Winter School 2015

Arizona State University 2015 Winter SchooL


High Resolution Electron microscopy

Monday, January 5th to Friday, January 9th, 2015

The aim of Winter School is to introduce the theory and practice of high resolution electron microscopy to scientists currently using transmission electron microscopes for materials science studies. It is expected that people taking the course will have some familiarity with basic crystallography, diffraction contrast and routine microscope operation.
Interactive lectures and laboratories will cover:
  • theory and practice of HREM and STEM
  • small probe formation
  • aberration correction
  • electron diffraction
  • image calculations and processing
  • electron energy loss
  • x-ray nanospectroscopy
  • focused ion beam
The course will use a variety of JEOL and FEI transmission electron microscopes.  Demonstrations of environmental electron microscopy, focused ion beam methods and techniques of specimen preparation will also be included.
Please check back later for program information, including lab sessions

We are grateful to our sponsors FEI Company, JEOL USA , GATAN Inc. and NIST for their support of our Winter School. Please visit their websites at:
The course fee for Winter School is $950.  The one-day course on Aberration Corrected TEM is an additional $200.  (Registration Fees are non-refundable and no-show charges may apply) 
A check for $950 (or $1150 if attending both sessions) payable to "Arizona State University," should be mailed to:
LeRoy Erying Center for Solid State Science
Arizona State University
Box 871704
Tempe, AZ 85287-1704
Our physical address (for FedEx or UPS)
901 S. Palm Walk, PSA 213
Tempe, AZ 85287-1704

*** The Post-School Aberration Corrected TEM course on Jan 9th, 2015 is an intensive 1-day mini-course covering advanced aspects of ACTEM. Space is extremely limited; selection will be first come/first serve and will be based on qualifications of applicant. Please send a brief but comprehensive narrative explaining TEM level of expertise for consideration of acceptance to this course.


  • Registration deadline: December 1, 2014
  • Payment deadline: December 31, 2014


Winter School 2015 Hotels

Hotel Information (Some hotels provide airport transfers from PHX Sky Harbor Airport - please inquire directly)

We have negotiated conference rates for the HREM Winter School 2015 at the following local hotels within walking distance to ASU. Please contact the hotels directly to make arrangements and ask for the "ASU Winter School" rate. All rates are subject to hotel tax.



Distance from ASU

Cost per night

Additional Information

Days Inn-Tempe 

1221 E. Apache Blvd

Tempe AZ 85281 

(480) 968-7793

1.2 Miles


 Easy access to the Metro Light Rail

(7 day pass $10)

Free airport transportation to and from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, free continental breakfast, free wireless.


Tempe Graduate Hotel

225 E Apache Blvd

Tempe, AZ 85281

(480) 967-9431


0.7 Miles


~12 Min walk to ASU


 Airport transportation


Four Points by Sheraton Tempe 

1333 Rural Rd.

Tempe AZ 85281

(480) 968-3451


0.7 Miles


~12 min walk to ASU

Free high speed internet access, daily newspaper, and bottled water.

Tempe Mission Palms

60 E 5th St

Tempe, AZ 85281

(480) 894-1400

0.8 Miles


15 min walk to ASU

 Provides airport transfers (5:30am-10:30pm) and  wireless high-speed Internet access


Residence Inn Tempe Downtown/University

510 S Forest Ave

Tempe, AZ 8528

(480) 967-2300 

0.7 miles


~10 min walk to ASU

Includes: free  breakfast,  shuttle bus service and airport transportation


Courtyard Tempe Downtown

601 S Ash Ave

Tempe, AZ 85281

480) 966-2800

1.1 miles



Public transportation: Orbit mercury

5th St & Farmer Ave.

  • Free Wifi, shuttle bus service, airport transportation



Quality Inn at ASU

1375 E University Dr.

Tempe, AZ 8528

(480) 774-2500

1.2 Miles


Public transportation: Obit Mercury

Escalante Center


  • Free Wifi, free breakfast, airport transportation

University Inn & Suites 

902 S Mill Ave

Tempe, AZ 85281

(480) 966-7221

0.5 Miles


~13 min walk


Free Wifi


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