Pier Giorgio Merli (S)TEM SCHOOL IN MATERIALS SCIENCE - 8th Edition
From 3 October 2022 To 7 October 2022
From 10 October 2022 To 14 October 2022
CNR - IMM Sezione di Bologna
Area della Ricerca
Via P. Gobetti 101, 40129 Bologna, Italy
UPDATE: Available places for the full course taking place from 3 to 7 October 2022 (theoretical part) and from 10 to 14 October 2022 (practical part) are sold out.
Owing to ongoing participation requests we decided to keep open the full course registrations proposing a second practical course in March 2023. Thus, from now on full course registrations will refer to the same theroretical part from 3 to 7 October 2022 (in presence) and a new practical part in March 2023 (exact date to be defined).
The 8th edition of the Pier Giorgio Merli (Scanning) Transmission Electron Microscopy School, jointly organized by SISM and CNR-IMM, is finally scheduled to be held in early autumn 2022 as an in-person event. In two full weeks, the School will provide students and researchers engaged in the materials science field (physics, chemistry, engineering) with a qualified introduction to Transmission and Scanning Transmission Electron Microscopy techniques.
In the first week (October 3-7, 2022) the theoretical background of the main (S)TEM techniques and their simulation algorithms will be detailed. The basis of analytical techniques like EDS and EELS will be also introduced.
In the second week of the School (October 10-14, 2022), the knowledge acquired during the first part will be put into practice. Students, under teacher’s supervision, will operate on the 200 kV (S)TEM installed at the CNR-IMM Institute. Examples of plan-view and cross-sectional TEM samples as well as FIB TEM lamellas preparations will be illustrated.
For the School's fees and for a more complete description of the School’s subjects, please download the brochure and refer to the School’s web site:
The official language is English.
Important notice: applications to the school may be submitted by filling the registration form directly on this website. Applicants may choose to attend either the whole course or the theoretical part only. Please note that it is not possible to register for the practical course only. It will be also possible to attend the theoretical part as a virtual event. As to the practical course, to guarantee enough operating time to all the students, the maximum number of participants is limited to 10. After application acceptance, the School registration has to be completed on this same SISM web site. The School will take place only if a minimum number of 6 registrations to both the theoretical and practical courses will be reached.