138.049 Electron microscopy
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2017S, PR, 4.0h, 5.0EC, to be held in blocked form


  • Semester hours: 4.0
  • Credits: 5.0
  • Type: PR Project

Aim of course

Introduction to operation principles of a transmission electron microscope. The candidate should be able to operate a TEM without assistance.

Subject of course

Principle of transmission electron microscopy (TEM)
Practical work Setup, alignment :
- illuminating system
- objective lens
- lens aberrations Applications
- bright field (MAG, SAMAG)
- dark field
- electron diffraction
- taking images(CCD, plate camera) microanalysis in the TEM
- Energy Loss Spectrometry (EELS)
- Energy dispersive X-ray microanalysis (EDS)
- Image Filter (GIF)
- Scanning transmission electron microscopy (STEM)
- Bright Field, Dark Field and High Angle Annular Dark Field (DF, BF, HAADF)

Additional information

The first block is dedicated to english speaking students. Please enroll in this block if you don't speak any german. (Please use group registration)

Theory lecture
Fri 03.03.2016 SEM DB 07 yellow  12:00 - 14:00

TEM work takes place in the TEM laboratories, 8th floor, yellow tower of the Freihaus, Wiedner Hauptstraße 8-10. Duration: 9 am - 1 pm.
Mon 06.03.; Tue 07.03.; Wed 08.03.; Thu 09.03.
Mon 13.03.; Tue 14.03.; Wed 15.03.; Thu 16.03.



Course dates

Fri12:00 - 14:0003.03.2017 SEM 138A, FH 7th floor, yellow towerSeminar lecture for all groups
Tue12:00 - 13:0007.03.2017FH Hörsaal 6 - TPH Vorbesprechung: SCHATTSCHNEIDER
Course is held blocked

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
04.10.2016 00:00 03.03.2017 09:00 03.03.2017 09:00

Registration modalities:

Please use only the link the "Register in a Group" for registration.  The first group will be performed in english. Please ignore the link "Register for course".

Group Registration

GroupRegistration FromTo
Gruppe1 (english)04.10.2016 00:0003.03.2017 09:00
Gruppe204.10.2016 00:0003.03.2017 09:00
Gruppe304.10.2016 00:0003.03.2017 09:00



Lecture notes for this course are available.

Transmission electron microscopy - Williams, David B. and Carter, C.Barry (recommended) (1996,2009)
Transmission Electron Microscopy: Physics of Image Formation - Reimer, Ludwig und Kohl, Helmut (recommended) (2008) 

Physikalische Grundlagen der Elektronenmikroskopie - Alexander, Helmut (1997)
Physical principles of electron microscopy - Egerton, Ray F. (2005)
Elektronenmikroskopische Untersuchungs- und Präparationsmethoden - Reimer, Ludwig (1984)
Fundamentals of inelastic electron scattering - Schattschneider, Peter (1986)

Accompanying courses

Continuative courses


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