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.
Instructor Ann Lehman teaching a student about the analytical transmission electron
microscope in the McCook building.
Adjusting the lens current changes the magnetic field, causing the electrons to follow
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