Scanning Electron Microscopy

This course is a practical introduction to Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM). SEM is one of the most common and frequently used tools in characterization of materials. The course is designed for beginners and intermediate SEM users and offers. We offer a hands-on training on electron microscopy with key tips to use in the laboratory.



The duration of the program is one month. The ACE College for Women will conduct terminal examinations on completion of the course.

Class Timings

Two lectures a week with 02:00 hour duration on every Monday & Wednesday, followed by practice worksheets to utilize the best potential of students.

Student Assessment

Besides regular class discussion, and worksheets one internal/house examination is mandatory to qualify this short course.

Basic Introduction

  • What is SEM Analysis?
  • Introduction to EDS Analysis
  • Structure and functions of SEM
  • Importance of SEM

Practical Guide

  • Sample Preparation
  • Sample Handling
  • How to Run Sample with SEM?
  • How to operate SEM?
  • How to Interpret Results of SEM?

Who Should Attend

  • Graduate Students
  • Master Grade Students
  • Early Career Researchers

What you'll learn

By the end of this course you will be able to describe the key features and functions of SEM, as well as prepare and operate & run the sample in SEM and acquire the informative analytical images.