Do you have a STEM equipped with a DPC detector?
You are not sure what to do with it?
How to acquire reasonable images?
How to interpret what you got?
Then you might be interested to attend our Workshop on DPC
SORRY - the workshop is already booked completely !
You might also be interested to attend our study group on DPC (see below, no limits)
During the first day we will provide the basic
information on differential phase contrast issues. We will address
areas of application, limits of the technique and preconditions for
operation. Another important point is the achievable sensitivity and how
one may calibrate
During the second day you will get the chance to adjust the microscope and acquire your own images (you can bring your own specimens,
if you like to). The
acquired data will then be evaluated with our evaluation software in groups of two.
Unfortunately, the bottleneck (for the workshop, not the study group (below)!) is the availability of the microscope, so we have to strictly limit the number of participants to 8 persons,
who will be accepted in the order of their registration.
Current status: 8 of 8 slots occupied
Please contact us any time in case you need additional information or help!
Please note that this workshop is sponsored by the German Society for
Electron Microscopy DGE (Deutsche Gesellschaft für
and is free of charge! However, you will have to cover your travel and hotel costs by yourself.
You might also be interested to attend our study group on DPC
Immediately after the workshop, which is intended to give you hands-on experience with our DPC system, we would like to establish a study group
(in German: Arbeitskreis) which addresses (not exclusively) users who already use DPC regularly and who would like to share their experiences,
tricks, questions, standards, procedures etc. with other users. This study group is also hosted by the DGE
(German Society for Electron Microscopy, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Elektronenmikroskopie)
and is planned to convene regularly, probably once a year, in various locations where DPC is being used. We try to kick off this study group right after
the workshop, so if you attend the workshop you may as well consider to become a foundation member of the study group.
The image sequence in the top right corner shows a remagnetization process as acquired by DPC.
Colours correspond to different local induction directions, and a complicated magnetic domain wall
comprising a magnetic vortex structure can be observed.