Thursday, December 13, 2018 at 8:30 AM EST
Friday, December 14, 2018 at 4:00 PM EST

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Day1 – Photoelectron Spectroscopy:

08:30 – Registration starts

09:00:  Introduction and Scope of Short Course – Prof. F. Alamgir

Morning session including the following activities:

  • Lecture on  Theoretical background of Photoelectron Spectroscopy
  • Tour of MCF characterization labs
  • Coffee break

12:00 – 13:00:  Lunch break

Afternoon session include the following activities: 

  • Introduction to XPS analysis software
  • XPS hands-on operation and data analysis sessions. 

15:10 – 16:00:  General comments:  Open question and answer session

Day2 – Time of Flight SIMS:

09:00 – Breakfast starts

09:30:  Introduction– Prof. F. Alamgir

Morning session including the following activities:

  • Lecture:  Theoretical background of SIMS/ ToF-SIMS
  • Tour of IEN microfabrication facility
  • Coffee break
  • Practical concerns for ToF-SIMS and Alternate Surface Science Techniques

11:30 – 13:00:  Lunch break

Afternoon session including the following activities: 

  • Remote Demonstration of ToF-SIMS operation
  • ToF-SIMS Data analysis and/or hands-on session.
  • Open question and answer session

16:00: Closing comments


Georgia Tech Characterization Short Course Series:
Surface Science Techniques – Focus on Photoelectron Spectroscopy and ToF-SIMS

The Materials Characterization Facility (MCF) at Georgia Tech will offer a short course on “Surface Science Techniques – Focus on Photoelectron Spectroscopy and ToF-SIMS” on December  13 & 14, 2018.

This 2-day short course combines lectures and laboratory, and is designed for individuals interested in hands-on training in XPS and/or SIMS. It will cover essential surface science analytical techniques, including point spectra, area maps, and depth profiles as well as sample preparation techniques.

Attendees will learn how to choose and prepare suitable samples, set up and execute an experiment, and analyze data. This course is suitable for both new and experienced researchers.


Target Audience:
Attendance is open to researchers from academia, industry and government laboratories/ organizations as well as to current Georgia Tech students, IEN and MCF users. Anyone who is interested in characterization of materials is invited and strongly encouraged to participate. The concepts and techniques presented are broadly applicable to materials.

Rates: *Rates include lunches on all days*

Georgia Tech Rate: $150
Academic and Government Rate: $250
Industry Rate: $500


Due to the nature of the lab portion of the course, registration has a maximum of 40 participants. Your registration is not guaranteed until full payment is received. If you wish to charge the course to an IEN Cleanroom account, please contact us immediately so that we can provide the proper forms, and so that we may notify the PI or accounts representative. Credit cards are the only payment option for people outside Georgia Tech. Once you submit your registration, follow the appropriate links in your confirmation email. A waiting list of overflow registrants will be maintained in case of cancellations.

** Registration is NOT complete until you have received a link to pay for your attendance through Georgia Tech's secure payment gateway. You will receive this link via email after completing the initial registration process.

Registration and full payment MUST be completed online by December 6, 2018. NO EXCEPTIONS. No one will be allowed to register or pay on-site.** 


Getting to the workshop is easy if you stay at the Georgia Tech Conference Center

Georgia Tech Hotel (attached to Global Learning Center)
800 Spring St., Atlanta, GA 30308
404.838.2100 - Reservations
404.347.9440 - Hotel Main

Hotel reservation’s hours are Monday through Friday 8am-5:30pm; Saturday 9am-3pm

Directions and Parking:

Parking is not included in the cost of the course. If you are a visitor and you would like to park on campus you will need to use the pay-by-the hour visitor parking lot, located across from the Marcus Nanotechnology Building. We are also easily reached via public transportation and Georgia Tech transportation services. Information on these services, and directions to Georgia Tech and IEN, can be found here: http://www.ien.gatech.edu/contact/visit-ien-georgia-tech