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The following courses related to microscopy are taught by LSMF staff.
Admission to the courses is by permission of the instructor.
Contact Debby Sherman for more information.

Student handouts are only available to currently registered students.

Fall Semester

HORT 501: Scanning Electron Microscopy Theory (1cr)

This course covers basic theory of Scanning Electron Microscopy.  It is a pre- or co-requisite to HORT 502.  The 10-week course meets for 2hrs per week. Credits: 1

HORT 502: Scanning Electron Microscopy Application (2cr)

This course is a hands-on training on a scanning electron microscope.  Basic alignment and imaging parameters are taught through a series of lab exercises. Students also learn sample preparation for hydrated samples (biological) and are given information on dry samples (materials). There must be a demonstrated need for SEM in your research for admission into this course. Credits: 2

Spring Semester

HORT 503: Transmission Electron Microscopy Theory (1cr)

This course covers basic theory of Transmission Electron Microscopy.  It is a pre- or co-requisite to HORT 504.  The 10-week course meets for 2hrs per week. Credits: 1

HORT 504: Transmission Electron Microscopy Application (2cr)

This course is a hands-on training on a transmission electron microscope.  Basic alignment and imaging parameters are taught through a series of lab exercises. Lab exercises are tailored to the research needs of the students. Students also learn support film preparation and preparation of particulate samples using negative staining.  Those on the biological tract learn sample preparation for hydrated specimens including fixation, embedding, and microtomy. Those on the materials tract learn high resolution imaging techniques including electron diffraction.  There must be a demonstrated need for TEM in your research for admission into this course. Credits: 2

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