Dutch SPM day 2018

It is our pleasure to announce that the Dutch SPM Day 2018 will take place at Utrecht University on Friday, November 9th 2018.

The Dutch Scanning Probe Microscopy Day is an (almost) annual traditional one-day conference that aims at bringing together experts of all fields of scanning probe microscopy research in academia as well as industry within the Netherlands and Belgium as well as from close-by neighbors in Germany.

There will be invited and contributed talks plus a poster session, as well as an industry exhibition. Almost all major companies providing microscopes, probes and enabling technology will be present, please see the list of sponsors below.

Please contact us if you have any questions.


Abstracts of the talks can be found here

9.00 – 9.25 Arrival & Coffee, Main Hall of the Minnaert building (on the first floor!)
Cosmos room
9.25 – 9.30 Opening, Ingmar Swart (Utrecht)
9.30 – 10.20 Topological quantum phases in graphene nanoribbons, Oliver Groenig (EMPA, Switzerland)
10.20 – 11:10 Ion adsorption, hydration and specific ion effects at mineral electrolyte interfaces, Frieder Mugele (Twente)
11.10 – 11.40 Coffee break in the main Hall of the Minnaert building
Cosmos Minnaert 2.01
11.40 – 12.00 The complex magnetic structure of the Neodymium surface at 1.3 K, Andreas Eich (Nijmegen) Examining crystal growth and breakdown at the nanoscale, Helen King (Utrecht)
12:00 – 12.20 Scanning probe microscopy at ultra-high magnetic fields, Ben Bryant (HFML) Membrane remodelling: Live action of the ESCRT machinery at the molecular level, Sourav Maity (Groningen)
12.20 – 12.40 Exploring magnetic frustration in atomically engineered closed chains, Jeremie Gobeil (Delft) Latest Advancements and Applications in Nanoscale IR Spectroscopy, Panchal Vishal (Bruker)
12.40 – 14.30 Lunch, poster session, sponsor exhibition at Minnaert Hall
Cosmos Minnaert 2.01
14.30 – 14.50 Scanning noise spectroscopy on a cuprate high temperature superconductor, Dohee Cho (Leiden) Additive electrochemical nanofabrication using scanning probes in dilute electrolytes, Mark Aarts (AMOLF)
14.50 – 15.10 Self-assembly of para-hexaphenyl-dicarbonitrile on HOPG and graphene on Cu(111), Ida Delac-Marion (Groningen) Atomic-scale identification of the electrochemical roughening of platinum, Leon Jacobse (Leiden)
15.10 – 15.30 Space- and energy- dependent periodic electron localization from intrinsic surface modified epitaxial graphene on Cu(111), Umamahesh Thupakula (Leuven) Structural characterization of cobalt sulfide supported on Au(111), Mahesh Krishna Prabhu (Leiden)
15.30 – 15.50 Lowering the force noise in Magnetic Resonance Force Microscopy, Gesa Welker (Leiden) Scanning probe microscopy for future semiconductor devices, Kristof Paredis (IMEC)
15.50 – 16.15 Coffee break in the main Hall of the Minnaert building
16.15 – 17.05 Engineered electronic states in atomic and molecular lattices, Peter Liljeroth (Aalto University, Finland)
17:05-17:10 Award of the best poster prize (€500), sponsored by ScientaOmicron and best lecture prize (€500), sponsored by Bruker
17.10 – 18.30 Drinks sponsored by Bruker

Sponsors / Exhibitors

Useful information

  • Registration
    Fill out the linked form to register for the SPM day. Registration is free of charge.
  • Location of the symposium
    The symposium will be held in the Minnaert building at the UU campus.
  • Important dates
    October 1st: deadline for abstract submission
    October 26th: deadline for registration as participant
    November 9th: conference