Fundamentals of Electron and Ion Microscopy

About the course

Electron and ion microscopy techniques are the most widespread tools for imaging and investigation of structural and functional properties of solid and soft matter on micro- and nanoscale, which applications are very broad: material science, microelectronics, nanotechnology, biology, forensics science and many others.

This course represents the fundamentals on the working principles of all main components of the modern microscopes such as electron and ion optics as well as diverse signal detectors, on the physics of the particle interaction with the matter and of the image formation in different operation modes. The obtained knowledge will serve as basics for future practical usage of electron and ion microscopy as well as focused ion beam systems in various fields from basic research to industrial applications. A distinguished feature of the course is the consideration of both electron and ion beam technologies, which started to be rapidly growing due to the availability of recently industrially developed dual beam equipment, where these technologies are used jointly.


  1. General Topics in Electron and Ion Microscopy.
  2. Scanning Electron Microscopy.
  3. Transmission Electron Microscopy.
  4. Scanning Ion Microscopy and Focused Ion Beams.
  5. Analysis in Electron Microscopy.
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Course's authors:

  • Iurii Petrov
    Associate professor
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2021 год