FYS5310 – Electron Microscopy, Electron Diffraction and Spectroscopy II
Schedule, syllabus and examination date
Changes in the course due to coronavirus Spring 2020
Teaching and examinations will take place digitally. This may result in changes to your schedule, mandatory activities, exam form and grading scale. See updated information on the semester page and in Canvas.
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: