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12.141 Electron Microprobe Analysis by Wavelength Dispersive X-ray Spectrometry, January (IAP) 2006

The Electron Microprobe at MIT.
The Electron Microprobe at MIT. (Image courtesy of The MIT Electron Microprobe Facility.)

Highlights of this Course

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.

Course Description

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.


Dr. Nilanjan Chatterjee
Prof. Timothy Grove

Course Meeting Times

One session / week for 4 weeks
4 hours / session


Undergraduate / Graduate


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