The application of analytical SEM and EPMA in the earth sciences
Learn basic theory and practice the methods used in electron beam-based analysis and data interpretation.
Electron beam-based analysis and data interpretation have many applications within earth sciences and beyond.
Understanding how analytical scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and electron probe microanalysis (EPMA) can be used and how the data these instruments produce can be interpreted can unlock breakthroughs in research.
About the course
This four-day course explores electron beam analysis, including interactions between electrons and the specimen, emission of x-rays from the sample, detectors, quantitative analysis, assessing data quality, its interpretation and presentation. The course also covers limitations in analysis, for example in variable pressure and environmental SEMs.
The course will be led by our scientists and analysts who regularly prepare and analyse biological, geological and synthetic material for staff, scientific visitors and consultancy projects.
Please note, that due to high demand, the course running from 27 February - 2 March 2018 is fully booked. Apply now to be considered for the course running from 15 May - 19 May 2018.
Contact the Training and Development team on +44 (0)207 942 6182 or email us.
Who is it for?
For postgraduates in the fields of geology, earth sciences and environmental sciences.