JSR 2019

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The Japanese Society for Synchrotron Radiation Research, JSSRR held their meeting in Fukuoka, Japan, from January 9th until 11th, 2019.

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Hiden has provided many mass spectrometer instruments for Synchrotron Science and the users include many world class laboratories such as NIFS in Japan, Brookhaven and SLAC in USA, NSSRC in China, Alba, CERN, Daresbury, DESY, MAX IV, Solaris and Soleil in various European countries.

The JSSRR was founded with the goal of promoting the current and future rapid development in synchrotron radiation science, by providing a forum for disseminating current research results and trends, the joint solving of academic and technical problems, and the interchange of ideas for developing new research directions.

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65th AVS International Symposium and Exhibition

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The AVS international symposium and exhibition hosted the prestigious Science and Technology exposition for the 65th time on the 21st-26th October at the Long Beach Convention Centre, Long Beach, California. Each year the consortium has provided scientist and engineers, around the United States and globe, an effective platform to discuss and share their insights, focusing on the day to day topics and issues associated materials, processing, and interfaces in the research and manufacturing communities.

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The AVS group originally formed back in 1953, with the sole intentions of operating as an opportunity for fellow professionals, or even individual with interest in the sciences, to discuss and converse the current issues that occur regarding high vacuum technology as well as the applications involved with the devices. Six days after the initial meeting, the 6 original founding members of the collection were successful in their cause, with the first ever AVS attracting nearly 300 registrants from across the globe.  Fast forward a few years later to the 80’s and AVS, now a recognized international Science exhibition, are attracting hundreds of companies worldwide to collaborate; one of those companies being the recently established Hiden.  AVS and ourselves have a long standing and respected relationship, as we have attended every national AVS meeting since the earliest days of the plasma science and technology group in the mid 1980’s. It was actually at this renowned event in which we first delivered our first residual gas analyser QMS powered with a Motorola 6809 processer, standing as a very important milestone in our history. Since the introduction of our first Residual Gas Analyses we have continuously looked to improve and develop our product range and we will exhibit our extensive product range including: RGA – Residual Gas Analysers, SIMS- secondary ion mass spectrometers- surface analysis/surface science systems, EQP – plasma ion analysers and HPR – real time gas analysers all based on QMS technology.

Each AVS meeting is a highlight of our year and we are proud to be a member, it acts as an advantageous opportunity for ourselves and employees to see the newest trends in plasma, vacuum, thin film and surface science research, network with fellow academics and to also promote our brand and products. We are thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity celebrate the groups 65th annual hosting of the event and we hope our relationship continues to prosper.

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18th Nordic Symposium on Catalysis

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Between August 26th – 28th 2018, Hiden Analytical had the privilege to attend & exhibit at the 18th Nordic Symposium on Catalysis (NSC). The Biannual conference was held in Copenhagen, Denmark.

The NSC conference series is biannual and organized within the Nordic Catalysis Society framework; Throughout the event, it covers many different aspects of catalysis including automotive and flue gas cleaning, biomass and bio-molecules, syngas conversion, reduction/oxidation, photo and electro catalysis, etc. The conference effectively uses various type of method of presenting in order to broadly cover catalysis to its full extent; from plenary lectures and Berzelius lecture to keynote speakers and oral contributions by attendees. The main aim of the conference is to create a breeding ground for ideas by ensuring meetings between researchers and catalyst developers, from academy as well as industry, within all aspects of catalysis.

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EuroPAH Innovation Training Day

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Recently Hiden were presented the opportunity to host the science research group EuroPAH at our company headquarters. The group which consist of 16 PhD students, comprising of 13 nationalities from around Europe, Asia, North and South America, where given tour of our facilities as well as experience multiple demos and presentations of some of our products by fellow Hiden experts. The early stages research’s (ESRs) originally formed due to their engulfing love for science, so with an enthusiastic approach towards an ambitious outreach, EuroPAH’s scientific research goal is to understand the role that polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) play in the physics and chemistry of the interstellar medium (ISM) with the hope to effectively communicate their research to the public.

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Upon arrival at Hiden’s office, the research group were greeted by members of the marketing team as well as Director Peter Hatton. What followed was an informative presentation by Peter, thoroughly enlightening the network team of the background of Hiden as well as the products we produce and industries we have implemented them into.  With the group educated on who and what is Hiden, they were then split into two separate tour groups where they each would then go on to experience several presentation and demos orchestrated by some of Hiden’s experienced professionals; Sam Bort, Dr Graham Cooke, Dr David Lundie and Dr Dane Walker.

One of the first stops of the tour began with Dr Graham Cooke, the Principal Scientist of the company, who prepared an astute presentation for the group detailing the concept of our SIMS workstations; entailing the students on complexity of the software’s designs procedure as well as its many useful outputs and applications within a wide range of industrial and research settings. Students were introduced to Secondary Ion Mass spectrometry (SIMS), a technique for high sensitivity analysis of solids.  They were shown the ion guns that are used to provide the beam which sputters microscopic volumes of the surface under investigation and the mass spectrometer which identifies the fragments.  The extreme sensitivity of SIMS and ability to discriminate isotopes, useful for monitoring diffusion in solids, were of interest, as was the depth profiling mode which allows the concentration of impurities and layers to be determined as a function of depth.   Many of the students asked questions about the effect of ion beams targeting the large molecules that they work with and speculated about what could be interpreted from the subsequent fragmentation pattern.

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David Lundie, Product Manager, introduced the group to the TPD Workstation, a complete system for UHV temperature programme desorption (TPD). The workstation is commonly used for analysing the surface, interlayer and bulk desorption properties of semiconductor and metal samples using the Hiden triple filter mass spectrometer with PIC detector (3F PIC). The bespoke LabVIEW based software package, TPDsoft, designed to run the system, was demonstrated to show the ease of use of the workstation with simple control of both temperature ramp parameters and mass spectrometer performance, features not always available on the current TPD systems used by some of the students.

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The concluding two demonstrations presented to the group placed focus towards the HPR-60 MBMS and a demo of the QGA software. One of the test and installation engineers, Sam Bort, familiarised the group with Hiden’s HPR-60 Molecular Beam Mass Spectrometer that is capable of sampling directly from atmospheric pressure. Sam demonstrated the instrument’s ability to measure the relative abundances of both ionic and neutral species present in the plume of an atmospheric plasma needle along with the ion energy distributions of a selection of ions. A number of real-world applications for which industry and academia had utilised the HPR-60 were also discussed.

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Finally, to end the day tour of the facility, Dane prepared a PowerPoint presentation in which he elucidated the rundown of Hiden’s QGA quantitative gas analysis system, focusing on the devices conception and the endless potential it provides in regards to continuous analysis of gases and vapours which coincide at pressures near the atmosphere. This was a particular important feature we included in the tour, as having previously mentioned, EuroPAH have a strong scientific and research focus towards the understanding of PAHS roles in ISM, and this intrigue this was further shown in the group’s attentive engagement with Dane throughout his presentation and their queries mentioned.

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The overall reaction from the group established not only the research projects desire and passion towards the topic of science but the quality of knowledge and experience in which Hiden were able to offer to the upcoming scientists.  This was further confirmed as a number of the team opted to push for further collaboration, as in the near future some members of the group will be spending up to 2 months on secondment to further aid in the development of both themselves and their projects.

To find out more about the EuroPAH Innovation trianing event click here

For more information on the products involved please see the links below:

HPR-60 MBMS – https://www.hidenanalytical.com/products/for-gas-analysis/hpr-60-mbms/ 

TPD Workstation – https://www.hidenanalytical.com/products/for-catalysis-and-thermal-analysis/tpd-workstation/

SIMS Workstation – https://www.hidenanalytical.com/products/for-thin-films-plasma-and-surface-engineering/sims-workstation/

HPR-20 R&D – https://www.hidenanalytical.com/products/for-gas-analysis/hpr-20-qic-r-and-d-a-specialist-system-for-advanced-research/

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PSE 2018 Conference

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Between September 18th and 19th, Hiden Analytical had the privilege to attend & exhibit at the internationally held PSE 2018. The Biannual conference was held in the Congress Centre located in Garmisch-Partenkirchen in Germany.

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The 16th international conference on Plasma Surface Engineering was held to address the growing interest and research within the subject, further establishing itself as a leading forum the field of plasma as well as ion- and particle-beam assisted surface modification and thin film technologies.

Throughout the sessions the scientific program discussed in detail the core PSE fundamentals covering such areas as the state-of-the-art technology available, the ongoing issues faced and also acted as an opportunity for research to be presented and discussed.

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SIMS Europe 2018 conference

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Between the 16th and 17th September, Hiden representatives were on show at the SIMS Europe 2018 conference having been held in Munster, Germany.

This year’s conference placed a heavy focus towards the future direction in which SIMS will be heading towards whilst keeping in mind the history of the technique as well. Using various techniques such as Plenary and oral sessions, Poster presentation and information courses covering the basics, the conference was able to hold various sessions covering the variety of aspects involved within SIMS:

  • Ultra-high-resolution imaging (both elemental and organic)
  • MS/MS applications
  • Display Technology
  • Electro-mobility

Hiden representatives were present throughout the event, promoting our SIMS workstation and EQS SIMS spectrometer. Spectators at the conference were also introduced to the Hi5 Dual Polarity SIMS workstation.

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Euro Spectroscopy 2018

Professor Purushottam Chakraborty, Ph.D., P.R.S gave an invited keynote presentation at Euro Spectroscopy 2018 in which the Hiden SIMS Workstation is featured MCsn+ molecular ion – SIMS for direct chemical analysis of nanostructures without calibration standards

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When: September 10-11, 2018
Where: Stockholm, Sweden

Prof Purushottam Chakraborty, Ph.D., P.R.S at Euro Spectroscopy 2018

About Conference

Participants across the globe attended the prestigious “Euro Spectroscopy 2018” held on September 10-11, 2018 at Stockholm, Sweden

Euro Spectroscopy 2018 was organized underlining the theme “Gaining critical insights in advancements in Spectroscopy and Analytical Techniques”. The program was a grand amalgamation of formats ranging from keynote sessions featuring many well-known and thought to provoke speakers to intense and highly interactive discussions which are intended in a way where researchers and technical staff from both academia and industry could interact creating a platform for the exchange of thoughts.

Spectroscopy is a study of absorption and emission of light and other radiation by matter, as related to the dependence of these processes on the wavelength of the radiation. More recently, the definition has been expanded to include the study of the interactions between particles such as electrons, protons, and ions, as well as their interaction with other particles as a function of their collision energy. Spectroscopic analysis has been crucial in the development of the most fundamental theories in physics including quantum mechanics, the special and general theories of relativity, and quantum electrodynamicsSpectroscopy, as applied to high-energy collisions, has been a key tool in developing the scientific understanding not only of the electromagnetic force but also of the strong and weak nuclear forces. Spectroscopic techniques have been applied in virtually all technical fields of science and technology.

 

Fuerzas y Túnel 2018 (FyT2018)

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Fuerzas y Túnel 2018 (FyT2018) was celebrated at the Palacio de Congresos in Jaca from the 27th till the 29th of June of 2018.

This biennial conference is addressed to the Spanish scientific community working on topics that encompass the use of scanning probe microscopies (SPM). It aims at scientists who share an interest in the applications, the use, the development and the theoretical description of technology based in scanning probes. SPM techniques are nowadays central in many fields of nanoscience, with applications that range from solid state physics to material sciences, surface chemistry and biology.

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FyT2018 will be the XI edition of this conference series that already enjoys two decades of tradition and successful sharing of ideas. This time the conference moves to the city of Jaca enclosed at the hearth of the Huesca Pyrenees after taking place in Barcelona, Santiago de Compostela, Zamora, Vic, Murcia, Segovia, Tarragona, San Lorenzo del Escorial, San Sebastián and Gerona. A wide range of scientific topics will be covered in dedicated sessions to atomic force microscopy, scanning tunneling microscopy and theory of local probes techniques covering a wide range of applications from soft matter physics and biophysics to surface science in vacuum.The conference took place in Jaca. Jaca is a city of northeastern Spain in the province of Huesca, located near the Pyrenees and the border with France. Jaca is an ancient fort on the Aragón River, situated at the crossing of two great early medieval routes, one from Pau to Zaragoza. Jaca was the city out of which the County and Kingdom of Aragon developed. It was the capital of Aragon until 1097 and also the capital of Jacetania. Besides Jaca town, there are a number of outlying villages in Jaca’s municipality, including the ski resort of Astún. Jaca boasts several medieval walls and towers surrounding the 11th-century Romanesque Jaca Cathedral.

The Jaca citadel, a fortification dating to the late 16th century, is home to a colony of rock sparrows.
The Diocesan Museum of Jaca (Museum of Medieval Sacred Art) protects Romanesque and Gothic frescoes, some of which were found in the most remote locations in the Jaca district.

Find out more about this conference: https://eventos.unizar.es/12424/detail/fuerzas-y-tunel-2018.html

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