IoP Vacuum Group Tutorial Series Meeting: Surface Analysis Techniques

Apr 04.

IoP Vacuum Group Tutorial Series Meeting: Surface Analysis Techniques

The next meeting in the Tutorial Series on Surface Analysis Techniques by the Institute of Physics Vacuum Group

Diamond Light Source, Oxfordshire, UK

Event details

The Institute of Physics Vacuum Group will be holding the next meeting in its Tutorial Series on Surface Analysis Techniques on Wednesday April 4th 2012 at Diamond Light Source near Didcot in Oxfordshire.

Registration starts from 9:30am at Diamond Light Source, with presentations starting at 10:00.

Surface analysis methods are important for many academic and industrial problems. The aim of this tutorial-style meeting with talks from experts in different areas is to increase awareness of the range of available techniques and their capabilities and applications.

The target audience includes research workers and PhD students (primarily physics based) from academia and industry and others who are interested in finding out more about modern surface analysis methods and applications. All enquiries should be made to the local organiser, Dr Matthew Cox


The registration fee is £25. The deadline for registering of 9th March 2012 has now passed. Late registration may still be possible; please contact Matthew Cox to enquire whether places are still available.

The registration fee for this meeting includes refreshments during the breaks and a light buffet lunch. There will also be the opportunity of a short facility tour of Diamond.


                        Event programme: All talks to take place in Diamond House

09:30 - 10:00

Registration in Diamond House
Session 1 Chair: Terry Whitmore (Henniker Scientific)
10:00 - 10:10 Opening remarks by Matthew Cox on behalf of Diamond Light Source
10:10 - 10:50 Professor Phil Woodruff (Warwick University). “Surface Science & Analysis: Historical & Current Perspectives
10:50 - 11:20 Professor Roger Webb (Surrey University). “Ion Beam Analysis Techniques
11:20 - 11:40 Break
Session 2 Chair: Roger Webb (Surrey University)
11:40 - 12:10 Dr. Hamid Kheyrandish (Aystorm Scientific). “The SIMS Technique & Applications
12:10 - 12:40 Dr. Wendy Brown (University College London). “Thermal Desorption Techniques
12:40 – 13:40 Lunch
Session 3 Chair: Matthew Cox (Diamond Light Source)
13:40 - 14:10 Professor Peter Cumpson (Newcastle University). “NEXUS: UK XPS Facility
14:10 - 14:40 Dr. Frank Rutten (Keele University). “Ambient Surface Analysis Techniques
14:40 - 15:10 Dr. Chris Nicklin (Diamond Light Source). “Electron & X-ray Diffraction for Surface & Interface Analysis
15:10 – 15:20 Closing remarks by Professor John Colligon (Manchester Metropolitan University) on behalf of IoP Vacuum Group
15:20 – 15:30 Refreshments
15:30 – 16:30 Facility tours of Diamond Light Source