Conventional and Counting EELS spectroscopy school

The Conventional and Counting EELS spectrocopy school is an intensive 4-day training school that incorporates lectures, computer laboratories, and microscope practicals to provide participants with comprehensive, hands-on training on key EELS topics and technology. The practical lessons will be made at the new Beyond-Nano Sub-Ångstom Lab on integrated JEOL GIF/EELS systems. Thanks to the Transmission electron microscopy (TEM) nowadays we can reveals details of natural and man-made structures even at sub-nanometer scale. Electron energy-loss spectroscopy (EELS) is the ideal analytical tools to the high spatial resolution provided by TEM in both the conventional and scanned (STEM) imaging modes.

This course reviews the basic theory and practice of EELS imaging and analysis in the TEM. Some prior experience with electron microscopy and analytical techniques is recommended. By the end of the course, participants can expect to know how best to optimize the performance of their EELS hardware as well as their EELS and EFTEM experimental setups in order to capture and extract the maximum amount of information from their TEM samples.


  • Fundamentals of EELS 

  • Optimization of  EELS data acquisition

  • Quantification of elemental composition

  • Use of EELS signals to form maps of elemental and chemical composition

  • Atomic EELS analysis Identification of material phases via EELS fine structure mapping

  • Other information provided by EELS and how best to extract it (plasmons, phonons..)

  • Advanced data processing

  • Detectors for electrons and counting EELS 

Invited confirmed teachers

The course is limited to 16 participants.


You can book your place by sending an email to, (shortly we will sent you istruction for the payment). Registration fees include access to school, educational materials, coffee breaks and lunches in the cafeteria. There is a discount for ESTEEM3 members who have been registered before 22 June 2019.

  • Full quota € 500 + VAT (22%)

  • ESTEEM3 members ​​€ 450 + VAT (22%)


Directors of the school


Participant receives discounted rate for rooms at selected hotel (soon on website )