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Winter School

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:

  • Fundamentals of HREM
  • Imaging Theory
  • Transfer Functions in HREM
  • Electron Diffraction
  • Small Probe Formation
  • Fundamentals of STEM
  • Practical HREM/STEM Operation
  • Techniques for Image Calculation
  • Image Processing Techniques
  • Convergent Beam Microdiffraction
  • Electron Energy-Loss Spectroscopy
  • Energy Dispersive X-ray Spectroscopy
  • Focused Ion Beam (FIB) methods
  • In-Situ Technique

The course will use a variety of transmission electron microscopes. Demonstrations of environmental electron microscopy, focused ion beam methods and techniques of specimen preparation are included.

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Hotels Near ASU 

Graduate Tempe
225 East Apache Boulevard
Tempe, AZ 85281
ASU – Graduate Tempe Hotel

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in all guest rooms
  • Complimentary shuttle to/from airport and anywhere within 3 miles of hotel
  • Complimentary access to ASU’s fitness facility

Tempe Mission Palms
60 East Fifth Street
Tempe, AZ 85281
Add $10 to include breakfast

  • Waived hospitality fee (valued at $17.95 plus tax per room, per night)
  • Airport transportation
  • Valet or self-parking
  • Access to health club and fitness center
  • Local and toll-free telephone calls
  • High-speed wireless Internet access
  • Incoming fax service

Homewood Suites Phoenix Tempe 
2104 E Rio Salado Parkway
Tempe, AZ 85281
http://homewoodsuites3.hilton.com/en/hotels/arizona/homewood-suites-by-hilton-phoenix-tempe-asu-area-PHXTUHW/index.html Corporate Code – 0003116144

  • Complimentary wired and wireless internet access in guest rooms
  • Complimentary full hot buffet breakfast daily
  • Complimentary evening social to include light dinner, beer, and wine Monday - Thursday
  • Complimentary access to our Business Center and use of our copy/printer/fax machines
  • Complimentary shuttle service within a 5-mile radius of the hotel

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tempe- University 
1031 E Apache Blvd
Tempe, AZ 85281

  • Complimentary wired and wireless internet access in guest rooms
  • Complimentary breakfast daily
  • Complimentary shuttle service within a 5-mile radius of the hotel
Aloft Tempe
951 East Playa Del Norte Drive
Tempe, AZ 85281
(480) 621-3300
Book the ASU rate


We are grateful to our sponsors FEI Company, JEOL USA, GATAN Inc., and Nion for their support of our Winter School.

Please visit their websites at:


Registration Fee: $1200 / Deadline December 1, 2017


(Registration Fees are non-refundable and no-show charges may apply)

Make your check  payable to Arizona State University, and mail it to:

Eyring Materials Center
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




 Sponsors provide a limited number of scholarships to support graduate students who might not otherwise be able to attend. 

To apply for a scholarship, please send the following to winterschoo@asu.edu

  1. A letter explaining why support is needed.
  2. Letter of recommendation from an immediate supervisor.
  3. Resume and a brief description of related research and microscopes used.

Scholarship applications must be received by October 16, 2017




Tuesday, January 2, 2018 - 8:00am to Friday, January 5, 2018 - 6:00pm