FYS9320 – Electron Microscopy, Electron Diffraction and Spectroscopy II

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Changes in the course due to coronavirus

Autumn 2020 the exams of most courses at the MN Faculty will be conducted as digital home exams or oral exams, using the normal grading scale. The semester page for your course will be updated with any changes in the form of examination.

See general guidelines for examination at the MN Faculty autumn 2020.

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

Admission to the course

PhD candidates from the University of Oslo should apply for classes and register for examinations through Studentweb.

If a course has limited intake capacity, priority will be given to PhD candidates who follow an individual education plan where this particular course is included. Some national researchers’ schools may have specific rules for ranking applicants for courses with limited intake capacity.

PhD candidates who have been admitted to another higher education institution must apply for a position as a visiting student within a given deadline.

FYS4340 – Diffraction Methods and Electron Microscopy

Overlapping courses

Teaching

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

Hand out of Scientific articles that must be read and presented for the rest of the students.

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.

Examination

3 to 5 chosen articles will be mandatory to read, one of which must be presented to the class. In addition 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: FYS5310 – Electron Microscopy, Electron Diffraction and Spectroscopy II

Grading scale

Grades are awarded on a pass/fail scale. 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) Oct. 28, 2020 9:11:56 PM

Facts about this course

Credits
10
Level
PhD
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
Autumn
Teaching language
Norwegian (English on request)