EMC 2016

Scientific Programme

Instrumentation and Methods (IM) sessions

IM1 Tomography and Multidimensional microscopy (2 or 3 slots)

Description of the session

The aim of this session is to cover the broad range of techniques that is currently employed in multidimensional imaging. The session will cover novel developments in the field of electron and X-ray tomography, such as atomic resolution reconstructions, 3D reconstructions of vector and tensor fields (orientation, strain, etc..) and 3D elemental and chemical mapping. Also alternatives to conventional electron and X-ray techniques, based on e.g. confocal set-ups and X-ray dark-field microscopy will be part of the symposium.

Co-Chairs


Sara BALS

Wolfgang LUDWIG

Sergio MARCO
Antwerpen, BE Lyon, FR Paris, FR

Invited speakers

  • Rowan LEARY (Cambridge, UK)
  • Peter CLOETENS (ESRF, EU/FR)
  • Daniel WOLF (TU Dresden, DE)
  • Peter ERCIUS (NCEM Berkeley, USA)

IM2 Micro-Nano Lab and dynamic microscopy   (2 or 3 slots) 

Description of the session

This session aims to bring together scientists using cutting edge in situ and dynamic electron microscopy techniques to characterize material properties and biological specimens. Submissions are encouraged on in situ studies providing new insights into chemical reactions (gas, liquid, solid), catalytic reactions, phase transformations, optical, electrical and/or magnetical phenomena, and mechanical properties. In situ electron microscopy of specimens in liquid environments present new ways to study soft matter, protein structure, and cellular function with nanometer resolution. This session also covers new microscopy methods, as well as innovative applications of classical methods.

Co-Chairs


Francisco Cadete SANTOS AIRES

Gerhard DEHM

Niels DE JONGE
Lyon, FR Düsseldorf, DE Saarbrücken, DE


Invited speakers

  • Joost FRENKEN (Leiden, NL)
  • Juergen PLITZKO (MPI München, DE)
  • Haimei ZHENG (LBNL, CA-USA)
  • Eva OLSSON (Chalmers University,SE)

IM3 New Instrumentation (3 slots)

Description of the session

This session will focus on the latest instrumental developments in electron, photon, ion, atom-probe and near field microscopies, which demonstrate a strong impact in the study of condensed matter at the ultimate resolution. It will therefore include many of today challenges such as the increase in spatial resolution in 2 and 3D for imaging, of energy resolution for spectroscopy, in sensitivity and detection limits, in the suitability of these microscopies to  investigate beam sensitive and unstained materials. The session will also be open to the description of incremental improvements for existing techniques as well as of projects for future stimulating directions. Keywords: Instrumentation for (S)TEM, SEM, FIB, APT,  AFM, STM, SNOM, MFM… Sources and tips, lenses, correctors, spectrometers, monochromators, stages, detectors, cameras, multi-signals, near-field, correlation, coincidence.

Co-Chairs


Andreas ENGEL

Christian COLLIEX

Jörg ENDERLEIN
Delft, NL Orsay, FR Göttingen, DE


Invited speakers

  • Ricardo GARCIA (CSIC Madrid, ES)
  • Richard HENDERSON (MRC Cambridge, UK)
  • Jacob HOOGENBOOM (TU Delft, NL)
  • Claus ROPERS (GAU Göttingen, DE)

IM4 Non linear and vibrational microscopy and new contrasts (1 slot)

Description of the session

IM4 Non linear and vibrational microscopy and new contrasts: this session focuses on the development of instrumentation for Label-free imaging technique /generation of new contrasts.
Keywords: Coherent reflection and phase imaging using linear dielectric function of the material; Coherent Raman microscopy; in depth microscopy, Acoustic microscopy...

Co-Chairs


Emmanuel BEAUREPAIRE

Ernst H.K. STELZER
Palaiseau, FR Frankfurt, DE

Invited speakers

  • Andreas VOLKMER (University of Stuttgart, Stuttgart, DE)
  • Michael TANTER (Institut Langevin Paris, France)
 

IM5 Quantitative imaging and image processing  (2 slots):

Description of the session

Quantitative imaging of biological processes is a major and emerging topic in live science research that aims at the precise understanding of their spatiotemporal characteristics. Quantitative imaging of materials is delivering unprecedented information about the local atomic structure of materials, providing new insights into structure-property relationships. These methods utilise modern S/TEMs coupled with new generation detectors that enable the acquisition of images with unprecedented fidelity and spatial resolution, and/or superresolution optical microscopy that give access to exquisite details of molecular assemblies with high temporal resolution.

This special session will cover recent advances in instrument and detector development and their application, electron scattering theory, quantitative image acquisition and processing methods, as well as modelling of biological mechanisms and the development of novel imaging modalities for materials science.

Co-Chairs


Jean-Christophe OLIVO-MARIN

Joanne ETHERIDGE
Paris, FR Melbourne, AU

Invited speakers

  • Christoph KOCH (Humboldt Universität, Berlin, DE)
  • Andrew B. YANKOVICH (Göteborg, SE)

IM6 Quantitative Diffraction (1-2 slots):

Description of the session

The session focuses on developments and applications of electron diffraction methodologies enabling the retrieval of quantitative physical or structural features at the sub-micron scale. It concerns data acquisition (precession, tomography, nano-beam and convergent beam diffraction, scanning methods…) as well as their quantitative treatment (automated patterns recognition, statistical approaches, dynamical calculations…). Advances in time-resolved electron diffraction are also targeted. Application field concerns both physical and life sciences.

Co-Chairs 


Tatiana GORELIK

Damien JACOB
Mainz, DE Lille, FR


Invited speakers

  • John RODENBURG (Sheffield, UK)
  • Paul MIDGLEY (Cambridge, UK)
  • Jim ZUO (Urbana-Champaign, USA)

IM7 Phase Microscopies (2 slots):

Description of the session

This session focuses on recent developments in phase microscopy with electrons, X-rays and light. Both technique developments and applications relying on quantitative phase information are welcome.  We aim for a productive cross fertilization of different communities by inviting contributions from a wide scope of phase microscopy related fields, ranging from off-axis electron holography to X-ray ptychography all the way to compressive inline holography.

Co-Chairs 


Christoph KOCH

David COOPER
Berlin, DE Grenoble, FR


Invited speakers

  • Thibaud DENNEULIN (CEMES, Toulouse, FR)
  • Rafal DUNIN-BORKOVSKI (Jülich, DE)
  • Tore NIERMANN (Berlin, DE)

IM8 Spectromicroscopies and analytical microscopy (electrons and photons, experiment and theory) (3 to 4 slots):

Description of the session

Spectroscopy based on electrons, photons and ions has recently seen significant improvements in hardware, in the acquisition and in the analysis of the obtained signals. Measuring, quantifying and modeling spatially-resolved spectroscopic signals associated to core-level excitations, valence electron excitations (plasmons, interband transitions, excitons), phonon excitations, de-excitation processes (photon and electronic emissions), ionic emission and alike, have led to advances in fundamental research and have opened up new possibilities for the characterization of innovative materials. The symposium aims to bring together theoreticians and experimental scientists working on the forefront of spectroscopy to showcase the latest state-of-the-art achievements in their fields. Particular focus will be put on atomic and/or high and ultra-high energy-resolving techniques and their application to physical, chemical and compositional characterization of materials in two and three-dimensions.

Keywords: EELS, EDX, CL, STXM, XAS, RIXS, , SIMS, NanoSIMS, APT, WDS, EPMA…; imaging mass spectrometry; correlative and functional microscopy and imaging...

Co-Chairs 


Anders MEIBOM

Gerald KOTHLEITNER

Bénédicte WAROT-FONROSE
Lausanne, CH Graz, AT Toulouse, FR


Invited speakers

  • Stefania PIZZINI (I. Neel, Grenoble, FR)
  • Williams LEFEBVRE (GPM-Rouen, FR)
  • Michel BOSMAN (A*STAR, Singapore)
  • Sarah HAIGH (Univ. of Manchester, UK)
  • Claudia DRAXL (Humboldt-Universität, Berlin, DE)


IM9 Super resolution in light microscopy  (1-2 slots)


Description of the session
 

This session will cover recent progress in established super-resolution fluorescence microscopy techniques as well as in the development of novel methods.  Possible topics include improvements in the speed of acquisition, the combination of single particle tracking and imaging, high-throughput approaches, 3D methods and deeper tissue imaging, development of new probes and image analysis algorithms, combination with other complementary techniques, and new insight into biology and materials science provided by super-resolution.

Keywords: single-molecule localization microscopy (PALM, STORM), PSF engineering (4pi, SIM, STED, RESOLFT), stochastic optical fluctuation imaging (SOFI), novel nanoscopy methods.

Co-Chairs 


Cristina FLORS

Suliana MANLEY
Madrid, ES Lausanne, CH


Invited speakers

  • Susan COX (KC London, UK)
  • Marcello NOLLMANN (Montpellier, FR)
  • Peter DEDECKER (KU Leuven, BE)

IM10 Correlative microscopy  (1 -2 slots)

Description of the session

Correlative Microscopy aims at combining different imaging modalities to generate more or better information than can be generated by each modality as a stand-alone technique. Although Correlative Light Electron Microscopy is the best known approach in the Correlative Microscopy field, other imaging modalities and approaches such as X-rays are being introduced into the workflow. This session will highlight the current state of the field and the latest developments involving new imaging modalities but will also provide a platform to discuss important associated topics such as probes and data analysis within the Correlative Microscopy field.

Co-Chairs 


Yannick SCHWAB

Paul VERKADE
Heidelberg, DE Bristol, UK


Invited speakers

  • Lucy COLLINSON (F. Crick Institute, London, UK)
  • Kay GRUNEWALD (Head of Oxford Particle Imaging Centre (OPIC), Oxford, GB)
  • Judith KLUMPERMAN (University of Utrecht, UK)