FYS5310 – Electron Microscopy, Electron Diffraction and Spectroscopy II
Schedule, syllabus and examination date
Changes in the course due to coronavirus
Autumn 2020 we plan for teaching and examinations to be conducted as described in the course description and on semester pages. However, changes may occur due to the corona situation. You will receive notifications about any changes at the semester page and/or in Canvas.
Spring 2020: Teaching and examinations was digitilized. See changes and common guidelines for exams at the MN faculty spring 2020.
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.
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
Admission to the course
Students who are admitted to study programmes at UiO must each semester register which courses and exams they wish to sign up for in Studentweb.
If you are not already enrolled as a student at UiO, please see our information about admission requirements and procedures.
Recommended previous knowledge
- 10 credits overlap with FYS9320 – Electron Microscopy, Electron Diffraction and Spectroscopy II.
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.
It will also be counted as one of the three attempts to sit the exam for this course, if you sit the exam for one of the following courses: FYS9320 – Electron Microscopy, Electron Diffraction and Spectroscopy II
Grades are awarded on a scale from A to F, where A is the best grade and F is a fail. Read more about the grading system.
Resit an examination
This course offers both postponed and resit of examination. Read more: