Saturday, September 6, 2008

American Scholarships 2009 2010

USA: 2009 Winter School on High Resolution Electron Microscopy, Arizona State University, Tempe

The aim of the school is to introduce the theory and practice of high resolution electron microscopy to scientists currently using transmission electron microscopes for materials science studies. It is expected that people taking the course will have some familiarity with basic crystallography, diffraction contrast and routine microscope operation.

Lecture topics will include:

Fundamentals of HREM;
Imaging Theory;
Transfer Functions in HREM;
Electron Diffraction;
Small Probe Formation;
Fundamentals of STEM;
Practical HREM/STEM Operation;
Techniques for Image Calculation;
Image Processing Techniques;
Convergent Beam Microdiffraction;
Electron Energy-Loss Spectroscopy;
Energy Dispersive X-ray Spectroscopy;
Focused Ion Beam (FIB) methods
The course fee is $950. The registration form and a check for $950, payable to “Arizona State University,” should be mailed by November 1, 2008 to:

Beth Crespo
CHREM/LeRoy Erying Center for Solid State Science
Arizona State University
Box 879506
Tempe, AZ 85287-9506

With the exception of those who have been awarded scholarships, school participants are responsible for making their own motel arrangements. Since January is a popular month for visiting the Phoenix area, it is advisable to reserve accommodations by early November.

Student Scholarships
Microscope manufacturers provide a limited number of scholarships to support graduate students who might not otherwise be able to attend. The scholarship support covers accommodation in a shared double room, school registration, and an economy air fare within the United States.
To apply for a scholarship the applicant must send:

a letter explaining why support is needed
a letter of recommendation from an immediate supervisor
a resume and a brief description of microscope related research and microscopes being used
Scholarship applications must be received by October 15, 2008.