9.1 / JOINT IAEA-SPIRIT- JAPAN TECHNICAL MEETING ON DEVELOPMENT AND UTILIZATION OF MeV SIMS


Technical Meeting

22 – 25 May 2012   print this page

Conference organizers:

Tonči Tadić, Ruđer Bošković Institute Zagreb, Croatia

Jiro Matsuo, Kyoto University, Japan

Milko Jakšić, Ruđer Bošković Institute Zagreb, Croatia

Roger Webb, University of Surrey, United Kingdom

Aliz Simon, International Atomic Energy Agency, Austria


Conference description:

MeV SIMS is a promising method for ion beam analysis and mapping of organic molecules in bio-medical samples, as well as in samples of interest for arts and archaeology. This method employs swift heavy ions in MeV energy range accelerated by ion acceletrators and focused by ion microbeams. Secondary molecular ions, emitted from irradiated surface of the sample, are detected using Time-of-Flight method. Strategic Japanese-Croatian Cooperative Program on Materials Sciences supports Joint Croatian-Japanese Project "Enhanced molecular imaging using swift heavy ions", whose aims are developing of MeV SIMS method. Besides, developing of MeV SIMS method is part of work-package WP7 of the European SPIRIT (Support of Public and Industrial Research using Ion beam Iechnology) consortium. On this Technical Meeting the MeV SIMS method and its application will be presented by researchers from Croatia, Japan, UK and other partner countries - members of IAEA.

Aim:

MeV SIMS is a promising method for sensitive analysis and microscopic imaging of organic moleculesin bio-medical samples, as well as in samples of art and archaeology, forensics, environment, etc. This method employs heavy ions in the MeV energy range from the accelerator, focused into an ion microprobe chamber. Secondary molecular ions, emitted from the irradiated surface of the sample, are detected and identified by their mass using the Time-of-Flight method. During the Technical Meeting the basics of the MeV SIMS method as well as its potential applications will be presented and discussed by researchers from Croatia and Japan as well as by experts and participants from other partner countries - members of IAEA.

Venue:

Dubrovnik, a Croatian city on the Adriatic Sea coast, is one of the most prominent Mediterranean tourist destinations. In 1979, the city of Dubrovnik joined the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites. The prosperity of the city of Dubrovnik has always been based on maritime trade. Supported by its wealth and skilled diplomacy, the city achieved a high level of development, particularly during the 15th and 16th centuries. Dubrovnik is hometown to Ruđer Bošković, Jesuit priest and scientist from the 18th century. He was the first to envisage, seek, and propose a mathematical theory of all the forces of Nature. His atomic theory inspired Michael Faraday to develop the theory for electromagnetic interaction.

Accommodation and fees:

No registration fee will be charged. Special price for accommodation is agreed for participants with Hotel Lero (http://www.hotel-lero.hr/) within a walking distance from the Old Town (single bed room 66 EUR/day, double bed room 86 EUR/day). Alternatively, participants can reserve their own accommodation in other hotels that will most likely have free rooms before the start of the main tourist season. From Hotel Lero to IUC is 17 min walk. From IUC to the Old Town is just 3 min walk.


Conference lecturers:

Arnaud Delcorte, Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium

Jiro Matsuo, Kyoto University, Japan

Tonči Tadić, Ruđer Bošković Institute Zagreb, Croatia

Milko Jakšić, Ruđer Bošković Institute Zagreb, Croatia

Aliz Simon, International Atomic Energy Agency, Austria

Roger Webb, University of Surrey, United Kingdom

Brian Jones, University of Surrey, United Kingdom

Ivančica Bogdanović Radović, Ruđer Bošković Institute Zagreb, Croatia

Dubravka Jembrih Simbuerger, Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna, Austria

Melanie Bailey, University of Surrey, United Kingdom

Toshio Seki, Kyoto University, Japan

Jyrki Räisänen, University of Helsinki, Finland

Takaaki Aoki, Kyoto University, Japan

Alex Henderson, University of Manchester, United Kingdom

Thomas Osipowicz, National University of Singapore, Singapore

Alain Brunelle, The National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), Paris, France

Serge Della-Negra, The National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), Paris, France

Richardo Papaleo, Federal University of Rio Grande Do Sul, Brazil

Work Schedule:

Monday, 21st May

12:00-20:00

Registration of participants (IUC)

20:00

Welcome drink (Hotel “Lero”)

Tuesday, 22nd May

9:00

representatives from MSES, Japanese Embassy, IAEA

Opening of the MeV SIMS Technical Meeting

Morning session 1: MeV SIMS Fundamentals: What are the problems?

Chair: Tonči Tadić

9:30

Jiro Matsuo

MeV-SIMS: Current Reality and Future Prospects

10:00

Roger Webb

Modelling of MeV SIMS

10:30-11:00 Coffee Break & Poster session

Morning session 2: Mass spectrometry Applications

Chair: Jiro Matsuo

11:00

Melanie Bailey

Potential Forensic Applications of MeV SIMS

11:30

Dubravka Jembrih-Simbürger

Analytical techniques for the investigations of objects of art & archaeology

12:00

Alain Brunelle

Micrometric molecular histology of lipids and small molecules by cluster-TOF-SIMS and MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry imaging

12:30

Bilal Nsouli

On the photodegradation kinetic of selected pesticide in soil and semi quantification of active ingredients in pharmaceutical formulations by using the MeV-SIMS technique

13:00-17:00 Lunch, free time

Afternoon session: Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry

Chair: Roger Webb

17:00

Arnaud Delcorte

Kiloelectronvolt cluster bombardment of organic materials: Experiments and simulations

17:30

Alex Henderson

Interpretation of Static SIMS Spectra

18:00

Serge Della-Negra

Secondary ion emission induced by high energy atomic and cluster ion beams using experimental techniques with a wide range of energy and mass

18:30-18:50 Coffee Break & Poster session

Panel discussion “Sample Preparation Issues”

Chair: Alain Brunelle

18:50-19:30

Panel: Melanie Bailey, Dubravka Jembrih-Simbürger, Bilal Nsouli

19:30-21:00 Welcome reception (“Sesame” bar in park below IUC)

Wednesday, 23rd May

Morning session 1: MeV SIMS Instrumentation and application

Chair: Serge Della-Negra

9:00

Toshio Seki

Development of MeV-SIMS imaging system at Kyoto University

9:30

Tonči Tadić

Development of MeV SIMS setup at RBI’s Heavy ion microbeam facility in Zagreb

10:00

Brian Jones

MeV SIMS at the Surrey Ion Beam Centre

10:30

Thomas Osipowicz

Considerations concerning a dedicated MeV-SIMS beamline for CIBA at NUS

11:00-11:30 Coffee Break

Morning session 2: Ancillary Techniques

Chair: Bilal Nsouli

11:30

Jyrki Räisänen

Particle induced X-ray emission with heavy ions

12:00

Iva Bogdanović Radović

Heavy ion STIM and ERDA

12:30-17:00 Free time & guided tour in Old City of Dubrovnik

Afternoon session: Other Considerations

Chair: Toshio Seki

17:00

Takaaki Aoki

Application of molecular dynamics simulations for radiation-induced surface desorption processes

17:30

Roger Webb

Ambient Pressure Mass Spectrometry Techniques

18:00

Ricardo Papaleo

MeV-ion induced Sputtering and Cratering of Polymers

18:30-18:50 Coffee Break

Panel discussion “Sample Preparation Issues”

Chair: Milko Jakšić

18:50-19:30

Panel: Jiro Matsuo, Roger Webb, Tonči Tadić

Thursday, 24th May

Morning session: Discussion in workgroups

9:00-11:00

Workgroup 1: MeV SIMS Fundamentals & Modelling

Chair: Ricardo Papaleo and Takaaki Aoki

Workgroup 2: MeV SIMS Instrumentation

Chair: Brian Jones

11:00-11:30 Coffee Break

11:30-13:30

Workgroup 3: MeV SIMS Imaging Applications & Interpretation

Chair: Alex Henderson

Workgroup 4: MeV SIMS ancillary and competitive techniques

Chair: Arnaud Delcorte

14:30-19:30 Conference excursion

(boat trip starting from Old Harbour, lunch at island Supetar, time for swimming,

trip to island Lokrum & sightseeing, return to Old Harbour)

Note: excursion time can be adjusted to our needs

Friday, 25th May

Morning session: Meeting Report - drafting and finalisation

Chair: Aliz Simon

9:00-11:00

Drafting of the Meeting Report 11:00-11:30 Coffee Break

11:30-13:30

Meeting Report finalisation