Duncan Alexander

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Research and Teaching Associate

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

PH D2 354 (Bâtiment PH)
Station 3
CH-1015 Lausanne

Web site: Web site: https://lsme.epfl.ch

MXF 112 (Bâtiment MXF)
Station 12
CH-1015 Lausanne

MXF 110 (Bâtiment MXF)
Station 12
CH-1015 Lausanne

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Teaching & PhD


Materials Science and Engineering

PhD Programs

Doctoral Program in Materials Science and Engineering

PhD Students

Sblendorio Gabrielle Anne Laguisma,

Past EPFL PhD Students

Aebersold Arthur Brian ,


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.

Scanning and Analytical Transmission Electron Microscopy

This intensive course discusses advanced TEM techniques such as: scanning TEM; analytical TEM using EELS and EDX; aberration corrected imaging; and image simulation. It is intended for researchers who have taken the introductory TEM course MSE-637 or who have a good background in conventional TEM.

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