Oxford Instruments Plan Series of Indian Seminars on "Bringing the Nanoworld Together"

Published on September 18, 2013 at 10:30 AM

Following the great success of Oxford Instruments’ seminar in Bangalore last December, the company has planned two more seminars to be held this year in India. BTNT 2013 will be held at Mohali (29th November) in association with "Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Mohali", "Institute of Nano Science and Technology”, and at Mumbai (2nd & 3rd December) in association with "Indian Institute of Technology Bombay'. The seminars will focus on cutting edge nanotechnology tools and their use in multiple fields.

At both events, two parallel sessions will focus on thin film processing, & materials characterisation, surface science and cryogenic environments and a wide range of topics will be covered within each technical area. These sessions will include guest international speakers from renowned research institutions, speakers from the host institutes, and technical experts from Oxford Instruments. This will also present an excellent opportunity for networking between all participants.

The thin film processing sessions will review latest etch and deposition technological advances, including: ALD, Magnetron Sputtering, ICP PECVD, Nanoscale Etch, MEMS, MBE and more.
Materials characterisation, Surface Science and Cryogenic Environment sessions will cover multiple topics and technologies including: Ultra high vacuum SPM, Cryo free low temperature solutions, XPS/ESCA, an introduction to atomic force microscopy (AFM) and applications such as nanomechanics, In-situ heating and tensile characterisation using EBSD, Measuring Layer thicknesses and compositions using EDS, Nanomanipulation and fabrication within the SEM / FIB.

The host of last year’s seminar Prof. Rudra Pratap, Chairperson at the Centre for Nano Science and Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, IISC Bangalore commented, “This seminar has been extremely well organised with competent speakers covering a variety of processes and tools for nano fabrication. It is great to have practitioners of the art give talks and provide tips and solutions based on their experience, something that cannot be found in text books.”
“As a leading provider of high technology solutions, we actively listen and engage with our customers for mutual success, and hope to build long term relationships based on trust and respect”, comments Mark Sefton, Sector Head of Oxford Instruments Nanotechnology Tools, “By providing these educational events in addition to our high technology tools and superior service, we are proving our commitment to our customers, encouraging discussion and cross dissemination of ideas that will benefit all those attending.”

This seminar is free of charge but prior booking is essential.

About Oxford Instruments plc

Oxford Instruments designs, supplies and supports high-technology tools and systems with a focus on research and industrial applications. It provides solutions needed to advance fundamental physics research and its transfer into commercial nanotechnology applications. Innovation has been the driving force behind Oxford Instruments' growth and success for over 50 years, and its strategy is to effect the successful commercialisation of these ideas by bringing them to market in a timely and customer-focused fashion.

The first technology business to be spun out from Oxford University over fifty years ago, Oxford Instruments is now a global company with over 1900 staff worldwide and is listed on the FTSE250 index of the London Stock Exchange (OXIG). Its objective is to be the leading provider of new generation tools and systems for the research and industrial sectors.

This involves the combination of core technologies in areas such as low temperature, high magnetic field and ultra high vacuum environments, Nuclear Magnetic Resonance, X-ray, electron and optical based metrology, and advanced growth, deposition and etching.

Oxford Instruments aims to pursue responsible development and deeper understanding of our world through science and technology. Its products, expertise, and ideas address global issues such as energy, environment, security and health.

About Oxford Instruments India

Oxford Instruments India Pvt. Ltd. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Oxford Instruments plc (based in UK) and supports key customers in industry, research and academia. Based in Mumbai, it is one of the few companies in India to set up a demonstration lab for Industrial Analysis. In this lab distributors and customers can analyse samples, demonstrate systems and be introduced to new technologies. This lab houses a range of analysers that span applications from metals analysis, to low sulphur in petroleum and gold coating analysis

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