Atomic Force Microscopy is one of the most versatile techniques for the nanoscale characterization of a large variety of materials (complex oxides, biopolymers, living cells, organic semiconductors …)
Beyond a tool for topographic imaging, AFM has become a powerful tool for the local probe of a wide range of materials functionalities which cover electrical, electromechanical, magnetic, elastic properties...
This workshop aims at providing an overview of novel advanced methods for the nanoscale characterization of materials functionalities in diverse fields, such as biology, materials science, soft condensed matter, with stress on topics of potential interest for the ICMAB and nearby research community.
Special emphasis will be placed in presenting a didactic content for those non- experts in AFM methods which are however curious in learning how AFM can contribute to their research.
On-site demonstration of AFM advanced capabilities will take place with a Cypher System from Asylum Research
Institut de Ciència de Materials de Barcelona-ICMAB-CSIC
Opening and introduction
Institut Català de Nanociència i Nanotecnologia-ICN2
"Electromechanical response at the nanoscale: from violins to electrical drums"
Alvaro San Paulo
Instituto de Microelectrónica de Madrid-IMM
"Quantitative Nanomechanical Mapping Of Breast Cancer Cells By Peak Force Tapping Atomic Force Microscopy"
Pedro J. de Pablo
Universidad Autónoma de Madrid-UAM
"Physical virology with Atomic Force Microscopy"
Benjamin L. Holmes
JPK Instruments AG, Berlín
"High-speed AFM imaging of soft and biological matter in liquids: challenges and results"
Lunch (not included)
Universitat de Barcelona, Institut de Bioenginyeria de Catalunya-UB-IBEC
"Quantitative electrostatic force microscopy for dielectric measurements in material science and biology"
PhD students are encouraged to share their results in the poster session
The number of available places is limited to 15
The recommended area for poster presentations is:
A-0 size (1189mm high x 841mm wide / 46.81 inch high x 33.11 inch wide)