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alienS – school for advanced materials characterization

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04/06/2018 to 08/06/2018
INSTN/CEA-Grenoble, France & Fraunhofer IKTS Dresden, Germany Dresden
51° 3' 1.4724" N, 13° 44' 14.1432" E

School overview

Internationally acknowledged European research centers will host complementary lectures for 5 days providing a comprehensive overview of techniques for material characterization. The school will offer a unique view of the characterization landscape in Europe, with particular attention to the energy, health and information technology application fields.

Groups are limited to 12 students on each location.  

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Audience targeted by the school Professionals, engineers, researchers from industry, facing material characterization issues

Entry requirements No specific requirements

Competences covered

  • Acquire a general overview of nanoscale characterization techniques and related roadmap
  • Focus on methodology for the study of surfaces, interfaces, nanomaterials and nanostructures
  • Describe the potential and limitations of the various techniques
  • Practicals based on the general overview and on the topics focus through case studies


Main outcomes of the school Theoretical lectures will be paired to practical works on real case studies that will highlight the capabilities and complementarities of the characterization techniques. The lectures will be given and broadcast from two sites renowned for their characterization expertise and their start-of-the-art facilities.

The course covers:

3 general characterization topics: - Chemical and morphological properties - Electrical and morphological properties - Structural and morphological properties

3 methodology axes: - Surface analysis - 3D Characterization - Characterization by Large Scale Facilities

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