ADVANCED MICROSCOPY

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Code
94830
ACADEMIC YEAR
2017/2018
CREDITS
3 credits during the 1st year of 9017 Materials Science and Engineering (LM-53) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
CHIM/03
LANGUAGE
English
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (Materials Science and Engineering)
semester
2° Semester

OVERVIEW

Understanding the fundamentals of microscopy techniques and interrelated spectroscopies,  in investigation of  materials.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Understanding the fundamentals of electron microscopies and energy dispersive x-ray spectroscopy, which permit the observation and characterization of heterogeneous organic and inorganic materials.

TEACHING METHODS

Lectures

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Scanning electron microscopy and microprobe: electron optics, electron beam - specimen interaction, signal detection, image formation, contrast types. EDX and WDX spectroscopy; qualitative and quantitative x-ray analysis.

Transmission electron microscopy: elastic and inelastic scattering phenomena. The microscope: the illumination system, the objective lens and stage, the imaging system. Introduction to the different types of contrast. Introduction to electron diffraction. Sample preparation techniques.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

“Scanning Electron Microscopy and X-ray Microanalysis”, J.I. Goldstein, D.E. Newbury, P. Echlin, D.C. Joy, A.D. Romig, Jr., C.E. Lyman, C. Fiori, E. Lifshin, Plenum Press, 1992.

“Trasmission Electron Microscopy”, D.B. Williams and C.B. Carter, Plenum Press, 1996.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Office hours: every day by appointment

Exam Board

PAOLA RIANI (President)

ANDREA BASSO

GABRIELE CACCIAMANI

LESSONS

TEACHING METHODS

Lectures

LESSONS START

Second semester

Class schedule

All class schedules are posted on the EasyAcademy portal.

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

Written exam

ASSESSMENT METHODS

Student have to answer to 3 or 4 questions on the topics discussed in the course.

In addition on  student request, a short oral exam can also be supported.

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
18/06/2018 19:00 GENOVA Orale
02/07/2018 19:00 GENOVA Orale
07/09/2018 19:00 GENOVA Orale
21/09/2018 19:00 GENOVA Orale