Harvard Optical Scanning Probe Microscopy of 2D Quantum Materials

This workshop will focus on optical scanning probe techniques that allow imaging of quasiparticle fields in 2D Quantum materials. Theory and Experiments using scattering-type Near-field Optical Microscopy (s-SNOM), Photo-induced Force Microscopy (PiFM) and other photon-less detection techniques to map optical fields will be highlighted. The symposium will both focus on current state-of-the-art work and explore the future of these methods to condensed matter systems at the nanoscale.

 How to participate:

  1. Pre-register. On-line Registration will close by EOB October 1st, 2018.
  2. This event is free for Harvard’s Center for Nanoscale Systems (CNS) Users; a fee of $30 is required for non-CNS users. Payment instructions to non CNS users will be sent after pre-registration is completed.
  3. Some modest number of contributed talks will be also accepted. For submission, a ~250-word abstract must be e-mailed to the conference chairs before EOB August 3rd, 2018. The submitted document should contain the title of the talk and the names   and affiliations of presenting and contributing authors.

Invited Speakers:

  • Prof. Dimitri Basov – Columbia University – New York City – United States of America
  • Prof. Frank Koppens – ICFO, The Institute of Photonic Sciences – Barcelona – Spain
  • Prof. Javier Garcia de Abajo – ICFO, The Institute of Photonic Sciences – Barcelona – Spain

For questions, please see the workshop website or contact the organizers: Dr. Antonio Ambrosio (ambrosio@seas.harvard.edu) and Dr. William L. Wilson (wwilson@cns.fas.harvard.edu).

On Saturday October 20th, 10:00am – 12:00pm, a hands-on demonstration of commercial Optical Scan Probe platforms will be also organized. You can register for the hands–on demonstration here.

Raman Spectroscopy Workshop at Harvard

Horiba Scientific and Harvard’s Center for Nanoscale Systems will be hosting a two day Raman spectroscopy workshop May 15 – 16.  The lectures will be focused on Raman spectroscopy of 2D materials, but anyone with interest in learning the fundamentals and applications of Raman spectroscopy in greater detail should attend.

There will be a poster session and cocktail reception the evening of May 15th.  Please consider submitting a poster to help foster discussion about the topics that interest you and the challenges that you face in your research.  Poster abstracts should be sent to joanne.lowry@horiba.com.

David Tuschel from Horiba Scientific will be presenting the lectures at the workshop.  David has more than 30 years of experience in optical characterization of materials.  David shares responsibility with Fran Adar also from Horiba for authoring the Molecular Spectroscopy Workbench, which appears regularly in Spectroscopy magazine.

Since space in the workshop is limited there is a small ticket fee to discourage no shows.  Tickets are available here.

More information can be found in this flier.