Course Information
Course Title: Electron Microscopy and Microanalysis
Categories: 1 - Microscopy
2 - Imaging
3 - Surface Analysis
Instructor(s): Mark Germani Course Number: 103
Affiliation: MicroMaterials Research
Course Date: 03/09/2009 - Monday Course Length: 1 Day Course
Start Time: 08:30 AM End Time: 05:00 PM
Fee: $425 ($625 after 2/9/09) Textbook Fee:

Course Description
Scanning and transmission electron microscopes have become the workhorses of the modern microanalysis laboratory. Today’s electron microscopes can image samples at magnifications up to 1,000,000X and obtain chemical information from areas as small as one nanometer. Electron microscopy has application in all areas of material science from metals to polymers and pharmaceuticals to semiconductors. The course is designed to introduce analytical chemists to the broad range of electron microscopy techniques and methods available for materials characterization. Numerous examples of the use of electron microscopy in materials analysis will be presented.

Target Audience
The course is ideal for those analytical chemists whose work involves the analysis of particulate material, coatings, thin films, etc. and who want an overview of the current state of electron microscopy and microanalysis.

Course Outline
• Fundamentals of scanning electron microscopy (SEM)
• Sample preparation for SEM
• SEM imaging modes
• Introduction to SEM/x-ray microanalysis
• Qualitative and quantitative x-ray microanalysis
        • Fundamentals of transmission electron microscopy (TEM)
        • Sample preparation for TEM
        • TEM imaging modes
        • TEM microanalysis techniques

Course Instructor's Biography
Mark S. Germani, Ph.D. is laboratory director of MicroMaterials Research, Inc. Dr. Germani is an analytical chemist with over thirty years experience in electron microscopy. He consults with clients in industry, government and academia and has published many papers on the application of electron microscopy to material science.