Eric Hellebrand - Teaching

Associate Specialist
Manager of the Electron Microprobe and X-Ray Fluorescence Facilities



GG621 Electron Microprobe Analysis (2 credits) - offered in the Fall Semester

This is a graduate level course that is required for all users of the electron microprobe. It has a theoretical part and a lab part. The theoretical part deals with the theory of electron-solid interaction, components of the probe, quantitative and qualitative analysis as well as the various pitfalls. The hands-on part teaches the user how to become an autonomous user of the electron microprobe facility, including sample preparation, sample change, imaging and mapping and setting up a quantitative analysis from scratch. There is a theoretical test and a 1-day project at the end of the semester, where the student demonstrates the capability to obtain high-quality data without damaging the probe, sample and lab manager.

GG699 Advanced Electron Microprobe Analysis - every other Spring Semester

In this course, we'll cover advanced topics, such as low-accelerating voltage analysis for submicron particles, non-linear background corrections, time-dependent intensity variation (e.g. drop in Na countrate), secondary fluorescence corrections, and other topics upon request.


Guest lectures

I've given guest lectures in various other courses. Details and links to ppt will be updated shortly.