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Friday, 22 July 2016

ICN2 and UAB organise the 1st NFFA-Europe Summer School

The NFFA-Europe school included thematic lectures, visits to all the relevant infrastructures at the UAB Campus (lab tours) involved in the NFFA (ALBA-Syncrotron, ICMAB-CSIC, IMB-CNM-CSIC, UAB and ICN2) and a Posters Session.

With over 40 inscribed students, the first edition of NFFA-Europe Summer School devoted to "Nanoscience Foundries and Fine Analysis (NFFA), available instruments and techniques" was held on July 18-22 in the Campus of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB). The activity was open to graduate students, post-docs and young researchers, but including technicians, engineers and in general to all scientists from academic and industrial communities interested in acquiring knowledge and hands-on experience of the NFFA-Europe instruments and techniques, emphasizing the possibilities and synergies of combining Nanotechnology and Fine Analysis techniques.

The school, coordinated in its first edition from ICN2 and UAB, is one of the training activities organized by NFFA-Europe, a Research and Innovation Action under the H2020 Work Programme. The activity was especially devoted to Synchrotron radiation, trying to establish which are the benefits and synergies between synchrotron techniques and nanotechnology in the spirit of the NFFA-Europe project.

The NFFA-Europe school included thematic lectures, visits to all the relevant infrastructures at the UAB Campus (lab tours) involved in the NFFA (ALBA-Syncrotron, ICMAB-CSIC, IMB-CNM-CSIC, UAB and ICN2) and a Posters Session. The program was organised by Dr. Nuria Barniol (UAB), Dr. Jordi Fraxedas (ICN2) and Dr. Francesc Torres (UAB). It aimed at promoting the use of instruments and the knowledge of techniques available within the NFFA-Europe consortium through 4 thematic groups of lectures given by top-researchers involved in the NFFA-Europe consortium from all Europe:

  • Lithography & Patterning
  • Growth & Synthesis
  • Characterization
  • Theory & Simulation