A Course in the theory, fundamental operating principles, and
techniques of the transmission electron microscope (TEM) and scanning electron
The course is available to graduate students and upper level undergraduates
The EM course is offered through the Division of Biological Sciences
of the University
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Yoda's Tip of the Week!
This week you will be making thin films with which to coat grids. These can be very useful, indeed indispensable, when it is important that you have every portion of a sample available for viewing. There are numerous types of thin films, but the most common are Formvar (a type of plastic polymer) and Carbon or a combination of the two. There are other types of films used, but they are less common and will not be discussed during the normal class period.