Jan 27th, 2017 – EBSD Workshop

EBSD Workshop

This Workshop will be mainly centered around specimen detector geometry and how the software gathers and interprets the data. This will be pertinent to EBSD and TKD data collection. The workshop will be set up as a lecture followed by hands on data processing using Aztec with data that has been previously acquired on the FIB. All current users of the EBSD system and those interested in learning more should attend. Please be prepared to ask questions and discuss any issues you are having.

Date Friday, Jan 27th 2017
Time 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Location 324 Monteith Research Center, NCSU Centennial Campus
Registration cost (student and non-profit) $50
Registration cost (industry) $350


Email Roberto Garcia rgarcia@ncsu.edu to reserve a spot. Seating is limited and is on a first come first served basis.


Jan 20th, 2017 – FIB Short Course

FIB short course

AIF is going to offer another FIB short course in Jan 20th, 2017. The FIB 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 insure each student receives a maximum of time on the FIB, the course will be limited to 4 participants.

Date Friday, Jan 20th 2017
Time 8:30 am – 5:30 pm
Location 324 Monteith Research Center, NCSU Centennial Campus
Registration cost (student and non-profit) $50
Registration cost (industry) $350


For more details and to register, please contact Fred Stevie at fred_stevie@ncsu.edu.

Jan 13th 2017 – Basic Vacuum Technology Short Course


Date Friday, Jan 13th, 2017
Time  8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Location Monteith Research Center, Rm 320 (NCSU Centennial Campus)
Instructor Fred Stevie
Registration Cost NCSU student $50; non-profit $50; industry $350

This is primarily a hands on course with some lecture time. Individuals will work on two functioning vacuum systems. Each attendee will manually remove and install components to learn practical knowledge when dealing with vacuum systems. Covered components include forepumps, turbomolecular pumps, ion pumps, thermocouple and cold cathode gauges, valves, flanges, and feedthroughs.

In addition to hands-on instruction, attendees will receive the following:

  • Digital copy of lecture materials
  • Tour of AIF facility


The course instructor will be Fred Stevie. Fred has 40 years of experience with vacuum instrumentation and is an American Vacuum Society instructor. He is currently responsible for the Surface Analysis Laboratory at NC State.