EELS & EFTEM Analysis Training School

Format

Daily activities typically include two 1-hour lectures, two 90-minute demonstration labs, and two 90-minute practical lab periods. Lab sessions are split evenly between data acquisition techniques in the TEM lab and data analysis procedures at offline computer workstations running the latest Gatan Microscopy Suite® (GMS) software. See typical daily schedule below.

The instructional staff is largely drawn from experienced analytical TEM specialists at Gatan. The practical lab periods, supervised by Gatan staff, provide participants the opportunity for hands on practice with EELS and EFTEM techniques.

A range of Gatan EFTEM and EELS instrumentation and software will be available during the course, featuring the GIF Quantum® energy filter with STEMPack™ spectrum imaging. The GIF Quantum and STEMPack systems are mounted to both a JEOL and a FEI (S)TEM in our application demo lab in Pleasanton. While the labs will use the GIF Quantum, the lessons will be equally applicable to users of all GIF and PEELS systems.

Due to time constraints, there will be very limited opportunities to investigate student provided samples. If you have a non-proprietary sample you wish to bring to the course, please contact the school organizers at info@gatan.com. Keep in mind that the data will be shared with all school participants, and setup and analysis time will be very limited.

If you have any questions regarding Gatan Training Schools, please email us at info@gatan.com.

Example Schedule – Day 2

Activity Start Finish Description
Welcome 08:00 08:30 Meet school participants over breakfast
Lecture 08:30 09:40 Lecture 4: Review of EFTEM fundamentals
All groups in lecture room / computer lab
09:40 09:50 Coffee break
09:50 10:35 Lecture 5: Practical aspects of EFTEM acquisition
All groups in lecture room / computer lab
10:35 10:45 Coffee break
Lab 10:45 12:00 Demo Acquisition Lab 2a: GIF Tuninig and EFTEM acquisition
All groups in lecture room / computer lab (remote to TEM)
Lunch 12:00 13:00 Lunch
Lecture 13:00 13:30 Lecture 6a: EFTEM spectrum imaging
All groups in lecture room / computer lab
Lab 13:30 14:30 Demo Acquisition Lab 2b: EFTEM SI acquisition
All groups in lecture room / computer lab (remote to TEM)
Lab 14:30 16:00 Practical Lab 2a: Hands on operation – EFTEM acquisition
Group 1 at TEM1 with GIF Quantum / STEMPack system
Group 2 at TEM2 with GIF Quantum / STEMPack system
Data Analysis Lab 2a: Hands on operation – EFTEM analysis
Groups 3 & 4 in lecture room / computer lab 
16:00 16:15 Discussion and refreshments
Lab 16:15 17:45 Practical Lab 2b: Hands on operation – EFTEM acquisition
Group 3 at TEM1 with GIF Quantum / STEMPack system
Group 4 at TEM2 with GIF Quantum / STEMPack system
Data Analysis Lab 2b: Hands on operation – EFTEM analysis
Groups 1 & 2 in lecture room / computer lab