Imaging that counts!

As a course attendee, you will learn best practices for using the Metro camera to collect images, diffraction patterns, and in-situ videos to propel your materials research

  • Study the fundamental principles at a pace that is most efficient and convenient for you

  • One-year access ensures you can reference best practices during your materials studies

  • Interact with industry specialists through the online discussion forum to ask questions and clarify content

  • Attain a professional certificate upon course completion


Benjamin Miller

Applications Scientist, In-Situ

Ben has been working on the development of in-situ techniques since 2010, when he began a Master’s degree project to illuminate TEM samples inside a Tecnai F20 with broadband light, mimicking solar radiation for photocatalysis research. His Ph.D., working in the group of Dr. Peter Crozier at ASU, focused on the development of operando ETEM to simultaneously observe catalyst nanostructure and measure catalytic activity inside the TEM. In 2016, he joined Gatan as an in-situ applications specialist. In this role, Ben collects TEM data demonstrating the capabilities of Gatan’s in-situ products and presents this around the world. He also provides applications training/support to researchers and helps to specify the capabilities of future in-situ TEM equipment and software.

Course curriculum

    1. Welcome and course essentials

    1. Basic data analysis introduction

    2. Image windows introduction

    3. Using raster image displays

    4. DigitalMicrograph tips and tricks

    1. Data capture and single images

    2. I (imaging) and D (diffraction) modes

    3. Live drift correction

    4. Data capture: In-situ video

    5. Data capture: In-situ LookBack

    6. Dose rate monitor and recommended dose rates

    7. Maximum framerates and binning options

    8. Live view frame summing or frame averaging

    9. Data capture: In-situ time lapse

    10. Diffraction setup

    11. Diffraction imaging of high-intensity spots

    1. PC and hardware

    2. Camera temperature

    3. Camera annealing heating cycle

    4. Hardware and PC start up and shut down

    5. Camera Quick Scan

    6. Shutter configuration and camera rotation

    7. Software and firmware updates

    1. Dark reference acquisition

    2. Gain correction scheme

    3. Gain reference acquisition

    4. Defect pixel maps

    5. Check the image correction quality via dark and gain references

    1. DigitalMicrograph auto-save, naming, and file formats

    2. Gatan in-situ camera video data storage format

    3. In-Situ Player and In-Situ Editor for data playback, processing, and export

    4. Metro PC data transfer via USB or Ethernet network connection

About this course

  • 40 lessons
  • 2 hours of video content

It's time to prepare for your next discovery