Course title
Basic Physics in Electron Microscopy

SHIMOJO Masayuki Click to show questionnaire result at 2018
Course content
The purpose of this lecture is to introduce concepts of electron microscopy and to explain some basic physics related to electron microscopy.
Purpose of class
The purpose is to understand the basic physics in electron microscopy.
Goals and objectives
  1. To understand the basic concepts of electron microscopy.
  2. To understand the basic physics in electron microscopy.
  3. To understand the imaging theories in electron microscopy.
Relationship between 'Goals and Objectives' and 'Course Outcomes'

final report Total.
1. 30% 30%
2. 40% 40%
3. 30% 30%
Total. 100% -
Class schedule

Class schedule HW assignments (Including preparation and review of the class.) Amount of Time Required
1. Introduction to microscopy Read the syllabus 10minutes
2. Comparison of light microscope, electron microscopes and other microscopes. Chapter 1 200minutes
3. Imaging in light optics. Chapter 2 200minutes
4. Imaging with electrons. Chapter 2 200minutes
5. Electron guns. Chapter 3 200minutes
6. Magnetic lenses. Chapter 3 200minutes
7. Vacuum system. Chapter 3 200minutes
8. Transmission electron microscope (1)
Electron scattering by atoms.
Chapter 4 200minutes
9. Transmission electron microscope (2)
Electron diffraction by crystals.
Chapter 4 200minutes
10. Transmission electron microscope (3)
Diffraction contrast.
Chapter 4 200minutes
11. Transmission electron microscope (4)
Phase contrast.
Chapter 4 200minutes
12. Scanning electron microscope (1)
Operating principle
Chapter 5 200minutes
13. Scanning electron microscope (2)
Secondary electron images.
Chapter 5 200minutes
14. Scanning electron microscope (3)
Backscattered-electron images.
Chapter 5 240minutes
Total. - - 2650minutes
Evaluation method and criteria
Students will be required to submit a report on the topic announced in the lecture.
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Textbooks and reference materials
R. F. Egerton, Physical principles of electron microscopy - An introduction to TEM, SEM and AEM -, Springer (2010).
Basic knowledge on mathematics and physics is required.
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