Scanning Probe Microscopy Course
This workshop will cover scanning probe microscopy at a level suitable for graduate students who are using or developing SPM in their own research. The workshop will include the background theory and tips for implementation for atomic force microscopy, the most ubiquitous form of SPM, with an emphasis on the practical knowledge and tips required for effective application.
It will be an opportunity to put your SPM knowledge on a solid footing, to be exposed to new techniques, as well as to make valuable networking connections that can be further developed in the RMS SPM Meeting that will be held immediately afterwards. The workshop will include presentations and associated hands on practical demonstrations, supported by SPM instrument manufacturers.
The course will discuss standard imaging modes (including in liquid), force curves, nanomechanical measurements and electrical measurements and the course will be delivered by experienced and renowned practitioners, including Dr Sonia Contera (University of Oxford), Dr Patrick Gunning (Institute of Food Research) and Dr Charles Clifford (National Physical Laboratory.)
There will be ample opportunity to discuss your specific applications and problems with the expert presenters, so please bring your data / experimental problems if you would like more specific advice. A certificate of attendance will be awarded upon completion of the workshop.