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    Dec 04, 2022  
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ESS 375 - Optical & Electron Microscopy


3 hours
An analytical course focusing on various techniques of microscopy. Topics discussed include: basic principles of optics and light, interactions of light and matter, characteristics of electron beam-specimen interactions, image formation and interpretation, sample preparation, secondary electron imaging, back-scattered electron imaging, and semi-quantitative chemical analysis using energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy. Microscope techniques will include standard optical microscopy, polarizing light microscopy, reflected light microscopy, and scanning electron microscopy. Prerequisite(s): CHEM 103 ; PHYS 122  or PHYS 202 , or consent of instructor. UG