Supporting materials on microscopy
Professor Jean-Paul MORNIROLI (Jean-Paul.Morniroli@univ-lille1.fr) from the Laboratoire de Métallurgie Physique et Génie des Matériaux, UMR CNRS 8517 USTL & ENSCL, Cité Scientifique, Villeneuve d'Ascq, France, has made available for download an " Atlas of Electron Diffraction Patterns" in his website: http://www.electron-diffraction.fr/welcome_017.htm.
Note: the theoritical diffraction patterns were simulated from the softwares "Electron Diffraction" and "Jems" from P. Stadelmann.
He also includes the following lectures available for download in PDF format:
1. PRECESSION ELECTRON DIFFRACTION - Seminar at the Institute of Materials, University of Silesia, Katowice, Poland - June 2011
2. SPACE GROUP DETERMINATION FROM PED AND CBED - Opening Ceremony, NANOGUNE, San Sebastian, Spain - July 2011
3.PED, CBED AND LACBED. DIFFERENCES AND SIMILARITIES - School on Electron Crystallography, Erice, Sicily - June 2011.
The Institute of Materials Science´s Electron Microscopy Laboratory at the University of Connecticut, has available online (http://www.ims.uconn.edu/~micro/ ) a set of PDF documents which includes:
1.-Transmission Electron Microscope. Primary User Training . A very friendly and well illustrated TEM training document. Quite handy for those of us who are starting in the world of electron microscopy and more:
Lesson 1: Introduction to TEM
Why use Electrons?
The Electron Microscope Column
Lesson 2: Basics of Image Formation
Lesson 3: Basic Electron Diffraction
Lesson 4: Advanced Electron Diffraction
Lesson 5: Energy Dispersive X-Ray Spectroscopy
Lesson 6: Advanced Imaging Methods
Lesson 7: Review
2.-TEM Sample Preparation for beginners, which is a brief guide to the subject.
3.-Scanning Electron Microscope. Primary User Training. A very friendly and well illustrated SEM training document. Quite handy for those of us who are starting in the world of electron microscopy and more, including:
a) Why Use Electrons In A Microscope?
b) SEM Column
c) Basics of Image Formation in SEM
4.-This site also includes the following user operating guides:
FEI T12 TEMUser Guide
JEOL 2010 TEM User Guide
JEOL 6335 FESEM User Guide
Gatan Dual Ion Mill
Gatan PIPS Ion Mill
Pretty nice Website devoted to provide essential data and description of the periodical table (http://www.webelements.com/ ) including the following aspects:
The essentials, History, Contents, Uses, Geology, Biology, Compounds, Electronegativity, Bond enthalpies, Lattice energies, Physics, Pictures, Allotropes, Chemistry, Crystal structures, Thermochemistry, Atoms, Atom and ion sizes, Isotopes, NMR.
NIST Physical Reference Data (http://www.nist.gov/pml/data/index.cfm ) which includes the following databases:
1.-Elemental Data Index.
2.- Periodic Table: Atomic Properties of the Elements.
3.- Atomic Spectroscopy Data.
4.- Molecular Spectroscopic Data.
5.- Atomic and Molecular Data.
6.- X-Ray and Gamma-Ray Data.
7.- Radiation Dosimetry Data.
8.- Nuclear Physics Data.
9.- Condensed Matter Physics Data.
EELS Data Base
This EELS Data Base website (http://pc-web.cemes.fr/eelsdb/index.php?page=home.php ) includes a compilation of both Outer and Inner-shell excitation spectra from Electron Energy Loss Spectroscopy and X-Ray experiments to form a “reference catalog of fine structures for materials”. You have to register yourself, free of charge, before use it though.
Light and Electron Microscopy Atlas
A “Light and Electron Microscopy Atlas”by M. Dürrenberger, U. Aebi and A. Engel from the University of Basel, Klingelbergstrasse 70, CH-4056 Basel, Switzerland, is presented. It also includes Atomic force and tunneling microscopy images collected. This is found in the link: http://pages.unibas.ch/SEM/ATLAS/htm/index2.htm .
Extensive information about electron microscopy
This website in Mexico includes a wealth of information on dispersion phenomena, vacuum techniques, pumps, lenses for electron microscopy, generation and interpretation of signals and an interesting discussion on contrast to brightness ratio, energy distribution, depth of field, charging effects, signals mixing. It also includes a description of Auger electrons and their use. Laboratorio de microscopía Electrónica. Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana. Unidad Iztapalapa. http://microscopiaelectronicauami.com/equipos/.
Graphic techniques of microscopy electronic information
Illustrated information on the different electron microscopy techniques and sample preparation. Introduction to electron microscopy. Interdisciplinary Centre for Electron Microscopy (CIME), École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL). Found in the following link: http://cime.epfl.ch/introduction-to-em
SEM Techniques: http://cime.epfl.ch/page-26771.html
TEM Techniques: http://cime.epfl.ch/page-26780.html
FIB Techniques: http://cime.epfl.ch/page-26794.html
Samples Preparation: http://cime.epfl.ch/page-26798.html
Sample Preparation Handbook for Transmission Electron Microscopy
Sample Preparation Handbook for Transmission Electron Microscopy [Springer 2010], libro en línea desarrollado por Jeanne Ayache, Luc Beaunier, Jacqueline Boumendil, Gabrielle Ehret, Danièle Laub. Idioma: Inglés. Consultado en la siguiente dirección:
Handbook of Sample Preparation for Scanning Electron Microscopy and X-Ray Microanalysis
Handbook of Sample Preparation for Scanning Electron Microscopy and X-Ray Microanalysis. [Springer 2009], book available online developed by Patrick Echlin [Springer, 2010].
Language: English: http://www.springerlink.com/content/978-0-387-85730-5#section=881929&page=1&locus=0
Interactive interface for transmission electron microscopy
Website of the Institut Cancerologie Gustave-Roussy,France. This website includes an interactive interface with links to comprehensive methodological guides for techniques, notes, TEM glossaries, micrographs library, news, collaborations and other links. Language: French and english. http://temsamprep.in2p3.fr/accueil.php?lang=fr
Online user manuals for atomic force microscopes
AFM Handbooks online by the Colvin Group. This website includes also documentation on nanosciences and nanotechnology in Power Point Format. The Colvin group. Rice University. General Lab Contact Information: Phone 713-348-3489, Fax 713-348-2578. 133 Dell Butcher Hall. Texas. US. Language: English. http://nanonet.rice.edu/tutorials.html
Monographs on Transmission and scanning electron microscopy
Monographs on Transmission and scanning electron microscopy, they include illustrations. They are found in the Electron Microbeam Analysis Laboratory (EMAL) website, University of Michigan: Among them you can find:
SEM: This section includes basic operation, secondary and backscattered electrons, Image formation in SEM and a discussion on the beam size at the emission. This material was developed by John Mansfield.
ESEM; Introduction, ESEM functional scheme, image formation in low vacuum environments, charge neutralization, ESEM signal amplification with secondary detectors in gaseous environments, contrast modes and working ranges with wet specimens,
TEM: Introduction, TEM microscopes examples, image formation, selected area diffraction techniques, artifacts analyses, diffraction patterns, brigh field, dark field, EELS, other techniques, it also includes samples preparation for physical sciences. This material was developed by John Mansfield.
Discussion on pattern formation by convergent-beam electron diffraction.
Documents: “all you always wanted to know about electron microscopy and never dare to ask” by FEI, “TEM/SEM optics in the 2010F FasTEM” by JEOL. “Emission Myths” by Lee Instruments and other documents. Language: English. http://emalwww.engin.umich.edu/education_materials/microscopy.html
Historic summary of Electron Microscopy
Historic summary of Electron Microscopy. Graphic description of a scanning system, scales, description of the different signals and examples with images. ZMB Zentrum für Mikroskopie. Universität Basel Biozentrum / Pharmazentrum Klingelbergstrasse 50/70, CH-4056 Basel, Suiza. Language:Dutch. http://pages.unibas.ch/SEM/index.html
Live camera-views from different sites of the Electron Microscopy Laboratory at Argon National Laboratories in Argon USA. http://tpm.amc.anl.gov/ .
Graphical description of topics on light microscopy
Website of the University of California at Fullerton with a graphical description of topics on light microscopy, among them: introduction to bright field microscopy, Kholer illumination, Oil Immersion, phase-contrast microscopy, fluorescence Episcopic microscopy, Differential interference contrast Microscopy and photo-microscopy.
WWW-Virtual Library webpage containing a huge amount of information on electron microscopy, light microscopy and other types of microscopy. You need some vacation time to explore it. http://www.ou.edu/research/electron/www-vl/