Advanced Nanoscale Characterization of Materials and Processes


This symposium aims at providing an overview on the most recent developments and applications of advanced nanoscale characterization of materials and processes. 

Topics include new methods and developments in fabrication of micro- and nanostructured materials, structure characterization in 2D and 3D with high-resolution imaging and diffraction techniques, chemical characterization with spectroscopic techniques as well as microstructure and morphology imaging using imaging techniques, kinetic in-situ and operando investigations, and the nanomechanical characterization on the micro- and nanoscale. 

All applications areas related to nanomaterials are invited, including materials for photonics, nanoelectronics, optoelectronics, molecular electronics, energy technologies, catalysis, engineering, health, sensing and quantum devices, nuclear materials and cryo-techniques for biological objects.


Targeted topics

  • Atomic structure studied by electrons, neutrons and X-rays   
  • Phase, texture and stress analysis of materials studied by electrons, neutrons and X-rays
  • Material composition, electronic properties (bonding, plasmons, band gap) and phonon properties studied by advanced spectroscopic methods (such as X-ray spectroscopy, energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy, and electron energy loss spectroscopy)
  • Microstructure and morphology of materials by 3D imaging techniques (serial cutting, tomography) 
  • Kinetic processes and materials reactions by in-situ and operando investigation (synthesis and ageing of materials) 
  • Measurements of local magnetic and electric fields by electron holography and phase contrast methods
  • Fracture mechanics in small dimensions
  • Data acquisition and processing
  • Modeling and simulation
  • Data analysis, machine learning approaches, artificial intelligence
  • Applications to nanomaterials and devices: engineering materials, materials for energy technologies, materials for nano-/opto-electronics and photonics, biomaterials


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2ª planta, Modulos 9 y 10
41003 Sevilla

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