2015 Microscopy and Microanalysis Conference

M&M 2015 will be held August 2-6 at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, Oregon.

We’d like to draw your attention to a symposium of interest at the 2015 Microscopy and Microanalysis Conference in Portland, OR. We’ll be highlighting work that pushes the frontiers of the analysis of terrestrial and extraterrestrial materials. Invited talks include results from the CHILI resonance ion mass spectrometer (A. Davis., U. Chicago), applications of Auger electron spectroscopy (C. Floss, Washington University), TEM holography studies of magnetic vortex structure in primitive meteorites (Y. Kimura, University of Hokkaido), geologic applications of atom probe tomography (B. Gorman, Colorado School of Mines), and aberration-corrected STEM-EELS studies of space weathering effects in Hayabusa samples (M. Thompson, U. of Arizona).

Contributed oral and poster presentations are now solicited. The abstract deadline is February 9 (LPSC abstracts can be easily converted to the M&M format). Conference details can be found at: http://microscopy.org/MandM/2015.  If you have any questions, please contact Eve Berger (eve.l.berger@nasa.gov) or Rhonda Stroud (rhonda.stroud@nrl.navy.mil).

Session P03: Advances in Microanalysis of Earth and Planetary Materials. Microscopy and microanalysis studies can provide powerful constraints on the formation and processing histories of natural materials, ranging from refractory oxides to macromolecular organic polymers.  Recent technical advances in analysis methods for natural materials include isotopic composition measurements at the 10 nm scale for determination of materials origin, and low voltage aberration-corrected electron microscopy for investigation of nanocarbon phases with single atom sensitivity. Papers are solicited that address these or other technical advances in microanalysis methods, and/or novel applications of established methods, for Earth and planetary materials research.

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