PICO 2012 - Symposium on Frontiers of Aberration Corrected Electron Microscopy
March 1, 2012
PICO 2012 - a meeting conflating the grand opening of the new ER-C annexe wing and the start-up of PICO user servies with a colloqium honouring former ER-C director Knut Urban and a symposium on frontiers of aberration corrected electron microscopy - was held in Jülich from 29 February to 2 March 2012. The event was hosted by the Ernst Ruska-Centre and supported by the Jülich Research Centre and FEI Company.
The symposium focused on the most recent advances in methods and applications of aberration corrected electron microscopy for the study of structural and electronic properties of solids. The meeting attracted more than 200 partcipants for 21 countries throughout the world and was organised by the Ernst Ruska Centre in conjunction with the inauguration of the PICO microscope on 29 February 2012.
Topical issues of aberration corrected microscopy were highlighted in keynote presentations given by leading invited speakers. Speakers included Sara Bals(Antwerp), Gianluigi Botton (Hamilton), Nigel Browning (Richland) Ulrich Dahmen (Berkeley), Max Haider (Heidelberg), Archie Howie (Cambridge), Martin Hytch (Toulouse), Dirk Lanens (Eindhoven), Hannes Lichte (Dresden), Paul Midgley (Cambridge), Peter Nellist (Oxford), Steven Pennycook (Oak Ridge), Harald Rose (Darmstadt), Frances Ross (Yorktown Heights), David Smith†(Tempe), John Spence (Tempe), Kazu Suenaga (Tsukuba) and Johan Verbeek (Antwerp).