Scientific Topics

Last Update: Jan 15, 2007


Outline

The Scientific program of the SIMS-XVI conference includes all the aspects of the conventional themes and applications, which reflect the importance and versatility of SIMS technique to the problem solving in materials science. In addition, this conference especially emphasize the importance of the understanding of the fundamentals of the SIMS phenomena, both for D-SIMS and S(TOF)-SIMS researchers, which will be manifested in the non-pararell session of “Fundamentalas(I), (II)” and in the session of the “Discussion day”. This is intended to stimulate the cross-linking discussion from various stand points of views.

The program will be initiated by the two plenary talks by Professors David Castner and Wilfried Vandervorst, both of whom will contribute so as the audience from all SIMS and related fields will understand the present situation and future trend of the technique. It will also have a “
Discussion Day” on Thursday, which was initiated at the last SIMS conference in Manchester. The ”Discussion Day” will have two sessions, one will be chaired by Professor Peter Williams organized as “Discussion on Fundamentals”, and the other, chaired by Professor John Vickerman, who is going to have a sequel session of the former meeting, two years ago, named as “Discussion on Bio-imaging”

Some other features of the program are that the D-SIMS session will especially pay attention to the comparison with other techniques such as High Resolution Rutherford Backscattering Spectrometry and Atom Probe Technique, and that the recent results of the rapid developement of the cluster ion beam technique and its application to the analysis of biomaterials will be discussed as well as the prospects of “New Ionization Techniques”, which may lead us to the new phase of the SIMS technique.

The poster sessions will be held in the evenings of Monday and Thursday and the business meeting will be held in Tuesday evening, after the scientific sessions.

 


Topics

The subjects will cover all the topics listed below:
  1. Fundamentals
  2. Instrumentation
  3. Organic Materials
  4. Inorganic Materials
  5. Bio Sciences/Life Sciences
  6. Nanotechnology
  7. Semiconductors/Microelectronics
  8. Organic Electronics
  9. Environmental Sciences
  10. Geology/Cosmochemistry


Session Codes

Monday BIO1 Biomaterials Part 1
  BIO2 Biomaterials Part 2
  DEP1 Depth profiling Part 1 - Shallow depth profiling
  COM1 Comparison with other method Part 1 - Atom-probe etc
     
Tuesday FUN1 Fundamentals Part 1
  FUN2 Fundamentals Part 2
  IMA Imaging
  DYN1 Dynamic SIMS Part 1
  ODP Organic depth profiling
  COM2 Comparison with other method Part 2 - HR-RBS, Shallow probe, etc
     
Wednesday CLU Cluster ion beams
  PRO Data processing
  NIM New ionization method
  INS Instrumentation
Thursday DIS1 Discussion on fundamentals
  DIS2 Discussion on bio-imaging
  DYN2 Dynamic SIMS Part 2
  APL1 Applications Part 1 - Geology, Cosmochemistry, environmental, etc
     
Friday ORG1 Analysis of polymers
  SED Analysis of semiconductors
  ORG2 Analysis of polymer and other organic materials
  APL2 Applications Part 2 - Tribology, Adhesion, etc


 

Program at a Glance:

10/28 10/29 10/30 10/31 11/1 11/2
SUN MON TUE WED THU FRI
  9:00 registration 8:30 registration 8:30 registration 8:30 registration  
CONCERT HALL CONCERT HOGAKU CONCERT HOGAKU CONCERT HOGAKU CONCERT HOGAKU
9:30 opening

10:00 Plenary (SIMS)

10:50 Plenary (SIMS)

11:40 Plenary (ALC)

FUN1 No session CLU PRO DIS1 No session ORG1 SED
Coffee Break Coffee Break Coffee Break Coffee Break
FUN2 No session NIM INS DIS1 No session ORG2 APL2
12:30-13:30 Lunch 12:30-13:30 Lunch 12:00- Excursion

(Incl. Lunch)

13:00-14:00 Lunch CONCERT HALL

13:00 Closing Remarks

CONCERT HOGAKU CONCERT HOGAKU CONCERT HOGAKU
BIO1 DEP1 IMA COM2 DIS2 DYN2
Break Break Break  
16:00

Registration

BIO2 COM1 ODP DYN1 DIS2 APL1  
18:00–20:00

mixer

KORYU HALL

18:00-20:00

Poster (SIMS)

CONCERT

18:00-18:30 SIMS Business Meeting

  ANA HOTEL

18:30-20:30 Banquet

KORYU HALL

18:00-20:00

 Poster (SIMS)

 
KORYU HALL

18:00-20:00 poster (ALC)

 

Throughout the period of the conference, the participants of the SIMS conference can attend all the scientific sessions of ALC'07.