This online course is run by the Researcher Academy
The Researcher Academy courses are very popular and the majority are run in both semesters to give you the opportunity to attend at a time of the year that suits you. Semester 1 courses will be available for booking from the second week of October and Semester 2 courses from the second week of February.
Target Audience:PGRs and ECRs in the Faculties of Eng, M&HS and Sci
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
Cleaning protocols/plasma cleaning
This course will be delivered through a blended approach including asynchronous and synchronous delivery.
The scheduled timings for this course are for the synchronous delivery only and the asynchronous delivery must be completed in advance. Overall length of course 4 h.
Asynchronous: Watch and Read. To be completed at own pace in advance of joining the on-line seminar/ webchat (Teams). Completion time: approx. 2 h.
Synchronous: Join 2hon-line seminar / webchat (Teams) for tutor Q&A, after completing asynchronous part of course. Completion time: approx. 2 h
All materials will be available on Moodle course page. The Moodle course page will close to first time enrolments 24 h prior to the start of the webchat.
How the register will be taken: To receive an attendance mark for this training, students must complete both the asynchronous and synchronous content and in the correct order. The register will be collated from both Moodle usage and the webchat Teams participant listing.
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
Our webinars/ online courses are very popular, especially in the current period and we are experiencing large volumes of people on our waiting lists.
Please do let us know if you would like to cancel your place on this courseso we can offer your place to another delegate.
Please note, attendances for webinars/ online courses will still be recorded and corresponding training points, when shown as available, will be awarded.
Pre-requisites: Background in Engineering, Physical or Life Sciences