Conventional and Counting EELS spectroscopy school, Catania, 22-25 July 2019

Dear colleagues,
We have the pleasure to officially announce the 
Conventional and Counting EELS spectroscopy school
which will take place at IMM-CNR Catania, Italy, this year July 22 - 25  2019. 
The school is oriented to Master students, PhD students and Postdocs 
For further information  please refer to  School homepage:
The school is part of the network activity of the ESTEEM3 EU-project, the prestigious European consortium on Electron Microscopy and, as you probably know, the Beyondnano Microscopy group of IMM is now member of. See the IMM projects page for more infos.
The School is limited to 16 participants 

The Conventional and Counting EELS spectroscopy school is an intensive 4-day training school that incorporates lectures, computer laboratories, and microscope practicals to provide participants with comprehensive, hands-on training on key EELS topics and technology. The practical lessons will be made at the new Beyond-Nano Sub-Ångstom Lab on integrated JEOL GIF/EELS systems. Thanks to the Transmission electron microscopy (TEM) nowadays we can reveals details of natural and man-made structures even at sub-nanometer scale. Electron energy-loss spectroscopy (EELS) is the ideal analytical tools to the high spatial resolution provided by TEM in both the conventional and scanned (STEM) imaging modes.

This course reviews the basic theory and practice of EELS imaging and analysis in the TEM. Some prior experience with electron microscopy and analytical techniques is recommended. By the end of the course, participants can expect to know how best to optimize the performance of their EELS hardware as well as their EELS experimental setups in order to capture and extract the maximum amount of information from their TEM samples.


Invited Teachers

  • Dr Paolo Longo, Gatan Inc, Pleasanton CA (USA)

  • Dr Stefan Loffler, TU Wien (AT)

  • Dr Katherine E. MacArthur, Ernst Ruska-Centre (GE)

  • Dr Eiji Okunishi, Jeol Ltd. (JP)

  • Dr Pavel Potapov, Techical University of Dresden (GE)

  • Dr Quentin Ramasse, SuperSTEM lab (UK)

  • Dr Liam Spillane, Gatan Inc, Pleasanton CA (USA)

  • Dr Nahid Talebi, Max Plank Institute (GE)

    Best regards
    Giuseppe Nicotra and Quentin Ramasse