Workshop contents

The primary purpose of the COLDBEAMS workshop is to discuss the state-of-the-art of ion/electron sources based on ultra-cold atoms and their potential applications in different fields, microscopy nanofabrication, imaging or spectroscopy. The intention of the workshop is to bring together scientists working on the sources – many of whom are in the cold atom community – with those working with “conventional” electron and ion sources on a range of interesting applications. It also includes members of the community of commercial suppliers of ion and electron beam systems to gain from their perspective on this new technology. Both the fundamental and technological aspects of the processes behind the production of these very mono-chromatic, extreme spatial or temporal controlled charged beams will be covered. We aim to pool common areas of interest, advancing current technological limits by fostering and encouraging collaboration. There will be ample opportunity to discuss issues from the experimental, theoretical and applicative activities with the goal to enhance knowledge sharing and inter-sector mobility activities.

Scientific comittee

Daniel Comparat, Pierre Pillet (Laboratoire Aimé Cotton, Orsay)
Franscesco Fuso (Univesity of Pisa)
Jabez McClelland (NIST Gaithersburg)
Pierre Sudraud (Orsay Physics, SME)
Robert Scholten (University of Melbourne)
Gerard van Veen (FEI Company)
Edgar Vredenbregt (Technische Universiteit Eindhoven)
Kevin Weatherill (Durham University, UK)

Financial support

The workshop has been organized to cover the scientific goals of the following European Union Seventh Framework Programs:

·  Marie Curie Industry-Academia Partnerships and Pathways: FP7-PEOPLE-2009-IAPP COLDBEAMS (ultra-COLD gas for the production of a Bright Electron And Monochromatic ion Source) under grant agreement n. 25139.

·      European Research Council Starting Grants 2011 under the ERC COLDNANO (UltraCOLD ion and electron beams for NANOscience) grant agreement n. 277762.

Therefore every participant has been chosen to have direct linked to these projects. The expenses needed to organize the meeting: scientific meeting followed by the IAPP Mid Term Review meeting, are thus mainly paid under these grants. Sponsors complete the support:

Orsay Physics 

 ARC Centre of Excellence in Coherent X-ray Science (CXS)

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