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Quantitative X-Ray Analysis Course Schedule
Monday, June 5, 2017
Time Event Rm Instr
MORNING
8:30-8:40 Welcome 303 Kiely
8:45-8:50 Course Roadmap 207 Lifshin
8:50-10:00 E-Beam Specimen Interactions and Monte Carlo Simulations 207 Armstrong
10:00-10:20 Break    
10:20-12:00 X-ray Analysis: The Basics 207 Lifshin
       
AFTERNOON
1:30-3:00 EDS: Good Spectrometry Practice 207 Lifshin
3:00-3:30 Break    
3:30-5:15 Software Tools for Microanalysis (bring your laptop computers if you have one) 451 Armstrong, Carpenter, Mushock
5:15 Dinner    
       
EVENING
7:00-9:30 Practical X-ray Microanalysis - Part I (Getting Good Data with Si(Li) and SDD EDS) 207 Armstrong
       
Tuesday, June 6, 2017
Time Event Rm Instr
MORNING
8:30-10:00 Wavelength-Dispersive Spectrometry 207 Lifshin
10:00-10:20 Break    
10:20-12:00 Lab 1: EDS Instrumentation    
  Group A (FEI/XL-30/EDAX SDD) 172A Lifshin, Armstrong
  Group B (Tescan/Oxford) 161 Carpenter, Bullock
       
AFTERNOON
1:15-3:00 Special Samples 2: Φ(ρz) Method for Layered Samples, Particles, etc. 207 Armstrong
3:00-3:20 Break    
3:20-4:30 Practical Aspects of Microanalysis and Compositional Mapping 207 Carpenter
4:30-5:00 Open Discussion on All Topics Covered So Far 207 Staff
5:15 Dinner    
       
EVENING
7:00-9:00 Lab 3: Quantitative WDS Measurements    
  Group A (JEOL 8900) 158 Bullock, Lifshin
  Group B (WUSTL JEOL 8200 Remote) 451 Carpenter, Armstrong, Mansfield
       
Wednesday, June 7, 2017
Time Event Rm Instr
MORNING
8:30-10:00 Special Samples 1: Particle Effects in EPMA Analysis, Particle Preparation, Particle Analysis in VPSEM-ESEM 207 Ritchie
10:00-10:20 Break    
10:20-12:00 Lab 2: Quantitative EDS Measurements    
  Group A (Tescan/Oxford SDD) 161 Carpenter, Armstrong
  Group B (JEOL 8900/Bruker SDD) 158 Bullock, Lifshin
       
AFTERNOON
1:00-3:00 Lab 4: Quantitative Analysis with EDS and WDS    
  Group B (JEOL 8900/Bruker SDD) 158 Bullock, Lifshin
  Group A (WUSTL JEOL 8200 Remote) 451 Carpenter, Armstrong, Mansfield
3:00-3:30 Break    
3:30-4:45 Practical X-ray Microanalysis - Part III (Statistics) 207 Lifshin
       
EVENING
6:30 Cocktail Hour Faculty Lounge, University Center  
7:30 Course Banquet Asa Packer Room, University Center  
       
Thursday, June 8, 2017
Time Event Rm Instr
MORNING
8:30-9:15 Light Element Analysis 207 Carpenter
9:15-10:15 Practical X-ray Microanalysis - Part II (Measurement Pitfalls) 207 Armstrong
10:15-10:30 Break    
10:30-12:00 Lab 5: Student/Instructor Problem Specimens - Best Analytical Approaches    
  Group A (JEOL 8900/Bruker SDD) 158 Bullock, Lifshin
  Group B (Tescan/Oxford SDD) 161 Carpenter, Armstrong
       
AFTERNOON
1:15-3:30 Lab 6: Light Element and Low Energy Analysis    
  Group A (WUSTL JEOL 8200 Remote) 451 Carpenter, Armstrong, Mansfield
  Group B (JEOL 8900/Bruker SDD) 158 Bullock, Lifshin
3:30-3:45 Break    
3:45-5:00 Automatic Analysis: Peak Identification and Standardless Analysis 207 Ritchie
       
EVENING
5:15 Dinner    
7:00-9:00 Lab 7: Optimum Correction Methods for Quantitatively Analyzing Real-World Samples (bring your laptop computer if you have one) 451 Armstrong, Carpenter, Mushock
       
Friday, June 9, 2017
Time Event Rm Instr
MORNING
8:30-9:30 Analysis of Pernicious Samples (Rough Specimens, Beam Sensitivities) 271 Armstrong
9:30-10:00 General Discussion Session 271 Staff
10:00-10:20 Break    
10:20-11:00 The Analytical Report 271 Ritchie, Lifshin
11:00-12:00 Future Directions in Instrumentation, Analysis and Spectral Simulation 271 Ritchie
12:00 Lunch (box lunches) Whitaker Lobby