Electron Probe Micro-Analysis

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MIT Electron Microprobe Facility

Department of Earth, Atmospheric & Planetary Sciencessmall logo
Building & Room: 54-1221; 54-1214
Cambridge, MA 02139
Phone: (617) 253-9678, or (617) 253-9677
Fax: (617) 253-7102
e-mail: e-probe-www@mit.edu

Electron Microprobe Analysis by Wavelength Dispersive Spectrometry on JEOL JXA-8200 Superprobe

Usually in mid-July. Application form.

Purpose This is an intermediate to advanced level, lab-oriented course for Electron Microprobe operators working with WDS. It is intended to familiarize the operator with the basic principles of X-ray Microanalysis and provide "hands-on" training and practical tips to efficiently operate an Electron Microprobe.

Course Outline

  • Day 1 (Monday), Morning: Introduction to the theory of X-ray microanalysis including matrix corrections. Analysis of binary Fe-Ni samples by WDS to explore matrix effects.
    Afternoon: Types of scanning images: Backscattered Electron, Secondary Electron, X-ray and Cathodoluminescence. Topics such as Peak Overlap Corrections, and Light element analysis.
  • Day 2 (Tuesday), Morning: Introduction to the software. Large area X-ray mapping by WDS and Backscattered Electron Imaging.
    Afternoon: Fine tuning the JEOL-8200 and tips on efficient operation.
  • Day 3 (Wednesday), Morning: Different parts of the JEOL-8200 and the WDS spectrometer and operation and maintenance tips.
    Afternoon: Tips on column cleaning, other maintenance and troubleshooting.

Location MIT is located on the northern bank of Charles River in the city of Cambridge. The Electron Microprobe Facility is in the Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences. The instruments are housed on the twelfth floor.

Accommodation Participants are responsible for arranging their own accomodation. For a list of hotels near MIT campus, click here.

Registration The registration fee is to be announced. To register, please complete and submit application form. Please send your payment only after registration is confirmed.

MIT Electron Microprobe Facility
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Department of Earth, Atmospheric & Planetary Sciences
Room: 54-1221, Cambridge, MA 02139
Phone: (617) 253-1995; Fax: (617) 253-7102
E-mail: e-probe-www@mit.edu
Web: http://web.mit.edu/e-probe/www/

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