AIM Lab SEM Winter Short Course

Thursday, January 11, 2018
9:30 a.m.
Lecture: IREAP, Room 1207 (Large Conference Room)
Wen-An Chiou
301 405 0541


The AIM Lab at NanoCenter will be offering a short course in Scanning Electron
Microscopy (SEM) during this winter break (January 2018) using our Hitachi SU-70 High
Resolution Analytical SEM and Tescan FIB/SEM.

The short course provides an introduction to the SEM for those with little or no prior
experience. This course covers basic principles and knowledge of the scanning electron
microscope including energy-dispersive x-ray spectroscopy (EDS). In addition to lectures,
there will be an emphasis on laboratory exercises that focus on instrument operation and
practical applications.

Date: January 11, 12, 16 and 17, 2018
Lecture: 9:30 to 11:40 am.
Laboratory: Two hours/group/day (4 days, Jan. 11, 12, 16 and 17, 2018)
Rooms: Lecture: Room 1207 (Large Conference Room), IREAP, ERF Build.
Lab: SEM facility, Kim Building room 1237C
Limit: Maximum enrollment is 9 (3 lab groups, 3 persons per group)
Fee: $385 per person, $350 per person from the same research group and/or
participate FIB/TEM short course. $200 per person for taking lectures or lab
(permission is required from the instructor) only. Fees for non-UMD
participants will be different. Please check with the AIM Lab office.

To enroll, please print and fill out the application form, and submit to the AIM Lab office by 12:00 pm, Jan. 9, 2018 (Tuesday) at room 1234 or 1237A Kim Building. Students accepted into the class will be informed by e-mail by 12 pm on Wednesday (01/10/18).

To encourage all potential users to register for the short course, a discount will be offered to individuals if they are affiliated with a research group where other members are also enrolled in the course or if s/he is attending both TEM and SEM short courses (see TEM short course announcement). * This fee applies to UMD users only. Different fees apply for non-UMD participants; please check with the AIM Lab office.

For more information regarding the SEM short course, please contact Wen-An Chiou at AIM Lab, or at (301)-405- 0541 or send an e-mail to


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