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Wednesday | May 18, 2022

08:50 – 09:00  Live Now   Dr. Sergiu Amarie – attocube systems AG

                                                 Welcome & Virtual Coffee

09:00 – 09:10                          Dr. Adrian Cernescu – attocube systems AG
                                                 Opening Remarks

09:10 – 09:40                          Dr. Rainer Hillenbrand – CIC nanoGUNE BRTA, Spain
                                                 Infrared nanoimaging and nanospectroscopy - emerging tools for physical and (bio)chemical nanoanalytics

 Session 1                          Synchrotron and Ultrafast Spectroscopy

Chairman: Dr. Ferenc Borondics – SOLEIL Synchrotron, France

09:40 – 10:00                          Dr. Raul Freitas – Brazilian Synchrotron Light Laboratory, Brazil

                                                 Synchrotron IR nanospectroscopy at Sirius: current developments and perspectives

10:00 – 10:20                          Dr. Bernd Kästner – PTB Berlin, Germany

                                                  Imaging of ferro- and antiferromagnetic domains using s-SNOM

10:20 – 10:40                          Dr. Hans Bechtel – Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA

                                                 Probing frequency-dependent anisotropical responses with far-infrared synchrotron infrared nanospectroscopy

 10:40 – 11:10                          Coffee break

Chairman: Dr. Michael Martin – Advanced Light Source Division

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA

 11:10 – 11:30                          Prof. Markus Raschke – University of Colorado, USA

                                                  Ultrafast and broadband nano-spectroscopy of structure, coupling, and dynamics in functional molecular materials

11:30 – 11:50                          Prof. Mengkun Liu – Stony Brook University, USA

                                                 Ultrabroadband SNOM in High Magnetic Field up to 7T, Enhanced by Machine Learning

11:50 – 12:05                          Dr. Gianfelice Cinque – Diamond Light Source, UK

                                                 The new InfraRed nanospectroscopy endstation for photothermal and scattering modes at Diamond Light Source

12:25 – 13:30                          Lunch break

Session 2                          Emerging Applications

Chairman: Prof. Frank Koppens - ICFO, Barcelona, Spain

13:30 – 13:50                          Prof. Yohannes Abate – University of Georgia, USA

                                                 Nanoscopy of Decay, Impermanence, Crunch and Ultimate Death of Quantum Materials

13:50 – 14:10                          Prof. Lukas M. Eng – TU Dresden, IAPP, Germany

                                                   In-situ Kelvin-Probe Force Microscopy 4 s-SNOM – just fancy or really needed?

14:10 – 14:30                          Prof. Volker Deckert – Friedrich-Schiller University Jena, Germany

                                                 Combining scanning probe and optical spectroscopy to identify viral particles

14:30 – 14:45                          Dr. Lars Mester – CIC nanoGUNE BRTA, Spain

                                                  High-fidelity nano-FTIR spectroscopy by on-pixel normalization of signal harmonics

14:45 – 15:00                          Dr. Patryk Kusch – Freie Universität Berlin, Germany

                                                  Applying dielectric disorder to image interlayer excitons in van der Waals heterostructures

15:00 – 15:15                          Daniel Beitner – Tel Aviv University, Israel

                                                 Coupled molecular emitters in superstructures interact with plasmonic nanoparticles

15:15 – 15:30                          Noam Veber – Faculty of Materials Science & Engineering, Technion, Israel

                                                 Correlation of CAFM and nearfield signals for advanced material analysis

15:30 – 16:00                          Coffee break

Session 3                          Terahertz Applications

Chairman: Dr. Fritz Keilmann – Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Germany

 16:00 – 16:20                          Prof. Aleksandar Rakic – University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia

                                                  Advances and challenges in THz scattering SNOM

16:20 – 16:40                          Dr. Jean-Francois Lampin – IEMN-CNRS Lille, France

                                                  Imaging terahertz modes using scattering SNOM

16:40 – 17:00                          Dr. Miriam S. Vitiello – Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Pisa, Italy

                                                  Recent development on detectorless near field nanoscopy at THz frequencies

17:00 – 17:20                          Prof. Tyler Cocker – Michigan State University, USA

                                                  Terahertz scanning tunneling microscopy and spectroscopy on the atomic scale

17:20 – 17:40                          Dr. Hynek Nemec – Institute of Physics, The Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic

                                                   Band-bending in single-crystalline GaAs nanobars observed by THz SNOM and far-field THz spectroscopy

17:40 – 18:00                          Prof. Peter Jepsen – DTU Fotonik, Technical University of Denmark

                                                   Terahertz nanoscopy of thin film metals

Thursday | May 19, 2022

08:50 – 09:00                         Virtual Coffee

Session 4                          Bio and Medical Applications

Chairman: Dr. Rainer Hillenbrand – CIC nanoGUNE BRTA, Spain

09:00 – 09:20                          Dr. Fritz Keilmann – Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Germany

                                                   Nano-aquarium - a new s-SNOM platform to observe live biological cells in action

09:20 – 09:35                          Prof. Andreas Barth – Stockholm University, Sweden

                                                   Isotope-edition of nanoscale infrared images distinguishes chemically similar molecules - benefits for Alzheimer's disease research

09:35 – 09:50                          Dr. Aude Lereu – Institute Fresnel – CNRS, France

                                                   Multimodal scattering near-field optical microscopy revealing plant cell walls physical and chemical properties

09:50 – 10:05                          Dr. Luca Quaroni – Jagiellonian University Krakow, Poland

                                                   Infrared spectroscopy of phospholipid bilayers: from extended samples to nanoscale structures

10:05 – 10:20                          Dr. Ulyana Shimanovich – Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel

                                                   Structural transitions underpins the evolution of protein nanofibrils mechanics

10:20 – 10:35                          Dr. Rastislav Lagana – Technical University Zvolen, Slovakia

                                                   The influence of cell wall composition on mechanics of natural poplar variants at nanoscale

10:35 – 10:55                          Coffee break

Session 5                          Polymer Applications

Chairman: Prof. Magnus Johnson – KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden

10:55 – 11:10                          Prof. Achim Hartschuh – Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Germany

                                                   VIS-IR nanospectroscopy of novel organic solar cell materials

11:10 – 11:25                          Dr. Ognen Pop-Georgievski – Czech Academy of Sciences, Czech Republic

                                                 Infrared nanoscopy and nano-tomography of bioactive polymer brushes

11:25 – 11:40                          Dr. Monika Goikoetxea – CIC NanoGUNE, San Sebastian, Spain

                                                 Cross-sectional chemical nanoimaging of composite polymer nanoparticles by infrared nanospectroscopy

11:40 – 11:55                          Prof. Szczepan Zapotoczny – Jagiellonian University Krakow, Poland

                                                 Nanostructure and surface dynamics of binary mixed polymer brushes as revealed by advanced scanning probe microscopies

11:55 – 12:10                          Dr. Nada Mrkyvkova – Slovak Academy of Sciences, Slovakia

                                                 Nanoimaging of orientational defects in semiconducting organic films

12:10 – 12:25                          Dr. Nikolay Kotov – KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden

                                                 Detailed investigation of nanocellulosic materials with sSNOM

12:25 – 12:40                          Dr. Marcela Dendisova – University of Chemistry and Technology, Prague, Czech Republic

                                                  Nanoscopic study of biomimetic polydopamine anchored layers

12:40 – 13:40                          Lunch break

Session 6                          2D Materials Applications

Chairman: Prof. Thomas Taubner – RWTH Aachen University, Germany

 13:40 – 13:55                          Dr. Pablo Alonso-González – University of Oviedo, Spain

                                                  Visualization of anomalous reflection and refraction of polaritons at the nanoscale

13:55 – 14:10                          Dr. Antonio Ambrosio – Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Italy

                                                  Near-field spectroscopy of transition metal dichalcogenides

14:10 – 14:25                          Prof. Siyuan Dai – Auburn University, USA

                                                 Infrared nano-imaging of configured phonon polaritons

14:25 – 14:40                          Prof. Thomas Weitz – University Göttingen, Germany

                                                 Novel quantum phases in few-layer graphene without Moiré            

14:40 – 14:55                          Dr. William L. Wilson – Center for Nanoscale Systems, Harvard University

                                                 Exploring nanoscale imaging of polariton dynamics in 2D materials

14:55 – 15:10                          Dr. Eva Pogna – Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Pisa, Italy

                                                 THz photocurrent nanoscopy

15:10 – 15:25                          Gergely Németh – Wigner Research Centre for Physics, Budapest, Hungary

                                                 Rolled-up 2D for strong light-matter interaction: nanotube polaritonics

15:25 – 15:55                          Coffee break

Session 7                          Cryogenic Applications

Chairman: Dr. Pablo Alonso-González – University of Oviedo, Spain

15:55 – 16:15                          Prof. Dmitri Basov – Columbia University, USA

                                                 Infrared nanoscopy at cryogenic temperatures

16:15 – 16:30                          Prof. Frank Koppens – ICFO, Barcelona, Spain

                                                 Cryogenic photocurrent nanoscopy of twisted bilayer graphene

16:30 – 16:45                          Dr. Alexey Kuzmenko – University of Geneva, Switzerland

                                                  Cryo-SNOM nano-FTIR spectroscopy of phonon-polaritons in oxides

16:45 – 17:00                          Dr. Alexander McLeod – University of Minnesota, USA

                                                  Hidden in plain sight: nano-imaging of plasmonic signatures in metallic oxides

17:00 – 17:15                          Dr. Mirko Bacani – attocube systems AG, Haar-Munich, Germany

                                                  Fingerprint of Faraday effect in Raman spectra of MoS2

17:15 – 17:30                          Dr. De-Bo Hu – National Center for Nanoscience and Technology, China

                                                 Probing hyperbolic phonon polaritons in vdW materials with cryogenic s-SNOM

Friday | May 20, 2022

08:50 – 09:00                         Virtual Coffee

Session 8                          Inorganic Materials Applications

Chairman: Dr. Raul Freitas – Brazilian Synchrotron Light Laboratory, Brazil

09:00 – 09:20                          Prof. Magnus Johnson – KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden

                                                 Nanoscale studies of atmospheric corrosion

09:20 – 09:35                          Prof. Jin-Chong Tan – University of Oxford, UK

                                                 Probing metal-organic frameworks via infrared nanospectroscopy and Tip-Force microscopy

09:35 – 09:50                          Dr. Julian Barnett – RWTH Aachen, Germany

                                                 Far-infrared near-field optical imaging and Kelvin Probe Force Microscopy of laser-crystallized and -amorphized phase change material Ge3Sb2Te6

09:50 – 10:05                          Jonathan Larson – Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA

                                                  Nano-FTIR of buried electrochemical energy storage interfaces and interphases

10:05 – 10:20                          Dr. Jean-Yves Chauleau – SPEC CEA Saclay, France

                                                 Observation and manipulation of antiferromagnetic distributions in magneto-electric multiferroics

 10:20 – 10:50                          Coffee break

 Session 9                          Plasmonics and Metamaterials Applications

Chairman: Prof. Markus Raschke, University of Colorado, USA

10:50 – 11:10                          Prof. Thomas Taubner – RWTH Aachen University, Germany

                                                 Programmable nanophotonics materials

11:10 – 11:25                          Dr. Vladimir Zenin – University of Southern Denmark, Denmark

                                                 Advanced neaspec user: tips and tricks

11:25 – 11:40                          Dr. Andreas Tittl – Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Germany

                                                 Tip coupling and array effects of gold nanoantennas in near-field microscopy

11:40 – 11:55                          Prof. Zhe Fei – Iowa State University, USA

                                                   Exploring exciton polaritons in van der Waals semiconductors

11:55 – 12:10                          Laura Casses – Technical University of Denmark, Lyngby, Denmark

                                                   Quantitative near-field characterization of surface plasmon polaritons on single-crystalline gold platelets

 12:10 – 12:20                          Robert Stabla – neaspec Head of Support, attocube systems AG

                                                  neaSCAN 2.0 - Flexible software solutions and usability

12:20 – 12:25                          Dr. Marcus Diem – neaspec Senior Director, attocube systems AG

                                                  Closing remarks

Watch selected presentations recorded at our first workshop:

Our first nanoscale analytics workshop (May 2019) brought together 170 researchers from around the world and was a stunning success. It included more than 30 scientific talks on cutting-edge nanoscale research as well as tutorials and live demonstrations from near-field microscopy experts.

Nanoscale study of metal corrosion

Dr. Magnus Johnson, university lector @ KTH Stockholm presents:
- benefit of nano-FTIR for corrosion studies
- premature detection of atmospheric corrosion
- identification of corrosion products at the nanoscale
- reduction of corrosion using inhibitors

Infrared synchrotron nanoscopy research at LNLS

Dr. Raul Freitas IMBUIA beamline leader @ LNLS presents:
- biosystems in their natural environment
- plasmon-phonon polaritons in G-hBN devices
- nano-drugs delivery in bacteria
- nano-chemistry of human hair

neaSNOM applications and configurations

Dr. Andreas Huber director of applications @ neaspec presents:
- polymer interfaces & nanoscale polyamide layers
- thin material coating with 2nm QTD molecules
- compositional map & statistical distribution in rubbers
- carrier concentration & dopping map in semiconductors

Uncover exotic properties of 2D materials


Prof. Rainer Hillenbrand group leader @ nanoGUNE presents:
- dispersion of light in isotropic & uniaxial crystals
- Phonon-polariton propagation in h-BN
- hyperbolic phonon-polaritons in a h-BN slab
- exotic wave phenomena in 2D materials

Tutorial: basics of s-SNOM imaging & spectroscopy

Dr. Alexander Govyadinov product manager @ neaspec presents:
- how to circumvent the diffraction limit
- method for efficiently suppress background
- how to measures simultaneous absorption & reflectivity
- identification of nanoscale contaminations

Watching in-situ H diffusion dynamics in Mg

Julian Karst PhD student @ University of Stuttgart presents:
- dynamic plasmonic color display
- active plasmonics & switchable metasurfaces
- optimisation of H diffusion kinetics
- in-situ investigation of Mg/MgH phase transition

Tutorial: quantitative data analysis

Dr. Alexander Govyadinov product manager @ neaspec presents:
- nano-FTIR: the nanoscale analogue of standard FTIR
- analysis of dispersion mapping in 2D materials
- relationship between chemical-ID & sample thickness
- method of extracting carrier concentration from sSNOM data

nano-FTIR: useful tool for solving real-world problems

Dr. Iban Amenabar  nanooptics specialist @ nanoGUNE presents:
- polymer industry applications
- optimisation of rubber materials
- pharmacology & cosmetics
- application in biotechnology sector

About this workshop:

The workshop takes you through:

  • scientific talks on a variety of applications (online streaming available)
  • poster session (only on-site)
  • a guided tour through our NanoFactory facility (only on-site)
  • and a daytrip social event (only on-site)

During the workshop, you will benefit from:

  • Discussing the latest scientific results with leading experts,
  • Better understanding of measurement principles & data analysis to help you prepare your results for publication,
  • Contributing actively to the application development roadmap of our systems,
  • Experiencing live the ease-of-use of our systems and learning about the latest technological developments,
  • Direct access to neaspec engineers to discuss your specific questions,
  • Meeting with Your fellow scientists for networking and establishing future collaborations.


    Please read the COVID-19 travel regulations prior booking your trip.