EMAS 2011 Final Announcement - EMAS 2011 Workshop

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   European Microbeam Analysis Society

            EMAS 2011



            15 to 19 May 2011
                   at the
        Centre de Congrès d’Angers
              Angers, France

         Organised in collaboration with
GN-MEBA - Groupement National de Microscopie
  Électronique à Balayage et de microAnalyses
Scope of the workshop series
The primary aim of this series of Workshops is to assess the state-of-the-art
and reliability of microbeam analysis techniques.
The Workshops are organised in such a way as to maximise transfer
of knowledge among the participants and to provide a comprehensive
exhibition of the latest analytical equipment. The programme allows for
adequate time and opportunities for participants to visit the technical
exhibitions and interact with the manufacturers.
Previous Workshops in this series were held in Antwerp (1989), Dubrovnik
(1991), Rimini (1993), St. Malo (1995), Torquay (1997), Konstanz (1999),
Tampere (2001), Chiclana de la Frontera (2003), Florence (2005), Antwerp
(2007), and Gdansk (2009). They mainly dealt with electron (EPMA, TEM,
SEM, Auger, EELS), ion (SIMS, FIB), and nuclear (RBS, NRA) microbeam
The main topics the Twelfth Workshop (EMAS 2011) are: pushing the limits
of EPMA, microanalysis in the SEM, new techniques, developments and
concepts, applications of microbeam analysis. Time will also be devoted to
problem orientated application of microbeam analysis techniques in fields
such as catalysts, composites, glass, sensors, and in cultural heritage,
environment, forensics, geology, mineralogy, metallurgy, microelectronics,
surfaces and interfaces, etc.

Round-table discussions
Our round-table discussions are panel discussions taking place at the end
of each scientific session on a main topic. They are moderated by a leading
expert, assisted by the invited speakers of the corresponding session.
The idea is to stimulate the exchange of information and experience
among the participants on a number of important problems in microbeam
techniques. Such activities need careful preparation, both with regard to
structure and subjects. Therefore, we would kindly request you to complete
the discussion questionnaire on the reverse side of the registration form.
If you have specific questions, these can also be mentioned in 'Other
suggestions' on the questionnaire.
Brief presentations or contributions to the round-table discussions are
encouraged (please contact the round-table chairperson at the beginning of
the Workshop).
Poster contributions are welcome on subjects within the scope of the
workshop (see Scope). The abstracts will be refereed by the International
Scientific Committee and will be published, together with the text of the
invited lectures, in the Book of Tutorials and Abstracts of the Workshop.

 There will be three Oral Poster Sessions in which selected authors
 will be given 5 minutes to present the highlights of their poster using
 two or three powerpoint slides. Those authors selected will be
 notified some weeks prior to the workshop.

Authors have the opportunity to discuss their posters during the three poster
sessions. Posters will be on display during the whole Workshop. Size of the
display area: 1.20 m high by 1.20 m wide.
The best poster contributions will receive an EMAS Award, with a first prize
of € 100 and second and third prizes of € 50.

Young scientists' session
One session is dedicated to giving young scientists (post-graduates and
scientists under 30) the opportunity to present their work in a talk lasting 15
minutes including time for discussion. There will be six such presentations
selected from the submitted abstracts. Those contributions selected by the
International Scientific Committee will receive an EMAS Award of € 100.
The best contribution and presentation will receive an invitation from the
Microbeam Analysis Society of America to present his/her work at the
Microscopy and Microanalysis 2012 conference to be held at Phoenix,
Arizona. The Award will include a free conference registration and financial
support from MAS and EMAS for travel and living expenses.
Young scientists wishing to be considered for this session should submit a
written application together with their abstract, and should be members of
EMAS. Recipients of an EMAS bursary are also eligible to apply.

Workshop language
The official language of the Workshop will be English.
Abstracts of poster contributions to be presented during the workshop
should be sent on one A4 page. The authors should submit a camera-ready
copy according to the following guidelines:

 THE TITLE SHOULD BE TYPED IN CAPITALS, starting at the beginning
 of the line.

 B. Epma, F. Rozet and Q.X. Ray
 University of Monte Carlo, Centre for Quantitative X-ray Microanalysis
 Monte Carlo, Monaco.

 Page size: A4 (21 x 29.7 cm)
 Margins: 3.0 cm all-round

 Text: single line spacing, 12-pt. Times Roman typeface
       no half-tone photographs, no references
 Wordprocessor format: Word or WordPerfect, or Rich Text Format (RTF)

A hard copy of the abstract must reach the Workshop Secretariat before
28 February 2011. In addition, an electronic version of the abstract must
be sent as an e-mail attachment to the Workshop Secretariat. Authors will
be notified of the acceptance of their poster(s) by 15 March 2011.
A passport-style photograph of the presenting author should be included
with the electronic version of the abstract (in JPEG- or TIFF-format). This
will be reproduced in the Book of Tutorials and Abstracts to assist other
participants in contacting the author during the Workshop.

Authors of accepted contributions are invited to submit a manuscript for
publication in a volume of the IOP – Institute of Physics conference series
– Materials Science and Engineering, appearing some months after the
Workshop. All submitted papers will be peer-reviewed. Owing to limitations
imposed by the publisher, the editors will apply a stringent selection
procedure based on quality, diversity, and adherence to the manuscript
preparation rules. Manuscripts will have to be submitted in the format
outlined by the publisher to the EMAS Secretariat.
EMAS bursaries
A number of EMAS grants are available to student members of the Society.
They include a free student registration and free accommodation package
for the duration of the Workshop (in a shared twin room) in a hotel assigned
by the Workshop. The conditions for the award of an EMAS bursary are as
- the applicant must submit an abstract for a poster contribution;
- the applicant must be a young scientist (under 30) and a member of
- a letter from the applicant's supervisor supporting the application must
   accompany the abstract.
A number of EMAS grants are available to technician members of the
Society. They include a free student registration and free accommodation
package for the duration of the Workshop (in a shared twin room) in a hotel
assigned by the Workshop. The conditions for the award of an EMAS
bursary are as follows:
- the applicant must submit an abstract for a poster contribution;
- the applicant must be a member of EMAS;
- a letter from the applicant's supervisor supporting the application must
  accompany the abstract.

The quality and relevance of the work presented in the abstract are the main
criteria on which successful applications will be judged.

Ample space, immediately adjacent to the lecture and poster areas, will be
available for the exhibition of instruments, equipment, leaflets and books.
Interested companies are invited to contact the Workshop Secretariat.

Key dates
* 28 February 2011    : submission of abstracts for poster presentations
* 15 March 2011       : notification of acceptance of poster contributions
* 01 March 2011       : early registration deadline
                        hotel accommodation deadline
* 15 May 2011         : start of the workshop
* 15 June 2011        : submission of manuscripts for publication in
                        the proceedings
                            Sunday 15 May 2011

16.30 - 19.00   Registration

19.00 - 21.00   Informal buffet reception hosted by the International Scientific
                Committee and the Local Organising Committee
                    Monday 16 May 2011

09.00   Welcome and opening address
        Clive T. WALKER (President of EMAS)
        François BRISSET (EMAS 2011 Workshop chairperson)
09.15   High-resolution X-ray spectrometry.
        Philippe JONNARD (Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Laboratoire de Chimie
        Physique Matière et Rayonnement, Paris, France)
10.00   Trace analysis in EPMA.
        Michael J. JERCINOVIC (University of Massachusetts, Electron Microprobe
        and Scanning Electron Microscope Facility, Amherst, MA, U.S.A.)
10.45   Coffee break / Exhibition visit
11.15   Presentation by the MAS-USA President: Multivariate statistical analysis
        of hyperspectral microanalysis datasets.
        John Henry J. SCOTT (National Institute of Standards and Technology,
        Surface & Microanalysis Science Division, Gaithersburg, MD, U.S.A.)
11.45   Presentation by the Australian AMAS President: Developments in trace
        element mapping using LA-ICPMS and EPMA.
        Angus NETTING (The University of Adelaide, Adelaide Microscopy,
        Adelaide, SA, Australia)
12.15   Lunch break / Exhibition visit
14.00   Presentation of new equipment and software by the exhibiting
        chairpersons: Martyn GREEN (Oxford Instruments Plc., High Wycombe,
                       Great Britain)
                       János LÁBÁR (Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Research
                       Institute for Technical Physics & Materials Science, Thin
                       Films Physics Laboratory, Budapest, Hungary)
16.00   Coffee break / Exhibition visit
16.30   Uncertainty and capability of quantitative EPMA at low voltage.
        Claude MERLET (Université Montpellier 2 Sciences et Techniques du
        Languedoc, Laboratoire Géosciences Montpellier, Montpellier, France)
17.15   X-ray microanalysis: the state-of-the-art of SDD and WDS detectors
        on scanning electron microscopes (SEM).
        Laurent MANIGUET (Institut Polytechnique de Grenoble, Consortium des
        Moyens Technologiques Communs, Saint Martin d’Hères, France)
18.00   Round-table discussion: *Pushing the limits of EPMA.
        chairpersons: Michael B. MATTHEWS (AWE Plc., Reading, Great Britain)
                       Florence ROBAUT (Institut Polytechnique de Grenoble,
                       Consortium des Moyens Technologiques Communs,
                       Saint Martin d’Hères, France)
19.00   Reception offered by the City of Angers at the Musée Jean Lurçat.
                    Tuesday 17 May 2011

09.00   Oral presentations of the contributed posters: I.
        chairperson:   Silvia RICHTER (RWTH Aachen University, Central facility
                       for Electron Microscopy, Aachen, Germany)

09.45   Poster session I / Coffee break

10.30   Young scientists' session.
        chairperson:  François BRISSET (Université Paris-Sud XI, Institut de
                      Chimie Moléculaire et des Matériaux d’Orsay, Orsay,

12.00   Presentation by the MAS-USA Student Award Winner: title to be defined.
        to be announced

12.15   Presentation by Australian AMAS Student Award Winner: title to be defined.
        to be announced

12.30   Lunch break / Exhibition visit

14.00   Mineral surface - organic matter interactions and applications.
        Giovanni VALDRE (Università di Bologna, Dipartimento di Scienze della
        Terra e Geologico-Ambientali, Bologna, Italy)

14.45   Application of microbeam analysis to photovoltaic materials
        and devices.
        Verónica BERMUDEZ (Nexcis, Rousset, France)

15.30   Coffee break / Exhibition visit

16.00   Electron microbeam analysis of volcanic ash.
        Stuart L. KEARNS (University of Bristol, Department of Earth Sciences,
        Bristol, Great Britain)

17.15   Applications of microbeam analysis to nuclear materials.
        Clive T. WALKER (European Commission, JRC, Institute for Transuranium
        Elements, Karlsruhe, Germany)

18.00   Round-table discussion:
        * Applications.
          chairpersons: Olivier DUGNE (C.E.A., Centre de Marcoule,
                        Bagnols-sur-Cèze, France)
                        Romano RINALDI (Università di Perugia, Dipartimento
                        di Scienze della Terra, Perugia, Italy)
                 Wednesday 18 May 2011

09.00   Oral presentations of the contributed posters: II.
        chairperson:   Xavier LLOVET (University of Barcelona, Scientific
                       Technical Services, Barcelona, Spain)

09.45   Poster session II / Coffee break

10.30   Nuclear reaction analysis (NRA) at the micrometre scale.
        Hicham KHODJA (C.E.A. Saclay, IRAMIS - Laboratoire d’Etude des
        Eléments Légers, Gif-sur-Yvette, France)

11.15   LIBS for microanalysis - tool or toy.
        Ulrich PANNE (Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung (BAM),
        Abteilung Analytische Chemie, Referenzmaterialien, Berlin, Germany)

12.00   Lunch break / Exhibition visit

13.30   EMAS Annual General Meeting

14.15   Multiscale Raman (micro)analysis of ill-organized solids, at the
        laboratory or with portable instruments.
        Philippe COLOMBAN (C.N.R.S. - Université Pierre et Marie Curie / Paris 6,
        Laboratoire de Dynamique, Interaction et Réactivité, Paris, France)

15.00   Coffee break / Exhibition visit

15.30   Texture and phase analysis at the nanoscale: new application of
        electron diffraction in the TEM.
        Mauro GEMMI (Università degli Studi di Milano, Dipartimento di Scienze
        della Terra “A. Desio”, Milan, Italy)

16.15   Round-table discussion:
        * New techniques, developments, and concepts.
          chairpersons: Philippe HALLEGOT (L’Oréal Recherche, Laboratoire de
                        Microscopie et Microanalyses, Aulnay-sous-Bois, France)
                        János LÁBÁR (Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Research
                        Institute for Technical Physics & Materials Science,
                        Budapest, Hungary)

19.00   Departure for workshop dinner at the Château de Brissac.
                   Thursday 19 May 2011

09.00   Oral presentations of the contributed posters: III.
        chairperson:   Stefaan VAN WINCKEL (European Commission, JRC,
                       Institute for Transuranium Elements, Karlsruhe, Germany)

09.45   Poster session III / Coffee break

10.30   Qualitative and quantitative X-ray spectrometry in low-vacuum and
        environmental SEM.
        Robert A. CARLTON (GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals, Department of
        Physical Properties, King of Prussia, PA, U.S.A.)

11.15   Contrast mechanisms of low-loss backscattered electrons.
        Heiner JAKSCH (Carl Zeiss SMT AG, Nano Technology Systems Division,
        Oberkochen, Germany)

12.00   Lunch break / Exhibition visit

13.30   Microanalysis in a FIB/SEM: EDX in 3D. What can we expect,
        where are the limits ...?
        Marco CANTONI (Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Centre
        Interdépartemental Microscopie Electronique (CIME), Lausanne,

14.15   Quantitative microstructural analysis by orientation contrast
        Leo KESTENS (Ghent University, Materials Science and Engineering
        Department, Ghent, Belgium)

15.00   Round-table discussion:
        * Microanalysis in the SEM.
          chairpersons: Hans DIJKSTRA (Thermo Fisher Scientific BV, Breda,
                        The Netherlands)
                        Philippe JONNARD (Université Pierre et Marie Curie,
                        Laboratoire de Chimie Physique Matière et Rayonnement,
                        Paris, France)

16.00   EMAS awards presentation

16.15   Concluding remarks
Social programme
All participants and accompanying persons are invited to the welcome buffet
reception on Sunday evening. This informal get-together is hosted by the
International Scientific Committee and the Local Organising Committee.
On Monday late afternoon, the City of Angers invites all participants to a
welcome cocktail.
The Workshop dinner, on Wednesday evening, will be held at the Château
de Brissac. The cost is included in the full registration fee but is extra for
accompanying persons and students.

Registration fees
Participants are requested to complete and return the enclosed registration
form together with their payment, preferably before 01 March 2011 to qualify
for reduced rates.

The registration fee includes the welcome buffet, the reception offered
by the City of Angers, all lunches, all refreshment breaks, the workshop
dinner (except with student registration), a copy of the Book of Tutorials and
Abstracts containing the detailed programme, the text of the invited lectures
and the abstracts of the poster presentations, and a copy of the Workshop
Proceedings (except with student registration).

                                          early rate            late rate
                                       before March 1st     after March 1st
Workshop attendance:
- Current EMAS / GN-MEBA members          € 450.00          € 550.00
- Registration + 2-year EMAS membership € 520.00            € 620.00
- Non-member registration only            € 600.00          € 700.00
- student (id. required)
  EMAS member in retirement
    (without proceedings volume & workshop dinner) € 200.00
Workshop dinner:
 for students, exhibitors, accompanying persons        € 50.00
Proceedings volume:
 for students, exhibitors, accompanying persons        € 40.00
Payments of the registration fee, without charges to the beneficiary, should
be made to the European Microbeam Analysis Society. Payment can be
made by:
a) bank transfer to EMAS 2011 IBAN account no. BE72 9530 3981 3516,
   BIC/Swift code: CTBKBEBX, at the Citibank (Statielei 95, BE-2640
   Mortsel, Belgium);
b) a bank cheque in Euro, drawn on a Belgian bank, to the order of EMAS
   2011 (attn. Luc Van't dack) and mailed to the workshop secretariat;
c) credit cards: Visa, Mastercard, American Express (please complete and
   sign the relevant part on the registration form).

Refund of the registration fee (less € 50 administrative costs) will only be
granted if notification of cancellation has reached the Workshop Secretariat
before 15 April 2011. After this date, no refund will be made. Refunds will
be processed after the Workshop.

Personal data
Personal information supplied to EMAS will be held on computer and may
be used only for purposes connected with the activities of the European
Microbeam Analysis Society.

The organisers cannot be held responsible for any personal accident or
damage to the property of the participants.
Angers has a wide range of mostly smaller hotels in the city centre, within
walking distance of the congress centre. A number of rooms have been
set aside at special rates in a couple of 2- and 3-star hotels, situated in the
city centre, within easy reach of the railway station and the major tourist
attractions. The quoted rates are per room per night and include breakfast
and all applicable taxes. To obtain the formal details about the available
hotel accommodation, please consult the dedicated website at:

                                              single       double or twin

-   Hôtel de France (3*)                     € 85.00          € 95.00
-   Hôtel d’Anjou (3*)                       € 85.00          € 100.00
-   Mercure Angers Centre (3*)               € 116.00         € 132.00
-   Royal Hôtel (2*)                         € 58.90
-   Hôtel des Plantes (2*)                   € 63.90          € 75.80
-   Hôtel l’Univers (2*)                     € 68.90      € 81.80 or € 87.80
-   Hôtel Le Progress (2*)                   € 78.90          € 79.80
-   All Seasons Anger Centre Gare (2*)       € 89.90          € 100.80
-   Hôtel de Champagne (2*)                  € 90.90
-   Hôtel Continental (2*)                   € 90.90
-   Ethic Etapes Lac de Maine                                 € 43.20
-   Residence Etudes Séjours et Affaires (2*)                 € 81.80

Bookings can be made, before 26 April 2011, by connecting directly to the
website address given above. All rooms will be allocated on a "first come
first served" basis.
After 26 April, bookings can only be arranged by contacting the reservation
service of the Angers tourism office at the following telephone number:
+33-2- or by e-mail:;
these late bookings will incur a booking fee of € 5.00 per night with a
maximum of € 15.00.
Of course, participants are free to make their own accommodation
arrangements at any other hotel. Useful information can be found at:
        Centre de Congrès d’Angers (
        33, boulevard Carnot
        FR-49100 Angers, France
The wealth of its heritage and the care taken with its promotion has enabled
Angers to obtain the prestigious “Villes d’Art et d’Histoire” label awarded by
the French Department of Architecture and Heritage. If you are in tune with
the spirit of chivalry and courtly love holds no secrets for you, you’ll love the
capital of Anjou. Memories of a visit to Angers are always coloured by its blue
and white stones and the beauty of its slate. The Gothic-style cathedral of the
Plantagenets and the Apocalypse Tapestry will strike a chord straight away.
And its heritage can be seen and experienced in the art galleries, the Maison
d’Adam, and the many inhabited castles nearby. Take a short stroll from the
Cité to the Doutre, where you can find a lively student atmosphere, or enjoy
the quiet banks of the Maine. In addition to the Maine, the Doutre quarter on
the right bank still has a discreet, rural charm. You'll be delighted by its wood-
framed houses, its private townhouses, its Angevin residences with their pale
tufa facades, and its many green spaces.
Angers also has one of the best-preserved mediaeval fortresses in France;
it tells the story of King René. The castle's architecture enables us to trace
the morphological evolution of the site right back to the first traces of human
occupation about 4000 years BC, including the construction of the fortress
and its 17 towers by the young St. Louis and that of the royal apartments, the
chapel, and the “châtelet” or little castle, by the Dukes of Anjou. It also has
sumptuous gardens and some famous tapestries, including the remarkable
“Apocalypse Tapestry”.
The “Jean Lurçat and Contemporary Tapestry Museum” evokes the loom
setters. The museum’s collection, housed in the 12th century Hôpital Saint
Jean, brings together works of textile art from the 1950s right up to the
most contemporary creations. Since 1967 it houses the “Chant du Monde”
tapestry by Jean Lurçat (1957-1966), a manifesto of a politically-committed
artist, and a contemporary echo of the Apocalypse Tapestry. The ensemble of
10 tapestries constitutes a symbolic humanist vision of the 20th century.

The weather in Angers in May
Western France benefits from the proximity of the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf
Stream. This brings relatively high temperatures during the spring considering
the latitude (daytime temperatures: 15 to 20 °C) but also occasional showers.
Sightseeing options in and around Angers
A number of optional visits are offered by the Angers tourism office, prior to
the workshop, on Sunday May 15th. All of them allow being present at the
workshop’s welcome buffet on Sunday evening at the workshop venue. They
give you the opportunity either to discover the city centre of Angers and its
mediaeval fortress, to take a tour through the surrounding areas situated in the
heart of Loire Valley, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, or to make a half-day trip
in the steps of the Kings of France to the Abbey of Fontevraud.
More detailed information about these visits is available on a set of dedicated
webpages at:
The cost of these events ranges from only € 9.00 to € 45.00 per person.
Bookings can be made directly from the link on the website. Note that these
guided tours will only be organized in case of sufficient demand.
Moreover, Angers is situated at the beginning of Loire Valley, a part of France
known as “La douce France”. To the east of the city along the Loire Valley
you will find dozens of castles and palaces, including famous ones such as
Chambord, Amboise, Chenonceaux, Azay-le-Rideau, etc.

How to get to the Workshop venue
Angers is a bit less than 300 km southeast of Paris. Angers can be reached by
plane or better by high-speed train (TGV) and possibly by car. Most probably it
is easiest to travel via Paris or other major cities in France by TGV.
a) By air: Direct flight to Angers will be a bit difficult to organize but
   you can consult the following website to help plan your trip:
   International flights to Paris arrive at either the Roissy-Charles de Gaulle
   airport (north of Paris) or the Orly airport (south of Paris). Onward travel to
   Angers can be done by train.
b) By train: Angers is on a high-speed railway link to Paris (Gare de
   Montparnasse), taking only 90 minutes by TGV. It also has several direct
   trains to/from Roissy (Charles De Gaulle airport). If you arrive at the Orly
   airport, you can take a TGV train either at Massy-Palaiseau or at Paris
   Montparnasse. From Amsterdam or Brussels, you can take the Thalys
   and change for a TGV at Roissy-Charles de Gaulle. Angers also has high
   speed train connections with Lille, Lyon and Bordeaux, albeit less frequently
c) By car: Angers is situated along the A11 motorway (exit 15). It takes about
   2h30 from the Paris ring road (
International Scientific Committee
François Brisset (chairperson)       France
Hans Dijkstra                        The Netherlands
Olivier Dugne                        France
Philippe Hallegot                    France
Philippe Jonnard                     France
János Lábár                          Hungary
Xavier Llovet                        Spain
Michael B. Matthews                  Great Britain
Silvia Richter                       Germany
Romano Rinaldi                       Italy
Florence Robaut                      France
Stefaan Van Winckel                  Germany
Clive T. Walker                      Germany

Local Organising Committee
François Brisset (chairperson)
François Grillon
Monique Repoux
Jacky Ruste
Luc Van’t dack

Workshop Secretariat

  EMAS Secretariat
  University of Antwerp
  Department of Chemistry, Research Group PLASMANT
  Campus Drie Eiken, Universiteitsplein 1
  BE-2610 Antwerp-Wilrijk
  telephone : +32-3-265.23.43
  telefax   : +32-3-265.23.43
  e-mail    :

Updated information on the workshop can be found at the EMAS 2011