Electron and scanning probe imaging

Instructor: Prof. David Carroll

Location: Nanotech Lecture Hall, 501 Deacon

Time: TBA

1.5 credit hour with lab


offered every other year or as requested


PHY 656 Electron Imaging Science

PHY 657 Scanning Probes

These course teach the basic theory and practice of microscopy using electron microscopes and scanning probe microscopes. (656) an Introduction to electron imaging with hands-on experience using TEM and SEM instruments. (657) The theory and practice of STM, and AFM, again with a lab component for hands-on experiential learning. They should provide a working knowledge of the use of the instruments as well as the basis for interpretation and simulation of data.


The Courses


The courses are taught in an open structure, usually with only lab reports as graded components and only attendance needed for a passing grade. The courses are supposed to be utilitarian, for students needing to use these instruments in research, and are presented in a way which is enjoyable.

This course is required for user certification at NANOTECH

Online Learning


User Manual for SPM

User Manual for SEM

User Manual for TEM

Text 656

Text 657

The Lectures

656/657 Microscopy Lectures are held on Thursdays  9:00 to 10:30 am. Below are the videos of those lectures. Lab times are Tuesdays and are scheduled with the instructors or TAs. 

PHY 657


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Lecture 12

Wake Forest


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