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PY5022 - Introduction to Transmission Electron Microscopy


In the world of Nanotechnology, Material Science and Life Science, transmission electron microscopy has become an essential tool to investigate materials and correlate structures to properties. This lecture series will provide grounding in the fundamental theory, operating principles and applications of the electron microscope.

In the lectures, the basic electron optics, basic principles of TEM imaging and diffraction, radiation damage and image recording and processing are introduced. In the practical sessions, participants will get hands-on experience with particular attention on demonstrating the meaning of some of the most fundamental concepts covered during the lecture course.


  • Four volume series by Williams and Carter, "Transmission Electron Microscopy", Plenum Publishing
  • John C. H. Spence, "Experimental high-resolution electron microscopy", Oxford University Press (1988)

Last updated 9 May 2018 (Email).