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Approx. 17 hours to complete

Suggested: 14.5 hours of videos...
Available languages

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Subtitles: English
100% online

100% online

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.
Hours to complete

Approx. 17 hours to complete

Suggested: 14.5 hours of videos...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Hours to complete
1 hour to complete

Welcome

Welcome to the course!...
Reading
3 videos (Total 19 min), 3 readings
Video3 videos
Description of Parts7m
Introduction: Why Electrons?8m
Reading3 readings
Welcome from Professor Jensen10m
About the Instructor10m
Concept Check Questions: Why Electrons?10m
Week
2
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

Currents, Coils, Knobs and Names: Basic anatomy of the electron microscope

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Reading
9 videos (Total 94 min), 8 readings
Video9 videos
Electron Guns18m
EM Lenses
The Column26m
Sample Chamber14m
Energy Filters7m
Detectors11m
Vacuum Systems9m
Summary and Safety5m
Reading8 readings
Concept Check Questions: Electron Guns10m
Concept Check Questions: Electron Lenses10m
Concept Check Questions: The Column10m
Concept Check Questions: The Sample Chamber10m
Concept Check Questions: Energy Filters10m
Concept Check Questions: Electron Detectors10m
Concept Check Questions: Vacuum Systems10m
Concept Check Questions: Summary and Safety10m
Week
3
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

Fourier Transforms and Reciprocal Space for Beginners

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Reading
7 videos (Total 134 min), 6 readings
Video7 videos
1-D Sine Waves and their Sums32m
1-D Reciprocal Space20m
2-D Waves and Images19m
2-D Transforms and Filters32m
3-D Waves and Transforms13m
Convolution and Cross-Correlation15m
Reading6 readings
Concept Check Questions: 1-D Sine Waves and Their Sums10m
Concept Check Questions: 1-D Reciprocal Space10m
Concept Check Questions: 2-D Waves and Images10m
Concept Check Questions: 2-D Transforms and Filters10m
Concept Check Questions: 3-D Waves and Transforms10m
Concept Check Questions: Convolution and Cross-correlation10m
Week
4
Hours to complete
4 hours to complete

Image Formation

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Reading
7 videos (Total 164 min), 6 readings
Video7 videos
Amplitude and Phase Contrast30m
Wave Propagation and Phase Shifts30m
The Contrast Transfer Function33m
Defocus and its Effects21m
Envelopes16m
CTF Correction31m
Reading6 readings
Concept Check Questions: Amplitude and Phase Contrast10m
Concept Check Questions: Wave Propagation and Phase Shifts10m
Concept Check Questions: The Contrast Transfer Function10m
Concept Check Questions: Defocus and its Effects10m
Concept Check Questions: Envelopes10m
Concept Check Questions: CTF Correction10m

Instructor

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Grant J. Jensen

Professor of Biophysics and Biology; Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Biology and Biological Engineering

About Caltech

Caltech is a world-renowned science and engineering research and education institution, where extraordinary faculty and students seek answers to complex questions, discover new knowledge, lead innovation, and transform our future. Caltech's mission is to expand human knowledge and benefit society through research integrated with education. We investigate the most challenging, fundamental problems in science and technology in a singularly collegial, interdisciplinary atmosphere, while educating outstanding students to become creative members of society....

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