Conventional and Counting EELS spectroscopy school, Catania, 22-25 July


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 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.  


The registration is now closed, we reached the maximum number of participants.

Thank you for consideration  



You can book your place by sending the application form  [docx][pages[pdf] together with the bank transfer to
school contact  (

Registration fee includes 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 (€400 before 22 June)

  • ESTEEM3 members ​​€ 250 (€200 before 22 June)

    (email with declaration of membership is requested from your "ESTEEM3" supervisor, to school contact)  

    Payment only via bank transfer to: 

    Bank:  Banca Nazionale del lavoro - Piazzale Aldo Moro, 7 – 00185  Roma

    Holder: “Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche - Incassi e pagamenti giornalieri”

    IBAN: IT75N0100503392000000218150


    Payment description: "EELS school IMM Catania 2019"



    Local organizer committee




Participants receive discounted rate for rooms at Best Western Mediterraneo Hotel.

Booking should be done by sending an email to the hotel

Please take notes that the offer is limited for rooms booked until 21/06/2019

Free transfer will be available the days of the school, shuttle bus will stop nearby the hotel.