FYS5310 - Electron Microscopy, Electron Diffraction and Spectroscopy II

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Course content

The course gives a theoretical and practical introduction to topics in modern transmission electron microscopy (TEM) for investigations of materials. Special emphasis is given to understanding the scattering processes fast electrons experience in a material, and how they form the basis for determination of electronic and crystal structure using techniques such as Electron Energy-Loss Spectroscopy (EELS), scanning-TEM (STEM), electron holography, and (quantitative) Convergent Beam Electron Diffraction (CBED).

The course is suitable for students who will use TEM as part of the master or PhD studies, researchers participating in projects where TEM plays a central role, and for those who need to understand results from advanced TEM studies.

Learning outcome

The students should achieve necessary knowledge of modern methods in electron microscopy, electron diffraction, and spectroscopy. After completing the course, the student should be able to discuss inelastic and elastic scattering of electrons in materials, and consequences for interpretation of diffraction, spectroscopy, and imaging data from TEM


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Recommended previous knowledge

Overlapping courses

10 credits overlap with FYS9320 - Electron Microscopy, Electron Diffraction and Spectroscopy II

10 credits overlap against FYS435.


The course will be taught intensive(lectures and colloquia).

As the teaching involves laboratory and/or field work, you should consider taking out a separate travel and personal risk insurance. Read about your insurance cover as a student.


A final oral exam. Letter grade.

For detailed information about examinations at the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences please see http://www.matnat.uio.no/english/studies/index.html

Explanations and appeals

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Facts about this course






Every spring

Teaching language

Norwegian (English on request)