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Scanning Electron Microscopy 2020

Date(s) - 16 November 2020 - 18 November 2020
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Scanning Electron Microscopy 2020


Why the “Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM)” course?

For asbestos research and other areas where understanding surface structure or particle shape is essential for product properties, Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) is an essential technique. In this course, you will learn the theoretical background and practical skills to apply SEM independently in your own working environment.

For whom is this course intended?

You have recently or will soon be working with SEM. You want to master the skills of the device and sample preparation.


The programme

The following topics will be covered over three days.

Day 1:

  • Introduction
  • Different types of electron microscopes
  • Structure of the SEM
  • Electron-material interaction; imaging
  • Practical

Day 2:

  • SEM and safety
  • Making images
  • Recognition and interpretation of images
  • Interaction of electrons with material; element analysis or EDX
  • Practical

Day 3:

  • Sample pre-processing techniques
  • Calibration, maintenance and literature
  • Image recognition and discussion
  • Asbestos
  • Practical
  • Methodology

Theory and practical assignments alternate. State-of-the-art instruments are available in the laboratory, with which you perform relevant experiments in small groups under direct and expert supervision.


The Result

After the training, you will have gained sufficient skills to apply SEM in your own work environment with and make informed choices for your applications.

The diploma

After successful completion of the course, you will receive a certificate of participation.

Date & investment

Time entry
The course consists of a total of three consecutive days: Nov. 16, 17 and 18.

Financial investment
The investment for the course is as follows:
Course fee: €1,925 (excluding 21% VAT).


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