As a part of the CODENET TMR program two short courses will be help at the ETH in Zurich. These courses are not only open to all CODENET participants but also to other nannofossil workers. If you want to participate please email.

(Prof Katharina v. Salis, Dr J. Bollmann)

Monday, 5. - Friday, 9. October 1998

Program suggestions:
The program is flexibel and can be adapted to the needs and wishes of the participants. We propose the following topics and are open to additional ones.

Jörg Bollmann
Use of SEM and Image analysis
Preparation methods for quantitative analyses (coccoliths/g sed.)

Katharina von Salis
Light microscope study of fossil representatives of Coccolithaceae

Helicosphaeraceae Prinsiaceae Syracosphaera Content:  

CODENET SHORT COURSE at ETHZ: Scanning Electron Microscopy and Microanalysis
(Dr K. Kunze, Dr J. Bollmann)

Monday, 12. - Friday, 16. Oktober 1998

Introduction to scanning electron microscopy and microanalysis for earth scientists. Gain practical experience in application and operation of a SEM. The course is intended for graduate students and post-graduate researchers, who want to apply SEM techniques in their research. Participants are invited to bring  their own samples for analysis.


 Reed: Electron microprobe analysis and scanning electron microscopy in geology. Cambridge University Press (1996).
 Schmidt: Praxis der Rasterelektronenmikroskopie und Mikrobereichsanalyse. Expert.Verlag Renningen-Malmsheim (1994).
 Reimer, Pfefferkorn: Rasterelektronenmikroskopie. Springer Berlin (1973).
 Goldstein et al: Scanning electron microskopy and X-ray analysis. Plenum Press New York London (1981).