Electron Microscopy and Diffraction (MSE 481)
Course description: Theory and application of transmission electron
microscopy and diffraction with emphasis on thin crystals; electron optics,
interference phenomena, interpretation of images and diffraction patterns,
specimen preparation, etc. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours.
Prerequisite: MSE 405 or equivalent.
Textbook: D. Williams and B. Carter, "Transmission Electron Microscopy-A
Textbook for Materials Science", Plenum Press, New York, 2nd Edition, 2009
Diffraction Physics of Materials (MSE 580)
Course description: This course is designed to present theory and
techniques of diffraction, especially principles of modern diffraction techniques
and their applications to materials characterization. Laboratory sessions will be
arranged to obtain hands-on experience of the experimental methods. Topics
include elastic and inelastic scattering of periodic and nonperiodic structures,
X-ray, neutron and electron instrumentation, powder method, thin film and
surface scattering, and electron diffraction.
Reference books: Jens Als-Nielsen and Des McMorrow, Elements of Modern
X-ray Physics, Wiley, 2001, Jon Wiley and Sons, Ltd , Warren, B.E., X-ray
Advanced Electron Microscopy (MSE 581)
Course description: Present theory of advanced electron microscopy
techniques and their practice in relationship to materials structure
characterization and microanalysis. Topics include the physics of wave optics
and wave propagation, lens aberrations, kinematic and dynamic electron
diffraction theory, high resolution electron microscopy, electron probe
formation, STEM, inelastic scattering and electron energy loss spectroscopy.
Microscope experience is included through laboratory demonstrations and
project assignments. Prerequisite MSE 405, 481 or equivalent, or with consent
of the instructor.
Special lectures on electron optics by Prof. Rose
CLICK HERE for a PDF version of special invited lectures given by Prof. Rose
at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign