The Linneaus graduate school on Quantum engineering at Chalmers is giving a graduate course on modern microscopy. The aim of the course is to give an in-depth survey of available microscopical and scanning probes and their applications in todays research. The course is built around three sets of lectures, each made up by 4 2-hour lectures. The in-class lectures will be complemented with problem solving, and/or practical laboratory demonstrations. Learning outcomes of the course are that after taking this course the student will:
- Have acquired a good knowledge of the fundamentals and working principals as well as some practical experience of simple microscopical and scanning probes setups
- A clear understanding of the variety of microscopy probes available and their applicability to study different physical objects/observables
- Have an idea how these experimental tools could be used in own research
The course will give 7.5 hsp with a two-fold examination: i) a written and/or oral examination on experimental projects or problems solved during each section of the course. ii) a written paper where the student discuss how microscopical and scanning probes can be applied in own research. The paper will be presented and defended at a final workshop.
Literature will be lecture notes, review articles, and handed-out material at each lecture.
Download the pdf-book “Fundamentals of scanning probe microscopy” by V. L. Mironov from the course homepage
Lecture set 1: Scanning Probe Microscopy.
Docent Vladimir Popok (phone 34 35)
Dates: November 30th to December 13th 2009
Lecture set 2: Scanning Tunneling Microscopy.
Professor Øystein Fischer (phone 33 03)
Dates: January 11th to 23rd 2010
Lecture set 3: Transmission Electron Microscopy/Scanning
Transmission Electron Microscopy.
Professor Eva Olsson (phone 32 47)
Dates: February 22nd to March 5th 2010