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2014 Winter Short Courses


SEM Short Course

AN INTRODUCTION TO SEM AND EDS FOR THE NEW SEM OPERATOR

The NISP Lab at NanoCenter will be offering a short course in Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) during this winter break (January 2014) using our state-of-the-art Hitachi SU-70 High Resolution Analytical 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:Four days, January 14, 15, 16 and 17, 2014
Lecture:9:30 to 11:30 am. (Room: TBA)
Laboratory:Two hours/group/day (4 days, Jan. 14. 15, 16 and 17, 2014)
Limit:Maximum enrollment is 9 (3 lab groups, 3 persons per group)
Fee:$350 per person, $300 per person from the same research group and/or participate TEM short course. $175 per person for taking lectures only. Fees for non-UMD participants will be different. Please check with the NISP Lab office.

To enroll, please print and fill out the required application form, and submit to the NISP Lab office by 5:00 pm, January 10, 2014 in room 1234 Kim Building.

Students accepted into the class will be informed by e-mail by Sunday (01/12/2014).

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


TEM Short Course

AN INTRODUCTION TO TEM FOR THE NEW TEM OPERATOR

A Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM) short course will be offered this winter break (January 2014) through the NISP Lab at the NanoCenter, University of Maryland. This is a hands-on course aimed at introducing the basic concepts, instrumentations and application of TEM to new operators. The lecture portion of the course will focus on fundamental theory in TEM; laboratory exercises are designed to provide instruction on both the operation of TEM and useful techniques for materials characterization using TEM. This course is also recommended as a refresher course to individuals with prior knowledge and operating familiarity with the TEM.

Date:Four days, January 21, 22, 23 and 24, 2014
Lecture:9:30 to 11:30am (Theory). (Room: TBA)
Laboratory:January 21, 22, 23 and 24, 2014
Two hours/group/day (TEM operation, 2 ~ 3 students/group)
Rooms:Lecture: TBA.
Lab: TEM Facility, Kim Building Room 1237B.
Limit:Maximum enrollment is 9 (3 lab groups, 3 persons per group)
Fee: Lecture and Lab Course: $400 per person *, $350 per person for members of research groups with multiple enrollments, or for individuals concurrently enrolled in the SEM short course.

Lecture only: $200 per person.

* This fee applies to UMD users only. Different fees apply for non-UMD participants; please check with the NISP Lab office.

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/or SEM short courses (see SEM short course announcement).

To enroll, please fill out the required application form and submit to W-A Chiou or P-J Shang by 5:00 pm, Thursday (01/16/14).

Students accepted into the class will be informed by e-mail by Sunday (01/19/14).

Please call W-A Chiou at 5-0541 or send an e-mail to wachiou@umd.edu for more information.


FIB Short Course

AN INTRODUCTION TO FIB FOR THE NEW FIB OPERATOR

Focus Ion Beam (FIB) is an extremely useful and powerful tool in physical/materials science and engineering research. The NISP Lab at NanoCenter will be offering a short course in FIB during this winter break (January 2014) using FEI 620 BualBeam FIB system.

The short course provides an introduction to the FIB for those with little or no prior experience. This course covers basic principles and knowledge of operating the FIB. In addition to lectures, there will be an emphasis on laboratory exercises that focus on instrument operation and practical applications.

Date:Four days, July 28, 29, 30 and 31, 2014
Lecture:9:30 to 11:30 am. (Room: TBA)
Laboratory:Two hours/group/day (4 January 28, 29, 30 and 31, 2014)
Limit:Maximum enrollment is 9 (3 lab groups, 3 persons per group)
Fee:$375 per person, $325 per person from the same research group. Fees for non-UMD participants will be different. Please check with the NISP Lab office.
Prerequisite:Must have SEM experience or permission from instructor.

To enroll, please print and fill out the required application form, and submit to the NISP Lab office by 5:00 pm, January 23, 2014 (at room 1234 Kim Building). Students accepted into the class will be informed by e-mail by Saturday (01/26/14).

For more information regarding the FIB short course, please contact Wen-An Chiou at NISP Lab, or (301)-405-0541 or send an e-mail to wachiou@umd.edu.

Contact Us

Phone:
(301) 405-7725

Lab Director:
Dr. Wen-An Chiou
wachiou@umd.edu
(301) 405-0541


Location:
1237 Kim Engineering Bldg