MBE6119 - Electron Microscopy

Offering Academic Unit
Department of Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering
Credit Units
Course Duration
One Semester
Equivalent Course(s)
Course Offering Term*:
Semester A 2017/18

* The offering term is subject to change without prior notice
Course Aims

This course focuses on theories and applications of modern electron microscopy including Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM), Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM) and X-Ray Energy Dispersive Spectroscopy. Lectures cover basic electron optics, electron-beam and specimen interactions, electron diffraction, advanced electron imaging techniques and image interpretation, vacuum system and instrumentations, qualitative and quantitative X-ray microanalysis. The theoretical understanding gained by students will help them understand and interpret experimental data as well as perform electron microscopy experiments. Hands-on experience is also emphasized, which includes sample preparation techniques and use electron microscope(s).

Assessment (Indicative only, please check the detailed course information)

Continuous Assessment: 40%
Examination: 60%
Examination Duration: 2 hours
Detailed Course Information


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