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Analytical Instrumentation Facility (AIF)

aif.ncsu.edu

Upcoming Events

September 2017

Focused Ion Beam Short Course

September 29 @ 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Monteith Research Center (Room 324), NC State University, 2410 Campus Shore Drive
Raleigh, NC United States
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$50 - $350

NC State's Analytical Instrumentation Facility will offer another Focused Ion Beam (FIB) short course on September 29th. The short course includes lectures covering an introduction to the FIB technique, an overview of the principles and operation of the FIB as well as applications such as FIB prepared SEM and TEM cross section. Also, there will be hands on demos of these applications on the AIF Quanta Dual Beam FIB-SEM. To ensure each student receives a maximum of time on the…

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October 2017

Transmission Electron Microscopy Short Course

October 6 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Engineering Building I, Room 1046, 911 Partners Way
Raleigh, NC 27606 United States
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$50 - $350

NC State’s Analytical Instrumentation Facility (AIF) is giving a hands-on short course on transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and related techniques, which are very powerful to understanding the morphology, structure, defects, crystal orientation, and phase information of materials, as well as the chemical distribution down to atomic resolution. It is meant for new users of the TEM  with interdisciplinary background and/or those interested in learning advanced characterization techniques. The course will include a theory component in the morning (9:00 am to…

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Scanning Electron Microscopy Short Course

October 20 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monteith Research Center, Room 318, 2410 Campus Shore Dr.
Raleigh, NC 27695
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$50 - $350

NC State’s Analytical Instrumentation Facility (AIF) offers a hands-on short course on Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) on a routine basis.  In addition to two lectures on SEM theory, each student will get hands-on time running the AIF variable pressure SEM (VPSEM).  The goal of the course is to provide students a basic knowledge of both the theory and practice of SEM imaging, the data that can be derived thereof, and to understand what the generated data means.  This should allow…

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November 2017

Carolina Science Symposium

November 10
McKimmon Center, NC State University, 1101 Gorman Street
Raleigh, NC United States
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The Analytical Instrumentation Facility (AIF) is pleased to continue as host of the Carolina Science Symposium (formerly the Materials Research Society (MRS), ASM International, and American Vacuum Society (AVS) joint symposium. The meeting is expected to draw about 100 participants, both locally and from the surrounding region. Topics in materials science, processing, characterization, and biomaterials will be presented by both invited and selected student contributors. A student poster session will be held, and 3 student contributed papers will be selected for…

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