Electron Microscopy: Introduction to Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) AND SEM Sample Preparation
Team Researcher Academy
This course is designed for electron microscopy users at the nmRC and is suited ideally for novice users or those wanting refresher training. This course will cover:
Introduction to the nmRC
Introduction to scanning electron microscopy (SEM)
Overview of SEM instrumentation
Introduction to sample preparation for SEM
Strategies for handling bulk, thick/thin film (plan-view/cross-section) and particulate materials
Strategies for handling hard, soft and temperature sensitive materials
Tripod polishing; dimpling; ion beam thinning; cleaning protocols/plasma cleaning
Familiarisation with nmRC facilities
Overview of history of SEM
Functionality of SEM instrumentation
Applications of SEM
How to prepare samples for SEM
Strategies for handling various materials
Specialist techniques and protocols for sample preparation
Pre-RequisitesTarget Audience - Post Graduate Researchers and Early Career Researchers in the faculties of Engineering, Medicine & Health sciences and Science
Pre-requisites - Background in Engineering, Physical or Life Sciences
Booking Terms and Conditions
Researcher Academy is committed to protecting the privacy of researchers who register for our training courses and events. Your completion of the booking process shall constitute your consent to the collection, use and disclosure of your personal data to University staff and external partners responsible for the delivery of the course or event for which you have registered. Personal information shared includes; name, role/position, mode of study, School/Department, dietary and accessibility requirements.
Researchers should plan to arrive prior to the advertised course start time. Except for exceptional reasons, there will be no admittance to a Researcher Academy or Faculty Training Programme (FTP) course 15 minutes after the advertised course start time.
Importance of booking commitment
When booking on to a Researcher Academy short course you are entering into a commitment to attend. If you find that you are no longer available to attend you MUST cancel your place (on the system if more than three days before the course) or if at short notice by emailing email@example.com. This will ensure that your place can be offered to another researcher on the waiting list. Failure to cancel a place results in other researchers missing out on places through the waiting list process.
It is unacceptable for researchers to just not attend when booked onto a course. Researcher Academy maintains records of those who repeatedly do not attend courses they have booked. This may affect future eligibility to book onto further Researcher Academy courses and will affect considerations for Researcher Academy funded opportunities.