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Posted: Feb 20, 2013

Free UK seminar "New Developments in Nanoscale Electrical Characterisation"

(Nanowerk News) Recent innovations in nanoscale electrical characterisation are providing key insights into materials and device performance in solar, graphene, lithium battery and LED research. This has been enabled via quantitative mapping of conductivity, work function, and improvements in resolution of spreading resistance and capacitance techniques. Simultaneous nanomechanical mapping often yields additional information on materials performance.
Bruker are hosting a workshop that combines presentations from leading UK research groups with practical workshops using electrical characterisation methods including photoconductive AFM, quantitative work function mapping, scanning capacitance and electrochemistry.
Speakers include:
  • Olga Kazakova-NPL: “Application of Kelvin Probe Microscopy to Graphene Science”
  • Liam Britnell - National Graphene Institute, University of Manchester: "Nanoelectrical characterization of graphene/boron nitride heterostructures"
  • Rachel Oliver-University of Cambridge: "Defects and doping in Gallium Nitride"
  • Tim Burnett-University of Manchester: “Exploration of working devices using AFM electrical modes”
  • Peter de Wolf-Bruker Nano Surfaces Division: “New perspectives in OPVs, fuel cells and lithium batteries through AFM electrical characterisation”
  • Peiman Hosseini-University of Oxford: “High frequency enabled CAFM for next generation materials research in data storage”
  • The event will be of interest to anyone involved in the following research areas: graphene science, organic photovoltaics, semiconductor/device characterisation and energy research. There will be ample opportunities for networking and to foster collaborations in these fast developing fields.
    Bruker UK are located in Coventry with easy road access from M6, M40 and M42 and excellent high speed rail links both North and South.
    Source: Bruker (press release)
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