Your colleagues from the IFES 2010 Local Organising Committee and I express sincere gratitude to you and the conference sponsors AMMRF, JEOL and CAMECA for making the 52nd International Field Emission Symposium such a scientific and networking success.

Thanks to you, IFES 2010 provided a stimulating program and we extend our thanks and appreciation to all speakers and poster presenters. Indeed, we had:

  • Over 200 abstracts
  • 17 plenary and invited speakers
  • 11 Müller Finalists – congratulations to Patrick Stender, the Müller winner for 2010
  • 72 Contributed Talks
  • 89 Posters

A symposium highlight was the ‘Sunday School’ held at the Australian Centre for Microscopy and Microanalysis at the University of Sydney, and we were delighted to host 69 participants for an introduction to high field nanoscience and atom probe. Our thanks to Hans-Juergen Kruezer, Richard Forbes, Michael Miller and Stephan Gerstl for providing superb lectures and for making their presentations available. These presentations can be downloaded by clicking here anytime before the 2nd August 2010.

IFES 2010 also included one of the first public presentations of the proposed ATOM project, which targets US Department of Energy funding to build a new concept atom probe. The project is led from Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and has partners from Cameca, Nion, ORNL, Iowa and Sydney. As discussed, it would be valuable to have your endorsement of the project. Your endorsement or any other comments are most welcome to contact@sydney.edu.au in the first instance.

I also welcome your feedback in general regarding our 2010 event. Please feel free to email me any comments and these will similarly be forwarded appropriately and taken into consideration in the planning of forthcoming International Field Emission Symposia.

We hope that you enjoyed the meeting and your time in Sydney. Together with you, we also look forward to supporting Professor Greg Thompson and his colleagues as they make preparations for the next IFES in 2012 in Alabama, USA.

Kind Regards,

Professor Simon Ringer (Chair) and the

IFES 2010 Local Conference Organising Committee

Australian Centre for Microscopy & Microanalysis (ACMM)

The University of Sydney


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