About the Course 

For many centuries, humans have used instruments to surpass the resolution of the human eye. From reading stones to telescopes, optical microscopes and more recently to electron microscopes.

Currently, with the interest in nanoscale materials and clean energy technologies, sophisticated high-resolution scanning/transmission electron microscopes are critical, because of their unique ability to provide imaging, diffraction and spectroscopic information at the nano/atomic scale.

In this context, the goal of this course is to develop a basic understanding of the principles, operation and techniques of scanning/transmission electron microscopy.  The methods are complex and under constant development, so in depth, advanced training for new users is essential to ensure future users can adapt new technologies to expand into new areas and solve new  problems. This course provides the theoretical and practical training and aims to provide you with meaningful and relevant imaging and diffraction data.



INL - International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory
Avenida Mestre José Veiga s/n
4715-330 Braga
Tel. (351) 253 140 112

The INL – International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory was founded by the governments of Portugal and Spain under an international legal framework to perform interdisciplinary research, deploy and articulate nanotechnology for the benefit of society. INL aims to become the world-wide hub for nanotechnology addressing society’s grand challenges.
The INL research programme comprises four strategic fields of application of nanoscience and nanotechnology: Food and Environment, ICT, Energy and Health.