391. Research Methods in Scanning Electron Microscopy. (.5 unit)

Detailed instruction in the use of a scanning electron microscope (SEM) and support techniques such as critical point drying,
specimen coating (standard vacuum and sputter coating), specimen fixation, black and white photographic techniques and computer
image acquisition and analysis. The theory and practice of energydispersive x-ray analysis (EDAX) for determining atomic element
makeup and element mapping is also learned. Prerequisite: any 200- or 300-level science course, or permission of the instructor.
Also offered as Biology 391.