Abstracts for contributed talks and posters are now being accepted for the
International Workshop for Scanning Probe Microscopy (SPM) for Energy Applications.
Co-organized by Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and Asylum
Research, the workshop will held at ORNL September 15-17, 2010.
Deadline for abstract submission is August 13. The program will include invited
and contributed talks covering recent advances in characterization of energy-relevant
materials systems using SPM/AFM techniques, as well as the state of the art
in energy dissipation and transformation measurements by SPM/AFM. The three-day
meeting will also include a poster session, as well as an equipment lab and
hands-on tutorials for demonstration of recently developed dynamic and multi-spectral
SPM/AFM modes on Asylum's Cypher™ and MFP-3D™ SPM/AFMs. The
keynote talk will be on "Local Probing of Carrier Dynamics in Polymer
Photovoltaic Materials" by David Ginger of the University of Washington.
Detailed information on abstract submission, agenda, etc. can be found at www.asylumresearch.com/Energy.
Abstracts can be submitted on the following topics (but are not limited to):
- Mapping of carrier dynamics and photoinduced behavior of photovoltaic
- Micro Raman and NSOM imaging of energy-related materials
- Local ionic and electronic transport in fuel cells and Li-ion batteries
- Energy harvesting by nanostructured piezoelectric and ferroelectric
- Novel advances in functional probes – microwave, thermal,
- Imaging energy dissipation by multimodal and Band Excitation SPM/AFM
- Bias-induced phase transitions
Asylum Research is the technology leader in atomic force and scanning probe
microscopy (AFM/SPM) for both materials and bioscience applications. Founded
in 1999, we are an employee owned company dedicated to innovative instrumentation
for nanoscience and nanotechnology, with over 250 years combined AFM/SPM experience
among our staff. Our instruments are used for a variety of nanoscience applications
in material science, physics, polymers, chemistry, biomaterials, and bioscience,
including single molecule mechanical experiments on DNA, protein unfolding and
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sensing, polymers, colloidal forces, adhesion, and more. Asylum's product
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Asylum's MFP-3D set the standard for AFM technology, with unprecedented
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Asylum's new Cypher AFM is the world's first new small sample
AFM/SPM in over a decade, and sets the new standard as the world's highest
resolution AFM. Cypher provides low-drift closed loop atomic resolution for
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and iDrive™ tips.