FYS5310 – Electron Microscopy, Electron Diffraction and Spectroscopy II

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 their master's or Ph.D. 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

After completing the course, you are able to:

  • explain modern methods in electron microscopy, electron diffraction, and spectroscopy.
  • discuss the advantages and disadvantages of the different methods.
  • describe the interaction between the inelastic and elastic scattering of electrons in materials.
  • evaluate the consequences of different spreading mechanisms for the 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.

Students admitted at UiO must apply for courses in Studentweb. Students enrolled in other Master's Degree Programmes can, on application, be admitted to the course if this is cleared by their own study programme.

Nordic citizens and applicants residing in the Nordic countries may apply to take this course as a single course student.

If you are not already enrolled as a student at UiO, please see our information about admission requirements and procedures for international applicants.

Overlapping courses

Teaching

The course will be taught intensively with 2 hours of lectures and 4 hours of colloquia/lab per week.

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

Examination

  • Final oral exam which counts 100 % towards the final grade.

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

Grading scale

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:

Special examination arrangements, use of sources, explanations and appeals

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Last updated from FS (Common Student System) July 4, 2022 5:12:58 AM

Facts about this course

Credits
10
Level
Master
Teaching
Spring

If the course is offered, a minimum of four students is required for ordinary lectures to take place. If less than four students participate, an exam will be given, but one should not expect ordinary teaching.

Examination
Spring
Teaching language
Norwegian (English on request)