Karsten Kunze: Catalogue data in Autumn Semester 2020

Name Dr. Karsten Kunze
ETH Zürich, HPM D 46
Otto-Stern-Weg 3
8093 Zürich
Telephone+41 44 632 56 95
DepartmentEarth Sciences

327-0702-00LEM-Practical Course in Materials Science2 credits4PK. Kunze, S. Gerstl, F. Gramm, F. Krumeich, J. Reuteler
AbstractPractical work on TEM, SEM, FIB and APT
treatment of typical problems
data analysis, writing of a report
ObjectiveApplication of basic electron microscopic techniques to materials science problems
Literaturesee lecture Electron Microscopy (327-0703-00L)
Prerequisites / NoticeAttendance of lecture Electron Microscopy (327-0703-00L) is recommended.
Maximum number of participants 15, work in groups of 3 people.
327-0703-00LElectron Microscopy in Material Science4 credits2V + 2UK. Kunze, R. Erni, S. Gerstl, F. Gramm, A. Käch, F. Krumeich, M. Willinger
AbstractA comprehensive understanding of the interaction of electrons with condensed matter and details on the instrumentation and methods designed to use these probes in the structural and chemical analysis of various materials.
ObjectiveA comprehensive understanding of the interaction of electrons with condensed matter and details on the instrumentation and methods designed to use these probes in the structural and chemical analysis of various materials.
ContentThis course provides a general introduction into electron microscopy of organic and inorganic materials. In the first part, the basics of transmission- and scanning electron microscopy are presented. The second part includes the most important aspects of specimen preparation, imaging and image processing. In the third part, recent applications in materials science, solid state physics, structural biology, structural geology and structural chemistry will be reported.
Lecture noteswill be distributed in English
LiteratureGoodhew, Humphreys, Beanland: Electron Microscopy and Analysis, 3rd. Ed., CRC Press, 2000
Thomas, Gemming: Analytical Transmission Electron Microscopy - An Introduction for Operators, Springer, Berlin, 2014
Thomas, Gemming: Analytische Transmissionselektronenmikroskopie: Eine Einführung für den Praktiker, Springer, Berlin, 2013
Williams, Carter: Transmission Electron Microscopy, Plenum Press, 1996
Reimer, Kohl: Transmission Electron Microscopy, 5th Ed., Berlin, 2008
Erni: Aberration-corrected imaging in transmission electron microscopy, Imperial College Press (2010, and 2nd ed. 2015)
327-2125-00LMicroscopy Training SEM I - Introduction to SEM Restricted registration - show details
The number of participants is limited. In case of overbooking, the course will be repeated once. All registrations will be recorded on the waiting list.

For PhD students, postdocs and others, a fee will be charged (Link).

All applicants must additionally register on this form: Link
The selected applicants will be contacted and asked for confirmation a few weeks before the course date.
2 credits3PP. Zeng, A. G. Bittermann, S. Gerstl, L. Grafulha Morales, K. Kunze, J. Reuteler
AbstractThis introductory course on Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) emphasizes hands-on learning. Using ScopeM SEMs, students have the opportunity to study their own samples (or samples provided) and solve practical problems by applying knowledge acquired during the lectures. At the end of the course, students will be able to apply SEM for their (future) research projects.
Objective- Set-up, align and operate a SEM successfully and safely.
- Understand important operational parameters of SEM and optimize microscope performance.
- Explain different signals in SEM and obtain secondary electron (SE) and backscatter electron (BSE) images.
- Operate the SEM in low-vacuum mode.
- Make use of EDX for semi-quantitative elemental analysis.
- Prepare samples with different techniques and equipment for imaging and analysis by SEM.
ContentDuring the course, students learn through lectures, demonstrations, and hands-on sessions how to setup and operate SEM instruments, including low-vacuum and low-voltage applications.
This course gives basic skills for students new to SEM. At the end of the course, students are able to align an SEM, to obtain secondary electron (SE) and backscatter electron (BSE) images and to perform energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDX) semi-quantitative analysis. Emphasis is put on procedures to optimize SEM parameters in order to best solve practical problems and deal with a wide range of materials.

- Introduction on Electron Microscopy and instrumentation
- electron sources, electron lenses and probe formation
- beam/specimen interaction, image formation, image contrast and imaging modes.
- sample preparation techniques for EM
- X-ray micro-analysis (theory and detection), qualitative and semi-quantitative EDX and point analysis, linescan and spectral mapping

- Brief description and demonstration of the SEM microscope
- Practice on image formation, image contrast (and image processing)
- Student participation on sample preparation techniques
- Scanning Electron Microscopy lab exercises: setup and operate the instrument under various imaging modalities
- Practice on real-world samples and report results
Lecture notesLecture notes will be distributed.
Literature- Peter Goodhew, John Humphreys, Richard Beanland: Electron Microscopy and Analysis, 3rd ed., CRC Press, 2000
- Joseph Goldstein, et al, Scanning Electron Microscopy and X-Ray Microanalysis, 4th ed, Srpinger US, 2018
- Egerton: Physical Principles of Electron Microscopy: an introduction to TEM, SEM and AEM, Springer Verlag, 2007
Prerequisites / NoticeNo mandatory prerequisites.
327-2129-00LAnalytical Electron Microscopy Restricted registration - show details 1 credit2PP. Zeng, L. Grafulha Morales, K. Kunze, A. Sologubenko
AbstractThe main goal of this hands-on course is to provide students with fundamental understanding of underlying physical processes, experimental set-up solutions and hands-on practical experience of analytical electron microscopy (AEM) technique for microstructure characterisation, specifically Energy Dispersive X-ray Spectroscopy (EDS) and spectrum imaging (SI) technique.
Objective- understanding of physical processes that enable the EDS technique and data evaluation algorithms;
- hand-on experience of data acquisition and evaluation routines including
o practical understanding of different data acquisition set-ups,
o optimization of acquisition parameters for most reliable quantification of the results,
o the knowledge of the available and most reliable quantification algorithms and their handling
o the knowledge of data evaluation routines and possible handicaps for reliable elemental content distribution analyses and material composition quantification
o the effect of the specimen geometry on the data and experimental solutions for minimization of the artefacts
ContentThis advanced course provides analytical EM techniques to the students with prior EM experience (TEM or SEM). At the end of the course, students will understand the physical processes that enable the EDS technique and data evaluation algorithms and apply the technique for their own research.
- Introduction to analytical electron microscopy: theory and instrumentation.
- Lectures on EDS, WDS
- Practical on EDS-SEM: data acquisition and analysis.
- Practical on EDS-TEM: data acquisition and analysis.
The hand-on trainings are to be carried-out on a real-life specimen, provided by lecturers and / by students.
Lecture notesProvided in the course Moodle-page
Literature- Egerton: Physical Principles of Electron Microscopy: an introduction to TEM, SEM and AEM. Springer Verlag, 2007
- Williams & Carter: Transmission Electron Microscopy: A Textbook for Material Sciences. Plenum Press, 2nd Edition 2009, ISBD: 0 306 45247-2
- Goodhew, Humphreys & Beanland: Electron Microscopy and Analyses, Third edition. CRC Press, 2000
- Carter & Williams: Transmission Electron Microscopy: Diffraction, Imaging and Spectrometry. Springer Verlag, 2016, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-26651-0
- Reed: Electron Microprobe Analysis and Scanning Electron Microscopy in Geology. Cambridge University Press, 2010
Prerequisites / Notice- Master student or PhD student who has experience with EM (SEM or TEM) techniques or prior attendance of one of the following courses: Microscopy Training SEM1 (327-2125-00L) or Microscopy Training TEM1(327-2126-00L)
- Attendance of the following courses is of advantage, but not required: Scattering Techniques for Material Characterization (327-2137-00L) or Elements of Microscopy (227-0390-00L) or Electron Microscopy in Material Science (327-0703-00L)
651-1851-00LIntroduction to Scanning Electron Microscopy1 credit2GL. Grafulha Morales, J. Allaz, K. Kunze
AbstractIntroduction to Scanning Electron Microscopy and Microanalysis including Practical training.
ObjectiveIntroduction in scanning electron microscopy and microanalysis. Obtain practical experience in operating a SEM.
ContentFunctional principles and operation modes of a scanning electron microscope. Methods and application fields for
- imaging (SE, BSE, FSE, AE, CL),
- X-ray spectroscopy (EDX)
- Electron diffraction (EBSD, Channeling, Orientation Imaging).
Methods for sample preparation
Practical exercises.
Lecture notesScripts and operation manuals are provided during the course.
Literature- Reed: Electron Microprobe Analysis and Scanning Electron Microscopy in Geology. Cambridge University Press (1996).
- Schmidt: Praxis der Rasterelektronenmikroskopie und Mikrobereichsanalyse. Expert-Verlag Renningen-Malmsheim (1994).
- Reimer, Pfefferkorn: Rasterelektronenmikroskopie. Springer Berlin (1973).
- Goldstein et al: Scanning Elektron Microscopy and X-Ray Microanalysis. Plenum Press New York London (1981).
Prerequisites / NoticeFull day block course after the end of HS