The TEM module is not very comprehensive but for a first semester course it is probably sufficient. If you want a good resource for TEM I recommend the book Transmission Electron Microscopy by David B. Willliams and C. Barry Carter. I got this as a four volume paperback set. It looks like it is now in a hardcover version available from Amazon at the following web site:


One of the best nanoscience resources is Nanohub. Nanohub has a variety of different resources available but one of the most abundant is the set of online presentations which can be accessed from the following web site:


The presentation I want to refer to here is:

"Electron and Ion Microscopies as Characterization Tools for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology"

This is a good presentation on electron and ion microscopy techniques but the part I found particularly fascinating was the section at the end where they show carbon nanotubes growing inside an environmental TEM.

The activity I do for this section is based on the web site:


This site has some excellent Java based simulations. Besides TEM they also include a number of other modules going up to the top level.

Although we do not have a TEM here at CVTC our partner institution University of Wisconsin Eau Claire has a nice 200 keV system and this week we went on a field trip to the UW Eau Claire Materials Science Center which has a good collection of analysis equipment.

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Comment by kirupa krishnan on October 4, 2009 at 4:58pm
Thank you, for sharing the information.
It was very useful.
With regards,

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Comment by Manoranjan Chowhan on July 27, 2009 at 8:42am
I tried to access the page as suggested by you:
http://www.nanohub.org/browse/onlinepresentations/ the same does not open is there some problem?
Thanks from Manoranjan

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Comment by hasan on May 26, 2009 at 8:58pm
If you are please tell me more information.
Your truly, hasan

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Comment by hasan on May 26, 2009 at 8:51pm
Mr. Mikelson thankyou very much for your fn1_2d_tem_cr.ppt and
I hope you be success in all time.

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Comment by Hans Mikelson on November 8, 2008 at 12:16am
Thanks for sharing...I will tell my students.

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Comment by TINC on November 3, 2008 at 10:55pm

now everybody can click on the link :)

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Comment by Nanoscience -- DCTC on November 3, 2008 at 10:51pm
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I'm actually letting you know that the Nanoscience students of Dakota County Technical College have a blog and they will post things about their program.
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