Introduction to Scanning Electron Microscopy

By the end of this course participants are expected to be able to:

  • Identify the various components making up an SEM.
  • Understand how an SEM works.
  • Understand the processes of signal generation and detection in the SEM.
  • Understand how to optimise the performance of the SEM.

Specific topics covered:

  • How does the SEM work
  • The Electron Gun
  • The Electron Column
  • The Vacuum System
  • Signals in the SEM
  • Aberrations
  • Depth of Field
  • Optimising SEM Conditions
    • Image Resolution
    • Low Voltage SEM

Cost: AUD$150 per person (GST not included)

Scanning Electron Microscopes at CAM

Applications using SEM

Maximum number of students: 



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