Atom Probe Reconstruction & Data Analysis Workshops
79 December 2008, Hydro Majestic Hotel Blue Mountains, Great Western Highway, Medlow Bath, NSW 2780, Australia
As evidenced at the recent IFES08 conference in Rouen, advances in atom probe tomography (APT) instrumentation, specimen preparation capabilities and increased computational resources have elevated the APT technique beyond its already unrivaled boundaries as a cutting-edge characterization tool in many laboratories around the world. With data sets now routinely spanning tens to hundreds of nanometers, wide fields of view provide more information about structural and compositional morphologies. Correspondingly, attention within the community has now turned to the fidelity of APT data sets. Coupled with this new level of scrutiny is the continued development of advanced computational analysis tools to extract increasing information from APT data sets.
Limitations to the accuracy of 3D atomic reconstructions represent one of the most significant and immediate challenges to the development of atom probe tomography (APT). In February 2007, an APT ‘reconstruction summit’ was held at Mineral Point, Wisconsin, to assess the current state of reconstruction approaches in APT and address its shortcomings. The meeting was an informal workshop, bringing together the ideas of a number of leading atom probe researchers, as well as the input of other researchers from outside this field of research.
In response to the current interest in novel data analysis approaches and improved APT reconstruction, the AMMRF in conjunction with CoSMIC will convene the next reconstruction meeting; the 4th Australian Atom Probe Workshop, in the Blue Mountains outside of Sydney. The aim of this workshop is to address recent advances in the field, reassessing proposed approaches and devising innovative new ideas, with an added emphasis on APT data analysis in an open and spirited atmosphere.
, ph. 02 9036 6416.
12 December 2008, Room LG92, Electron Microscope Unit, Madsen Building F09, The University of Sydney, Australia
, ph. 02 9351 7535.