reciprocal lattice16m
Ewald sphere construction10m
8 readings
Week 3 introduction10m
Section 3.11m
Note on Miller indices (h k l)10m
Exercises for Lesson 3.11h
Section 3.21m
Exercises for Lesson 3.245m
Section 3.31m
Exercises for Lesson 3.330m
6 practice exercises
Awareness Quiz 3.110m
Control Quiz 3.120m
Awareness Quiz 3.215m
Control Quiz 3.215m
Awareness Quiz 3.35m
Control Quiz 3.320m
Week
4

Week 4

6 hours to complete

Diffraction basics (II): Multi-beam / Kinematical scattering

6 hours to complete
3 videos (Total 48 min), 8 readings, 6 quizzes
3 videos
Shape effects on reciprocal lattice14m
Deviation from Bragg scattering17m
8 readings
Week 4 introduction10m
Section 4.11m
Exercises for Lesson 4.11h
Section 4.210m
Exercises for Lesson 4.245m
Section 4.310m
References5m
Exercises for lesson 4.330m
5 practice exercises
Awareness Quiz 4.18m
Control quiz 4.120m
Awareness Quiz 4.230m
Control Quiz 4.215m
Control Quiz 4.320m

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