Nano-molecular Analysis for Emerging Technologies

Venue: National Physical Laboratory

Location: Teddington, Middlesex, United Kingdom

Event Date/Time: Aug 23, 2004
Abstract Submission Date: Sep 27, 2004
Paper Submission Date: Sep 27, 2004
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Nano-molecular Analysis for Emerging Technologies

2-3 November 2004

National Physical Laboratory
Queens Rd, Teddington,
Middlesex, TW11 0LW

Across Europe there are new funding initiatives for micro and
nanotechnology as well as emerging technologies such as advanced materials,
tissue engineering, sensors, displays, diagnostic arrays and sustainable
technologies. The analysis of complex molecules at surfaces at the highest
possible spatial resolution is critical. At this meeting, therefore, we focus
on the frontier issues for SPM Nano-Analysis and SIMS Measurement as well as
state-of-the-art capability. The meeting will engage analysts from both
industry and academia.

The meeting will cover the following topics with the following invited

2 November 2004: Frontiers in SPM Nano-Analysis

· Advances in SPM imaging techniques

Professor Ricardo Garcia, Instituto de Microelectrónica de
Madrid, Spain

Understanding tapping mode, phase contrast and Q

· Nano-mechanical and Nano-chemical analysis

Professor Robert Carpick, University of Wisconsin, USA

Quantitative friction force microscopy for nanoscale analysis of structural,
mechanical, and chemical surface properties

· Spectroscopic methods using SPM

Professor Achim Hartschuh, University of Siegen, Germany

Near-field spectroscopy of individual single-walled carbon nanotubes

· Protein unravelling and Molecular pulling

Dr Jane Clarke, University of Cambridge, UK
unfolding studies of proteins

3 November 2004: Frontiers in SIMS Measurement

· Molecular structure, orientation and identification of
molecules at surfaces

Professor Dave Castner, University of Washington State,

Determination of protein orientation and conformation with
Dr Arnaud Delcorte, Universite catholique
de Louvain, Belgium

Insights into organic molecule emission: recent
computer simulations and experiments


· Measurement requirements and capability development for
biological and bio-nanotechnology surfaces

Professor John Vickerman, University of Manchester, UK
analysis of biological and biotechnology surfaces using cluster ion

Professor Heinrich Arlinghaus, Universität Münster,
Mass spectrometric characterization of biological

· Rapid and reliable data interpretation, PCA, neural
networks and G-SIMS

Dr Ian Gilmore, National Physical Laboratory, UK
introduction to chemometrics

· Cluster ion beams: Potential benefits and

Dr Felix Kolmar, ION TOF GmbH, Germany
Cluster ion beams -
potential benefits and applications

Poster Sessions

Following the oral presentations on the 2nd November, a dedicated poster
session and manufacturers' exhibition will be held. However, posters will also
be on display throughout the duration of the meeting, with mini poster sessions
on SPM and SIMS taking place during lunchtime buffets on the 2nd and 3rd
November respectively.

Evening Plenary Lecture and Dinner

A plenary talk and conference dinner will follow the poster session on
the evening of the 2nd November. We are delighted to announce that the plenary
talk will be given by:

Professor George Smith FRS, University of Oxford, UK

Total analysis of nano-volumes

Call for Papers

Oral and poster contributions are invited on all aspects related to the
meeting. Abstracts should be emailed to
with the heading 'NMAET abstract'. Please follow the abstract format given in
the example Word document. The deadline for
abstract submission is 24th September 2004.


Registration costs have been kept as low as possible.
They are £60 (+ VAT) full rate for both days and £30 (+ VAT) for
students and concessions. The meal following the plenary lecture on the 2nd
November is an additional £28 (+ VAT).

To register either please fill in the
registration form (Word)

(registration form (pdf)) and pay
offline via cheque, credit card or invoice.

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Further Information

Hotels A number of hotels are
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How to get to NPL: NPL is conveniently
located in west London, close to Heathrow airport, the end of the M3 and close
to the M25. Teddington is a half an hour train journey from London Waterloo
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Manufacturer exhibition. There will be an exhibition of relevant
manufacturers taking place throughout the two day meeting. A list of companies
exhibiting will apear here soon. Potential exhibitors, please download and fill
in the exhibition stand request
(request form (pdf)).
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The Scientific Organising Committee for the meeting is:
Heinrich Arlinghaus, Universität Münster, Germany
Prof Peter
Doyle, Unilever,UK
Dr Ian Fletcher, ICI, UK
Prof Ricardo Garcia,
Instituto de Microelectronica de Madrid, CSIC, Spain
Dr Birgit Hagenhoff,
TASCON GmbH, Germany
Prof Graham Leggett, University of Sheffield, UK
David Richards, King's College London, UK
Dr Dave Sykes, Loughborough
Surface Analysis Ltd, UK
Prof John Vickerman, UMIST, UK
Dr Phil Williams,
University of Nottingham, UK

The Local Organising Committee is:
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Ian Gilmore, Felicia Green and Martin Seah

For any additional information please contact:
Charles Clifford