Oct 20th, 2017 – FIB Short Course

FIB short course

AIF is going to offer another FIB short course in Sep 19th, 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, Oct 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.

Oct 20th, 2017 – SEM Short Course

SEM Short Course

NCSU’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 a student who successfully completes the course to operate any SEM with minimal training.  By the end of the day, the students should be able to operate the VPSEM without assistance. To insure each student receives maximum hands-on time, the course will be limited to 3 participants.

Date Friday, Oct 20th, 2017
Time 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Location 318 Monteith Research Center, Centennial Campus of North Carolina State University
Cost NCSU student $50; non-profit $50; industry $350

 

For more details and to register, please contact Chuck Mooney at cbmooney@ncsu.edu.

Oct 13th 2017 – Basic Vacuum Technology Short Course

 

Date Friday, Oct 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.