November 15-16, 2017 - Electron Probe MicroAnalysis (EPMA)


November 15 - 16, 2017

Course Description

This is a workshop for anyone interested in the capabilities of Electron Probe MicroAnalysis (EPMA), which uses characteristic x-rays to quantitatively analyze solid samples.  Current users, prospective users, or the simply curious are all welcome.  The course will take place over two days and include instruction from both EPMA manufacturers: CAMECA and JEOL.  The first day will be an introduction to basic operation, components of the microprobe, and general applications.  The second day will be focused on specialized applications such as low keV analysis and soft x-ray analysis, including new and future capabilities for analyzing Li.  There will also be plenty of time for discussion of specific problems that might be solved using EPMA.

For additinoal inquiries, please send an email to Dr. Katherine L. Crispin (


Provided by CAMECA Instruments and JEOL Instruments
Peter McSwiggen, JEOL
Vern Robertson, JEOL
To Be Announced, CAMECA

Date and Time

November 15 and 16, 2017 (two days)
8:30 am Check-in with Continental Breakfast
9:00 am-4:00 pm Workshop

Registration Details

Penn State registrants must have one

  1. A RIMS accounts set up in advance, or
  2. A budget, fund and cost center

Workshop Registration

$100.00 for on-campus registrants
$200.00 for external registrants   

Registration Deadline

November 10, 2017


Penn State University
Millennium Science Complex Room N-201
8:30 am - Registration checkin
9:00 am - 5:00 pm - Workshop (November 15 - 16)