Introduction to Scanning Electron Microscopy (Physical Sciences)

Person looking at an SEM image on a computer monitor next to a scanning electron microscope

Please note: this course is fully booked. Please contact CAM if you would like to be put on a waitlist for future courses.

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

Scanning Electron Microscopes and Electron Microprobe

Applications using SEM

Maximum number of students: 8