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

Technical Meeting
Duration
22 May 2012 - 25 May 2012
Language
English
Conference directors:
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:
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
Arnaud Delcorte, Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium
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