Building a fundamental knowledge base about a specific instrument or characterization technique is the first step to becoming a user of the Shared Instrumentation Facility. Because there is an enormous amount of background information about how instruments work, key components they have for imaging and data collection, and how to process these forms of data once acquired - we have compiled a short list of tutorials and papers to help you build a firm knowledge base.
MyScope Instrument Tutorial - provides a good basis for understanding many of the instruments we have at the SIF
An Introduction to Electron Microscopy (created by FEI) - provides a firm overview and understanding about Electron Microscopy
A Guide to SEM Observation (created by JEOL) - provides an overview of SEM imaging and many factors that can influence imaging
EBSD tutorial (created by Oxford Instruments) - provides a full overview of EBSD and common applications/techniques
Interactive tutorial about Diffraction - an interactive guide to crystal structures by Th. Proffen at the University of Erlangen
SEM - both of our SEMs and our JEOL 2011TEM have an EDAX Energy Dispersive Spectrometer (EDS)
EDAX EDS Spectrum Viewer - software for viewing acquired EDS spectrum
EDAX EBSD Bibliography - a searchable literature database for EBSD users
DTSA II - a multi-platform software package for quantitative microanalysis created by Nicholas Ritchie at NIST
In-situ TEM sample lift-out - A Fibics presentation of TEM sample preparation and in-situ lift-out
Gatan DigitalMicrograph software - an offline version of DigitalMicrograph by Gatan for viewing TEM images (free download)
Data Viewer - for viewing analytical results and instrument setup reports (please contact us for a free version)
Additional Research Centers at LSU appear on the ORED website.