Société Française des Microscopies
 
ENCL - Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Lille
 
Région Nord Pas de Calais

School on Electron Precession
6th to 10th of July 2009

Espace Bouvines
Bouvines (Lille)
France

A satellite school of the Congress of the French Society of Microscopy,
22th- 26th of June 2009, Paris

CNRS
 
Université Lille 1
 
European Microscopy Society
Precession  Precession

Institut Chevreul

LMPGM
Laboratoire de Métallurgie Physique et Génie des Matériaux

LSPES
Laboratoire de Structure et Propriétés de l'Etat Solide

UCCS
Unité de Catalyse et de Chimie du Solide

Université des Sciences et Technologies de Lille, France

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PROGRAMME and TIMETABLE

Electron precession is a new « revolutionary » diffraction technique. It was proposed by Roger Vincent and Paul Midgley in 1994, in Bristol. Since 2005, this technique develops rapidly due to the availability of commercial devices that could be installed on most transmission electron microscopes.

This equipment allows the acquisition of diffraction patterns on which the diffracted intensities can be taken into account. This property opens new possibilities of structural and microstructural characterizations at microscopic and nanoscopic scales.

This school is aimed at providing the basic and advanced aspects of the theory and practice of the electron precession technique. It concerns all the scientists interested in materials science (PhD students, engineers, researchers) with a basic knowledge in transmission electron microscopy.

The school will be divided into lectures, problem classes and practical sessions on the two precession equipments available at the University of Lille.

  • Basic courses on crystallography
  • Basic courses on electron diffraction
  • Description of the precession technique
  • Main experimental parameters
  • Pattern interpretations
  • Main applications:
    • Identification of the crystal system, the Laue class, the point and space groups
      • Structure determination
      • direct methods
      • charge flipping method
      • structure resolution and refinement
    • Characterization of crystal defects
    • Other applications
    • Hybrid precession methods
    • Filtered electron precession
    • Examples of applications in various fields
  • Full program and timetable

LECTURERS

Lectures will be given by some of the world specialist in the field. Among them:

SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE

  • P. Buffat (EPFL, Lausanne)
  • C. Giacovazzo (CNR-IC, Bari)
  • R. Portier (ENSCP, Paris)
  • G. van Tendeloo (EMAT, Antwerp)

LOCAL OGANIZING COMMITTEE (USTL, Lille)

REGISTRATION and FEES

Thanks to our sponsors
 
Analitex
 
Calidris
 
Eloise
 
FEI
 
Gatan
 
Nanomegas

For people who have pre-registred, the registration is now opened here The deadline is 15th April. If you are a PhD or a Post-Doc student you can apply for one of the grants given by Gatan, Nanomegas, Calidris and Analitex companies (see the registration form). Following fees include food and accomodation.

HOW TO COME?

A meeting point will be fixed on Sunday the 5th of July on the campus. To prepare your travel, do as if you were coming to the LSPES.