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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.


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

Please visit their websites at:


The course fee for Winter School is $950. Registration Fees are non-refundable and no-show charges may apply)

Make your check for $950 payable to Arizona State University, and mail it 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

All Winter School Fees are Due December 4, 2015


We have negotiated conference rates for the HREM Winter School 2016 at The Graduate Hotel. Please contact the hotels directly to make arrangements and ask for the "ASU Winter School" rate. ($135 per night) 

Tempe Graduate Hotel

225 E Apache Blvd

Tempe, AZ 85281

(480) 967-9431

Click Here to Book Reservations


Application Deadline is November 9, 2015

Winter School Application




Monday, January 4, 2016 - 8:00am to Friday, January 8, 2016 - 6:00pm

More Information

For more information please email winterschool@asu.edu