19 May 2023

Recent Advances in Surface Analysis

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SCI Early Careers Materials Chemistry

Cardiff University

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This event will comprise of a series of seminars discussing recent advances in force microscopy – including atomic force microscopy and photo-induced FM. We will be looking in particular detail at the exciting new developments in PIFM, which adds the analytical power of vibrational spectroscopy to the sophisticated topographical information of atomic force microscopy (AFM). PiFM adds direct chemical mapping through the molecular specificity of infrared (IR) spectroscopy. Its spatial resolution is ~5 nm.

Laboratory and instrument tours of the new Translational Research Hub at Cardiff University will take place, permitting delegates to take a close look at the unique facilities available to researchers in industry and academia for intricate surface analysis.

We will also be looking at how these techniques may be integrated into specific analysis fields – such as electrochemistry, environmental studies and catalysis.


Friday 19 May 2023
Introduction and welcome
Atomic Force Microscopy
L.Powell, Swansea University
Photo Induced Force Microscopy
J.Davies-Jones – Cardiff University
TERS and Stimulated Raman
L.Legge – National Physical Laboratory
Surface Analysis with HarwellXPS
D.Morgan – HarwellXPS and Cardiff University
Surface Insights via Microscopy
T.Slater – Cardiff University
Lab tours and demonstrations
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Cardiff University

CF10 3AT

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