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TIF030 - Modern imaging methods
Owner: TTFYA
5,0 Credits (ECTS 7,5)
Grading: TH - Five, Four, Three, Not passed
Level: D
Department: 16 - PHYSICS

Teaching language: English

Course module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 No Sp
0105 Written and oral assignments 5,0 c Grading: TH   5,0 c    

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Professor  Eva Olsson


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To study fundamental theory for different kinds of microscopes and to have practical exercises on microscopes.


Modern imagining techniques are used to image phenomena ranging from the large scale (e.g. galaxies) to the small scale (e.g. atoms). Advanced methods are used in industry as well as academia. Many methods are based on radiation (for example, radio waves, light, X-rays and electrons) while others are based on other effects e.g. electric fields or atomic forces. This course provides examples of the most important modern imaging techniques. It includes both practical exercises and basic theory for optical, electron and scanning probe microscopies.


The course consists of lectures and practical laboratory sessions on microscopes. The practical sessions are comulsory.The course consists of lectures and practical laboratory sessions on microscopes. The practical sessions are comulsory. Each lecture is combined with home assignments. Correct solutions that are submitted not later than the deadline give bonus points on the written examination.


David. B. Williams and C. Barry Carter, Transmission Electron Microscopy , 1996 Plenum Press, New York, ISBN 0-306-45324

Joseph I. Goldstein, Dale E. Newbury, Patrick Echlin, David C. Joy, A. D. Romig Jr., Charles E. Lyman, Charles Fiori and Eric Lifshin, Scanning Electron Microscopy and X-Ray Microanalysis , 1992, Plenum Press, ISBN 0-306-44175-6

Reference copies of the books will be available for the students during the course.


Written examination with the grades not passed, 3, 4 and 5.

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