Duncan Alexander

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Research and Teaching Associate

duncan.alexander@epfl.ch +41 21 693 53 23

PH D2 344 (Bâtiment PH)
Station 3
1015 Lausanne

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Teaching & PhD


Materials Science and Engineering



Electron microscopy: advanced methods

With this course, the student will learn advanced methods in transmission electron microscopy, especially what is the electron optical setup involved in the acquisition, and how to interpret the data. After the course, students will be able to understand and assess TEM encountered in papers.

Fundamentals of STEM lmaging and Spectroscopy

Lectures as well as hands-on trainings concerning different STEM imaging and spectroscopy techniques. Fundamentals of STEM, basic and advanced STEM imaging (ABF, ADF, iDPC, and 4D STEM), aberration-corrected STEM imaging and simulation, acquisition and analysis of EELS and EDX data.

Electron Matter Interactions in Transmission Electron Microscopy

This course will present the fundamentals of electron–matter interactions, as occuring in the energy range available in modern transmission electron microscopes, namely 60-300 keV electrons. Diffraction and high-resolution image formation as well as electron energy-loss spectrometry will be covere