Microbeam Analysis in the Earth Sciences Training Workshop

The workshopMicrobeam Analysis in the Earth Sciences’ run by the European Microbeam Analysis Society will be taking place in Bristol from 4 – 7 September 2018.  There is an early rate of £260 per workshop ticket still available (£350 with en-suite University accommodation including breakfast) so register early to avoid disappointment while places remain!

The EMAS Regional Workshops are biennial events designed to provide postgraduate-level and research workers in materials science, material engineering and related subjects, with basic knowledge of the capabilities and limitations of microbeam analysis.  The 2018 meeting will focus on the specific requirements of microbeam analysis as utilised by the Earth Science community.

A technical tutorial will be given by analytical experts on a wide range of microbeam techniques and these will consider the essential purpose and limitations of the technique and outline the recent advances.  Applications talks by renowned Earth Scientists will then describe how individual and combined techniques are applied to a range of Earth Science research fields.

Core topics are:

  • Scanning electron microscopy (SEM) – Imaging and X-ray microanalysis
  • Electron probe microanalysis (EPMA)
  • Cathodoluminescence (CL)
  • Electron backscatter diffraction (EBSD)
  • Transmission electron microscopy (TEM)
  • Laser ablation inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (LA-ICPMS)
  • Secondary ion mass spectrometry (SIMS)
  • NanoSIMS
  • Synchrotron-based microanalysis (XANES, XRF)
  • Sample preparation and ion beam preparation including focussed ion beam (FIB)
  • Raman spectroscopy
  • Fourier-transform infra-red spectroscopy (FT-IR)
  • Micro-computed tomography (MicroCT)
  • Atom probe tomography (APT)

If you are interested in taking part or contributing a poster or talk, please visit https://www.microbeamanalysis.eu/events/event/51-emas-2018-microbeam-analysis-in-the-earth-sciences where you can register and submit an abstract. Please also see the attached poster

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