Workshops & Related Events

Sunday School

On Sunday 4 July 2010, a pre-conference workshop will be held at the Australian Centre for Microscopy & Microanalysis (ACMM) at the University of Sydney, which is the largest and most comprehensive facility of its type in Australia. The Key Centre is the headquarters of the Australian Microscopy & Microanalysis Research Facility (AMMRF), and it is a node of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Design in Light Metals.

The Sunday School will offer tutorial sessions on basic theory, applications and interpretation to high- field nanoscience and atom probe technology and applications. It serves people who are new to the field and people looking for background knowledge and fundamental understandings. The key lectures will be delivered by four distinguished experts, Prof. Richard Forbes, Prof. Hans Juergen Kreuzer, Dr Mike Miller and Dr Stephan Gerstl.

Sunday – 04 July 2010
Sunday School
Held at the Australian Centre for Microscopy & Microanalysis (ACMM) at the University of Sydney.
9:00 Pick up from Coogee Crown Plaza Hotel to the University of Sydney (Madsen Building)
9:30 Workshop Registration and Morning Tea
9:50 High-Field Nanoscience (Richard Forbes)
• Scope of high (electric) field nanoscience (HFNS)
• HFNS as “integrating science, particularly integrating theory”
• Field electron and ion emission sources, processes and devices
• Related machines and techniques
10:50 Morning Tea
11:10 High-Field Nanoscience (Hans Juergen Kreuzer)
• Modification of metal surfaces and clusters by high fields
• Field-induced chemistry
• Polymers in high electric fields
• Field-induced desorption kinetics
12:10 Lunch
13:10 Atom Probe Tomography (Mike Miller)
• Background (historical evolution of atom probe)
• Basic theory / operation of atom probe (voltage and laser)
• Specimen preparation techniques
• Materials applications
14:10 Afternoon Tea
14:30 Atom Probe Tomography (Stephan Gerstl)
• Instrumentation and software
• Reconstruction
• Data analyses
• Case-study of advanced materials
15:30 ACMM Lab Tour
16:00 Transport to Coogee Crowne Plaza Hotel

Registration and Costs

Registration for the Sunday School is now open. Please note that the Sunday School is open only to delegates who have also registered and paid to attend the IFES 2010 Symposium.

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Pre-Symposium Sunday School Date Registration Fee
Full Registration Sunday 4 July 2010 A$50.00
Student Registration Complimentary for students, however, identification must be provided by email to the Symposium Managers Sunday 4 July 2010 A$0.00


A wide variety of workshops are offered throughout the Symposium. Please refer to the Scientific Program page for details.

To attend these workshops, please register for the Symposium

Related Events

21st Australian Conference on Microscopy and Microanalysis (ACMM-21), Brisbane

The Australian Conference on Microscopy and Microanalysis, hosted by the Australian Microscopy and Microanalysis Society (AMMS Inc.), is held bi-annually in major cities around the country. It is Australia’s largest microscopy conference.

The next conference, ACMM-21, will be held from 11–15 July 2010 at the Brisbane Convention Centre.

IFES 2010 is conveniently scheduled in the week before ACMM-21, which accommodates for delegates who wish to travel onwards to Brisbane to combine both conferences.