European Congress and exhibition on advanced materials and processes
EUROMAT is the premier international congress in the field of materials science and technology in Europe. The main objective is to foster knowledge transfer and exchange of experiences amongst delegates with academic and industrial backgrounds.
The day 1 Symposium will focus on “Advanced Microscopy in Materials Research” bringing together leading experts using and developing advanced microscopy techniques. The symposium will cover many aspects of microscopy-based material characterization, including advances in methods and instrumentation, data analysis, sample preparation and novel ways to apply microscopy in materials science. The keynote speaker will be Prof Sara Bals from EMAT, University of Antwerp.
Microscopy directly probes the structure of materials and has accelerated their development from lab-scale to the manufacturing level, so contributing to scientific progress, technological developments, and societal welfare for many decades. Advances in light, X-ray, electron and scanning probe microscopies facilitate the determination of materials structures and structure-property relationships down to the (sub)-nanometre scale. Recent developments include the use of diffractive imaging methods; three dimensional, rather than solely two-dimensional imaging and analysis, empowered by the development of highly sensitive detectors and cameras, automated data collection and data processing methods. Other major methodological advances allow us to achieve such high spatial resolutions while keeping an environment relevant for characterization. This is the case for recent advances when analysing the structure of molecules, macromolecular and soft material systems, where a relevant biological context needs to be preserved, e.g. by using cryogenic methods for sample preservation and correlative microscopy approaches whilst considering electron beam effects during observation.
Topics to be covered by the symposium:
• High spatial resolution microscopy and diffraction in two and three dimensions
• Micro- and Nano-chemical spectroscopy
• Surface Microscopy and Spectroscopy
• In-situ, Operando and Dynamic Microscopy
• Soft Matter Microscopy
Call for contributed talks
Those interested in delivering contributed talks may submit abstracts on: www.euromat2021.fems.eu, by January 31, 2021.