Spring [2021]

This course covers scanning electron microscopy (SEM), environmental scanning electron microscopy (ESEM), electron microprobe analysis (EMPA), methods of sample preparation, and hands-on-practices with both hardware and software. Also included are energy dispersive spectrum (EDS) and wavelength dispersive spectrometry (WDS) of characteristic X-rays, electron backscattered diffraction (EBSD), and cathodoluminescence (CL). By the end of the course, the student should be familiar with the operation of the SEM and electron microprobe instruments housed in the Dept. of Geological Sciences.

[year] = made major adjustments to teaching during COVID