The Electron Microprobe at MIT. (Image courtesy of The MIT Electron Microprobe Facility.)
This course features lecture notes
and problem sets in the assignments
section. It is offered during the Independent Activities Period (IAP), which is a special 4-week term at MIT that runs from the first week of January until the end of the month.
This lab-oriented course introduces the student to the subject of X-ray spectrometry and micro-scale chemical quantitative analysis of solid samples through an intensive series of hands-on laboratory exercises that use the electron microprobe.