The emergence of transmission approaches to imaging and diffraction within the scanning electron microscope (SEM) has opened the door to a new realm of characterization that both extends established limits of conventional SEM and complements the strengths of the transmission electron microscope (TEM).
This workshop seeks to:
- Assess state of the art in SEM transmission techniques (imaging, diffraction, spectroscopy), including relationships to other tools such as the helium ion microscope, focused ion beam microscope, and TEM/STEM;
- Identify specific areas of R & D and standardization that must be addressed in order to enable this new form of characterization to see widespread adoption;
- Unify the global effort to accelerate the development of analytical transmission SEM techniques beyond the curiosities that they largely are today.
The meeting will include:
- serial sessions on diffraction, imaging, spectroscopy, and complementary transmission technologies;
- session panel discussions led by our plenary speakers;
- oral poster summaries and poster viewing;
- laboratory tour of the new NIST Precision Imaging Facility;
- roadmapping/strategies for collaboration.
Attendees are invited to present a brief (~ 1-2 minutes) oral summary/poster preview of their work on transmission SEM and/or related technologies; display a poster on their research; and to actively participate in the discussions in each of our sessions.
The final output will be a publicly-available NIST Special Publication summarizing the workshop findings. We will also discuss strategies during the meeting for other forms of dissemination by key attendees.
ABSTRACT DEADLINE EXTENDED TO WEDNESDAY, 2 SEPTEMBER 2015.
We have a limited number of slots for poster presenters covering ANY aspects of SEM-based transmission technique application and/or development. Prospective poster presenters should submit a 1-page abstract electronically in PDF format to Bob Keller, adhering to the guidelines below:
- Language: English
- Paper size: US Letter
- Page limit: 1 page
- File format: a single PDF no larger than 4 Mb – may include figures
- Be sure to include: Title, Authors, Affiliations, Mailing Address, Email of contact author
- When no additional posters can be accepted, this website will be updated accordingly
- Posters will be mounted onto 4' x 8' poster stands with push pins, two on each side of the stand. Please ensure your poster is no larger than 48" x 48".