• Free Online AFM Seminars Sponsored by Agilent

    Attend an Atomic Force Microscopy Spring 2008 eSeminar !

    Date: April 10 @ 1:00 p.m. Eastern DT

    Topic: AFM Image Optimization Collect the best AFM images possible! This seminar will address key topics such as properly adjusting your imaging parameters, choosing the correct cantilever for your application, understanding what your images should look like, and knowing what artifacts are and how they manifest themselves.

    Speakers:Sergei Magonov (Agilent)

    Agilent Technologies is proud to announce three all-new AFM eSeminars this spring. These one-hour live events will be led by some of the most prestigious scientists in their respective fields. The unique Agilent eSeminar format includes an open Q&A session in which all online attendees are welcome to query the presenters..

    Join us for one or more of these exciting live events!

    Register at

    Agilent eSeminars feature WebEx, a user-friendly, web-based conferencing system that allows you and your colleagues to take part in real-time, interactive presentations on subjects that are pertinent to your work.
  • 14th International Conference on Solid Films and Surfaces, Call for Papers

    29th June- 4th July 2008

    Call for Papers!!
    (Closing Date 7th March)

    This 14th International Conference on Solid Films and Surfaces will bring together world-leading experts in the area of thin films and surfaces. It will focus on recent advances in controlling and characterizing the physical and chemical properties of these materials, with a particular emphasis on electronic, photonic and spintronic applications, in addition to bio-functionalized structures and devices. This conference builds on previous meetings in this series held in Tokyo (1978), Washington (1981), Sydney (1984), Hamamatsu (1987), Providence (1989), Paris (1992), Hsinchu (1994), Osaka (1996), Copenhagen (1998), Princeton (2000), Marseille (2002), Hamamatsu (2004) and Bariloche (2006).

    Conferences Themes

    Structural, electronic, and optical properties of surfaces, interfaces and films.
    Adsorption, reaction, and dynamics of atoms and molecules on thin films and surfaces.
    Growth and characterization of thin films.
    Fabrication and characterization of nanostructured and nanoparticle based materials.
    Contacts and interfaces with nanoscale materials.
    Magnetism of thin films and nanomagnetism; spintronics.
    Molecular self-assembly; supramolecular structures and functionality at surfaces.
    Nanostructured carbon materials.
    New characterization and quantification techniques.
    New theoretical approaches of surfaces, films and nanostructures.
    Surface bio-functionalization.
    Tribology and fracture of surfaces and interfaces

      5th International Congress of Nano-Bio & Clean Tech 2008


      The International Association of Nanotechnology is now accepting abstracts to be presented at the upcoming 5th International Congress of Nano-Bio & Clean Tech 2008. The conference will gather world class researchers, business executives and engineers from over 30 countries and cover the following topics:

      MEMS & NEMS
      Nano scale characterization
      Standards & Nomenclature
      Nano Tools
      Molecular Engineering
      Nano Manufacturing
      Nanoparticles Toxicology
      Heath Safety Implications
      Renewable Energy
      Concentrating Solar Panels
      Electric Car
      Sustainable Energy Public Policy
      Direct Thermal Energy Conversion
      Electrochemical Conversion and Storage
      Nanostructured Solar Cell Manufacturing
      Intellectual Property
      Venture capital investment
      and other related topics
      Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer
      Education & Workforce Training
      Societal & Environmental Impacts
      Capital Funding and Grants for Start-up Ventures

      Date and Location
      Crowne Plaza Hotel San Francisco Intl Airport
      1177 Airport Blvd
      Burlingame, CA 94010
      October 27-30, 2008

      For more information, please visit
      Call for Papers - International Congress of Nano-Bio & Clean Tech 2008
      International Association of Nanotechnology fosters research cooperation in nanoscience, nanotechnology, nanoelectronics, bionanotechnology, nanobio…
  • Dear Colleague,

    Encouraged by the outcome of the eight previous editions, INEB is hosting the 9th Advanced Summer Course in Cell-Materials Interactions.

    The event will be held from the 16th to 20th of June, 2008, and it will focus on Bioinspired Matrices for Tissue Regeneration.

    Lectures will provide a perceptive overview, as well as an in-depth knowledge on this field. The following top-notch scientists renowned for their excellence in science and communication skills have accepted our invitation to participate in the course:

    Samuel I. Stupp (Northwestern University, USA)
    Luigi Ambrosio (University of Naples, Italy)
    Stephen L. Minger (King's College, London, UK)
    João Relvas (Institute of Cell Biology, Zürich, Switzerland)
    Peter Zandstra (University of Toronto, Canada)
    Marc Mareel (Ghent University Hospital, Belgium)

    As in the previous editions, laboratory sessions in relevant techniques will be available for a limited number of participants.

    The topics of the laboratorial sessions will be the following:

    Topic A - Preparation and characterization of self-assembled matrices
    Topic B - In vitro evaluation of angiogenesis within a protein-based hydrogel

    We encourage all participants to prepare a poster with their most recent data or future work plans, to be presented at the course poster session.
    In this way we expect to stimulate lively discussions and exchange of ideas between the participants and speakers. An award will be given to the best poster presentation.

    On behalf of the Organizing Committee, we would like to invite you to participate in the course, which will also enable you to visit Porto, a World Heritage city overlooking the River Douro.

    We suggest you visit the course website at for further details.

    We look forward to seeing you in Porto!
  • Second International Conference on Advanced Nano Materials (ANM 2008) is being organized jointly by the University of Aveiro , Portugal, and Indian Institute of Technology , Bombay, India. The abstract submission is now opened.

    The conference will be held during 22nd-25th June 2008 at the Quinta da Lagoa Hotel , Aveiro, Portugal.

    The conference will cover the topics Composites, Tribology, Energy, Biomaterials and Electronic & Magnetic Materials. The conference proceedings will be published in a special issue of the Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (JNN), American Scientific Publishers.
    The detailed program with respect to the conference is available on the website .
  • Nanoscale_Characterization symposium June 1-5,2008, Boston

    Dear All,
    On behalf of the organisers of the Nanotech2008, I suggest you have a look here:

    If you are interested in sharing your vision of characterization, either in the direct space (TEM, SEM, AFM etc...), by spectroscopy or in the Fourier space, it is the place for you to come along!

    I hope to have the privilege to meet some member of this newly born network in the nice town of Boston and exchange there more lively!

    Best regards,
    Pierre Panine, PhD
    co-chairman Nanoscale characterization symposium
    Senior Scientist, Xenocs SA, Sassenage, France
    Former beamline scientist at European Synchrotron Radaiation Facility, Grenoble, France
  • ICTF14 : 14th International Conference on Thin Films & Reactive Sputter Deposition 2008 : First Call

    First Call :
    ICTF14 & RSD2008 : 14th International Conference on Thin Films & Reactive Sputter Deposition 2008
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    The International Conference on Thin Films is by far the most complete event for bringing together the scientific and technological community active in the field of coatings and thin films.
    It is one of the tri-annual conference series endorsed and co-organised by the Thin Film Division of the International Union for Vacuum Science, Technique and Applications "IUVSTA". This union represent nearly 15000 physicists, chemists, material scientists, engineers and technologists from all over the world, all linked together through their common use of vacuum.
    The very origin of the IUVSTA goes back to 1958 in Namur, Belgium, and the 14th edition of the Thin Film Conference (ICTF14) brings IUVSTA back to Belgium in celebration of its 50th anniversary.

    ICTF14 will take place from 17th to 20th November 2008, and has its venue in Ghent.
    It will be combined with the Reactive Sputter Deposition symposium "RSD 2008", a steadily growing conference essentially focused on reactive sputtering and its fundamental aspects.
    Both conferences are devoted to the production and use of coatings, from basic research to devices and new applications.

    Newcomers as well as experienced researchers will have the possibility to broaden their scope in the ever growing field of coatings and thin films.
    Without loosing the focus on thin films as such, this 14th edition will also cover new aspects as the interaction biology-coatings and nanoscience-coatings.
    A more elaborate list of topics can be found on this conference website, along with information on the conference venue which is located in the historical heart of the medieval city of Ghent.
    The social events, organised during the conference, will allow you to appreciate the historical character of Ghent, a remarkable city combining an imposing past with a lively and vibrant present.

    I will be very pleased to welcome you in Ghent in November 2008!

    Best regards,

    Prof. Dr. ir. R. De Gryse
  • Latest Innovations in Scanning Probe Microscopy
    a free scientific SPM seminar sponsored by Agilent Technologies

    Wednesday, 9 January 2008

    Edgbaston Room, Lucas House, University of Birmingham Conference Centre, Birmingham, UK


    09:00 – 10:00
    Registration in Main Lecture Theatre

    10:00 – 10:15
    Welcome by Agilent Technologies – Dr. Krish Narain

    10:15 – 10:45
    Latest Innovations and Technologies from Agilent
    Dr. Fiona Frehill, Agilent Technologies

    10:45 - 11:15
    Investigations into Colloidal and Ferrofluid Self-Assembly on Mica
    Mr. John Walker, University of Edinburgh

    11:45 – 12:15
    Controlling 2D Molecular Crystallisation at the Solid/Liquid Interface
    Dr. Matthew Blunt, University of Nottingham

    12:15 – 12:45
    Measuring Single-Molecule Conductance
    Mr. Gita Sedghi, University of Liverpool

    12:45 – 14:00
    Complimentary Lunch

    14:00 – 14:30
    AFM Studies of Amyloid Self-Assembly: From Nanotechnology to Disease
    Prof. Ludmilla Morozova-Roche, Umeå University, Sweden

    14:30 – 15:00
    Adsorption of Antifreeze Glycoprotein-Fraction 8 on Mica
    Dr. Osnat Younes-Metzler, Technical University of Munich

    15:00 – 15:30
    Applications of AFM in Bio-Nanotechnology
    Dr. Gerald Kada, Agilent Technologies

    16:00 – 16:30
    Metallic Nanostructures Prepared via Nanosphere Lithography
    Mr. Pradeep Yadav, University of Ulster at Jordanstown

    16:30 – 17:00
    Catalytic Nanolithography and Probe-Directed Molecular Construction
    Mr. Yuki Hanyu, University of Oxford

    17:00 – 17:15
    Q&A and closing comments

    We look forward to seeing you on January 9th!

    Register Here

    Agilent UK Office
    Office: 710 Wharfedale Road, Winnersh Triangle, Wokingham, Berkshire
    Telephone: +44 (0) 118 9276087
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