2D Plenary sessions launch ‘Nanotechnology Seminar’ at IOS Beijing in September


Source: Oxford Instruments plc

Starting with half day plenary sessions on 2D materials with guest plenary speaker Dr Aravind Vijayaraghavan from the National Graphene Institute in Manchester, UK, and on Quantum Information Processing with guest plenary speaker Prof David Cory from the Institute for Quantum Computing, University of Waterloo, Canada, Oxford Instruments’ seminar at the IOP in Beijing from 24-25th September promises to discuss cutting edge nanotechnology solutions for multiple applications.

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 and Chinese speakers from renowned research institutions, speakers from the host institute, and technical experts from Oxford Instruments. This will also present an excellent opportunity for networking between all participants.

Confirmed speakers include the following, but more will be announced soon:

  • Dr. Aravind Vijayaraghavan, National Graphene Institute, Manchester, UK
  • Prof David Cory, Institute for Quantum Computing, University of Waterloo, Canada
  • Prof Guoxing Miao, Institute for Quantum Computing, University of Waterloo, Canada
  • Prof. HE Ke, Tsinghua University, Institute of Physics, CAS, China
  • Dr. WANG Xiaodong, Institute of Semiconductors, CAS, China
  • Prof Erwin Kessels, Tue Eindhoven, Netherlands
  • Prof. ZENG Yi, Institute of Semiconductor, CAS, China
  • Prof Robert Klie, University of Illinois Chicago, USA
  • Prof. Xinran WANG, Nanjing University, China
  • Prof. Zhihai CHENG, National Centre for Nanoscience and Technology, China
  • Prof. Yeliang WANG, Institute of Physics, CAS, China

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 Nanotechnology Tools seminar in India, 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 nanofabrication. 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.”

“This workshop is a great opportunity for a wide range of scientists in research and manufacturing to discover practical aspects of many new and established processes, technologies and applications, directly from renowned scientists and a leading manufacturer with over 50 years in the industry”, comments Mark Sefton, Sector Head of Oxford Instruments NanoSolutions, “Delegates appreciate the informal workshop atmosphere of these events, encouraging delegates to participate through open discussion and sharing their questions and experiences.”

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

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