Bio s34 - Electron Microscopy

Next offered in Short Term 2013 - Robert Thomas and Greg Anderson (AI)


Bio s34 is primarily a laboratory-based course in which students will learn the theory and practice of scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and x-ray microanalysis using energy dispersive spectroscopy (EDS). In addition, other imaging technologies will be examined including transmission electron microscopy [TEM], confocal and flourescence, phase contrast, dark field, scanning tunneling microscopy, etc, via field trips to other facilities (e.g., JEOL USA, Peabody, MA; the Bates College Imaging Center, and the Bowdoin College confocal microscopy lab). Students will be trained on our new JEOL JSM-7100F Field Emission SEM that is equipped with a Noran System 7 EDS x-ray microanalysis system. Training will include sample preparation and viewing techniques, and the course work culminates in an independent project. Due to space limitations, the course is limited to 8 students.