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PHYSICS 320 - Modern Physics Instrumentation
Fall 2000 & Spring 2001

Analytical electron microscopes are used to teach principles of electron optics and solid state physics. A very low student-to-instructor ratio is essential, with a preferred ratio of 1:1 or 2:1.

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Instructor Ann Lehman teaching a student about the analytical transmission electron microscope in the McCook building.


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Adjusting the lens current changes the magnetic field, causing the electrons to follow predictable paths.
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Computer-based learning is coupled with hands-on use of the instrument and traditional lecture, text, and whiteboard instruction to provide multiple perspectives of complex principles.