Surface Analysis '12
June 19-22, 2012
EMSL at PNNL in Richland, Wash.
Surface Analysis '12, the annual topical conference sponsored by the Applied Surface Science Division of AVS, is an interdisciplinary meeting to discuss advances in and applications of surface analysis. Historically, AVS Pacific Northwest Chapter (PNWAVS) hosts a symposium each year that is related to the research areas and interests in the Pacific Northwest region. The joint symposium was held in EMSL. EMSL houses several state-of-the-art capabilities including multi-modal surface science systems that can be used by scientists from all over the world.
The 2012 Annual Symposium marks the 50th anniversary of the PNWAVS chapter (the oldest in AVS), hosted several events such as dedicated workshops/tutorials, a technical program with plenary speakers, and historical displays. Topics included:
- Manuscripts Due: August 23
Conference Shuttle schedule.
- Chemical imaging and analysis
- Surface science
- State-of-the-art methods of characterization
- Application of surface science to material systems, including semiconductors, oxides, minerals, ceramics, metals, polymers composites, and biomaterials.
Multi-modal chemical imaging and analysis is important for the direct visualization of chemical, material, and biological transformations, and a special half-day session will be dedicated to this topic. One goal of this symposium was to promote interaction among all participants from industry, government, and university laboratories. Both invited and contributed papers in the form of oral and poster presentations were presented at the conferences.
Invited Speakers (Partial List)
- Prof. David Bell, Harvard
- Dr. Hendrik Bluhm, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab
- Prof. Chong Fang, Oregon State University
- Prof. Chuck Fadley, UC Davis
- Prof. Brian Gorman, Colorado School of Mines
- Prof. Vicki Grassian, University of Iowa
- Prof. Yi Gu, Washington State University
- Dr. Eugene Ilton, PNNL
- Prof. Janelle Leger, Western Washington University
- Prof. Peter Pauzauskie, University of Washington
- Dr. Dario Stacchiola, Brookhaven National Laboratory
Chemical Imaging Workshop
A full-day chemical imaging workshop was held on Tuesday, June 19, with an associated tutorial session covering multi-modal chemical imaging using a combination of focused ion beam (FIB), scanning transmission electron microscopy (STEM), and atom probe tomography (APT) with limited hands on laboratory work. Seats were limited and students and faculty members who wish to participate in this workshop should contact Barbara Diehl at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To encourage student participation, PNWAVS subsidized accommodations for students. For details, contact Barbara Diehl at email@example.com.