Scanning probe microscopy is a primary characterization tool for nanoscale systems, enabling real space imaging of materials’ topological, electrical, optical, magnetic, and mechanical properties at critical length scales. In turn, these properties often define the functionality of the materials as building block components for applications ranging energy harvesting and storage to life sciences. The further understanding of how physical and chemical processes, as well as interfaces, can affect the properties of these materials requires the development of new scanning probe techniques. Further, the implementation of existing methods combined with spectroscopic ones are urgently sought to probe the mesoscale behavior of materials for developing game-changing devices for renewable energy. Emphasis will be given to in situ studies of materials through SPM, and their transient behavior – probed by time dependent measurements.
This symposium will provide a lively forum of discussion about the most recent advancements in SPM toward the functional characterization of materials, including new spectroscopic techniques and time- resolved imaging methods.
- SPM for temporal characterization
- SPM applications in energy harvesting and storage devices
- SPM applications in polymers, biophysics, medicine
- Advances in cantilever and probe design
- Measurements in liquid and other controlled environment
- Light- matter interactions through SPM, including NSOM
- Spectroscopy with high spatial resolution
- Instrumentation for new SPM methods
- Mapping of physical and chemical processes
- Advanced data analytics for SPM
Monica Cotta (Universidade Estadual de Campinas - UNICAMP, Brazil), Ricardo Garcia (nstituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Madrid, Spain), Mark Hersam (Northwestern University, USA), Jeremy Munday (University of Maryland, USA), Angus Rockett (UIUC, USA).