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General EPMA => Discussion of General EPMA Issues => Topic started by: John Donovan on October 31, 2013, 02:19:09 PM

Title: EPMA Events (Meetings, Workshops, Seminars...)
Post by: John Donovan on October 31, 2013, 02:19:09 PM
FEG EPMA Workshop Nov. 21st, 2013

Aachen, Germany

Edit: wish I could be there!
john
Title: Re: EPMA Events (Workshops, Seminars...)
Post by: John Donovan on January 22, 2014, 09:31:25 AM
Dear colleague,
Please find attached updated information on the Training course on quality ASSURANCE for traceable energy dispersive electron probe microanalysis (ED-EPMA) organised by the European metrology research project SurfChem, BAM Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing and the Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB).
 
The training course will be held on Friday, 28th March 2014 at BAM in Berlin. Please feel free to forward this information to colleagues that may be interested in this topic.
 
Yours sincerely,
Roswitha Nusser

Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing
Section S.1 - Quality in Testing
Unter den Eichen 87, D-12205 Berlin

Fon: +49-30-8104 3703
Fax: +49-30-8104 3717
Mail: roswitha.nuesser@bam.de
Title: Re: EPMA Events (Workshops, Seminars...)
Post by: John Donovan on March 27, 2014, 02:16:10 PM
Probe Software is pleased to announce sponsorship of the IUMAS-6 Advanced EPMA Workshop on Saturday, August 2nd, 2014 in Hartford CT, to further development of electron microprobe techniques and methods. We will participate in the workshop technical discussions, and will also present a summary of product capabilities and customer solutions offered by Probe Software...

http://iumas6.org/workshops.html

Aside from the above mentioned Saturday workshop, Probe Software will not have an exhibitor booth at this M&M 2014 conference (though we most certainly will be an official exhibitor at GSA this October in Vancouver, Canada), but I will be available all week (August 3 to 7), in Hartford to personally discuss your specific laboratory and analytical requirements... just shoot me an email or phone call and we can arrange a meeting!

(http://probesoftware.com/smf/oldpics/i59.tinypic.com/2yv9po6.jpg)
Title: Re: EPMA Events (Workshops, Seminars...)
Post by: Probeman on April 02, 2014, 12:22:03 PM
Dear fellow microscopists,

The Central Facility for Electron Microscopy of the RWTH Aachen University in collaboration with the European Microbeam Analysis Society would like to invite you to the "Monte Carlo Simulations for Electron Microscopy" workshop, that will be held at the RWTH Aachen University (Germany) from June 10th to 12th, 2014.

The aim of this workshop is to provide electron microscopists in-depth knowledge of Monte Carlo simulation methods to assist them in their daily scientific work. Lectures from leading Monte Carlo experts will cover both theoretical and practical aspects of current Monte Carlo programs. Tutorials and live demonstrations will highlight common applications of Monte Carlo simulations to the field of electron microscopy.

The registration for the workshop costs 150 (Euro) for EMAS members or RWTH personnel and 200 (Euro) for other participants. The course is designed for any scientist (students, technicians, researchers) having basic knowledge in EPMA, SEM and TEM.

For the full program, registration form and any other information about the workshop, please visit our website:
http://www.gfe.rwth-aachen.de/montecarlo

Sincerely yours,
Philippe Pinard and Silvia Richter
Title: Re: EPMA Events (Workshops, Seminars...)
Post by: John Donovan on April 22, 2014, 09:21:59 AM
Cameca microprobe users and friends:

We (ad hoc steering committee: Fournelle/Yates/Jercinovic) are planning another Cameca EPMA "sx-users" meeting to follow up on last year's successful meeting in June  in Madison.  The M&M-IUMAS meetings  <www.iumas6.org>, which start Aug 2, will be held in Hartford CT, not far from Amherst, MA, and so we are planning our users meeting to immediately precede it, to be held July 31 - August 1 at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst.  We think this could work well, both particularly for people residing in the Northeast and middle Atlantic region, and for people who are headed to the Northeast for those Microanalytical meetings.

Amherst is only an hour drive from Hartford (or 40 min from Hartford/Springfield-Bradley Intl, and <2 hours from Boston Logan). Our plan is similar to the schedule last year, a few application talks, presentations by Cameca about what's new, and discussions about service etc. would be on the table.  As we would be at UMass, discussion of trace-element, high spatial resolution EPMA and/or EPMA geochronology would also be part of this discussion. And following up some suggestions from last year, we would also organize focused discussions on topics of common interest, two suggestions being:  standards (which ones, and how to mount them), and another on how those of us with aging SX50s can keep them running a bit longer .

Please respond  and let us know if you are interested in attending this meeting, and  also include any topics you would like to see addressed (either for general discussion, or if you have a topic you would be interested in presenting--we are looking for contributed talks).

John Fournelle  <johnf@geology.wisc.edu>
Mike Jercinovic <mjj@geo.umass.edu>
Marty Yates  <yates@maine.edu>
Title: Re: EPMA Events (Workshops, Seminars...)
Post by: Probeman on April 29, 2014, 01:24:38 PM
http://www.iumas6.org/

(http://probesoftware.com/smf/oldpics/i61.tinypic.com/2622w01.jpg)

We will be sponsoring the Saturday workshop "Advanced EPMA" led by Paul Carpenter, Washington University and Silvia Richter, University of Aachen, RWTH, Germany.

So please be sure to sign up for this Saturday workshop on Advanced EPMA, organized by two internationally recognized experts in EPMA.
Title: Re: EPMA Events (Workshops, Seminars...)
Post by: Karsten Goemann on July 07, 2014, 12:50:36 AM
AMAS XIII First Circular

All,

Come to beautiful Tasmania for AMAS XIII, the 13th biennial Australian Microbeam Analysis Symposium, which will be held in Hobart on 11-13 February 2015, with Pre-Meeting Workshops 9-10 Feb, 2015.

The AMAS symposia provide a forum to discuss and share ideas on advances, trends and challenges in microanalysis and imaging with national and international leaders in the field, with an emphasis on practical solutions and applications. Continuing the successful format of previous editions, AMAS XIII will be hosted at University venues and exclusively have oral presentations in a single session over three days, thus providing an intimate environment for in-depth discussions.

We invite you to present your research on technological developments and applications in a wide range of microscopy and microanalysis techniques.

A range of exciting invited speakers and workshops have already been confirmed. I have attached the First Circular flyer. For more information, see our website

http://microscopy.org.au/amas/amas13/

or talk to me or one of the other Aussies at M&M/IUMAS6 in Hartford.

Many thanks (and apologies for cross-posting),

Karsten Goemann

AMAS XIII Co-Chair

Title: Re: EPMA Events (Workshops, Seminars...)
Post by: Sandrin Feig on September 28, 2014, 05:51:04 PM


First Probe Software User Meeting In Australia! (14.02.2015)


John Donovan will be running a “Probe Software user meeting” in Australia. The meeting will take place on the 14th of February in Hobart, Australia. The day after the AMAS XIII conference (http://microscopy.org.au/amas/amas13/), which is also held in Hobart, Australia. Make the most out of your trip to Tasmania and participate in both events!

Of course both CAMECA and JEOL probers are welcome AND you don’t even have to be a Probe Software user (yet) to participate in the meeting – every prober is welcome!

The meeting will consist of two parts. At the beginning a range of “experienced” probe software users will give short presentations about latest developments and features of the software. In the second part, we will discuss ideas and wishes of users and do some troubleshooting. For that, participants are encouraged to prepare a few slides with things that they want to discuss, which could be problems that they encounter at their instrument, features that they would like to see in the software, … Most importantly, after each presentation of the meeting, there will be plenty of time for discussion.

Please contact Sandrin (Sandrin.Feig@utas.edu.au), if you are interested in participating and want to register for the event or if you have any questions or suggestions.
Title: Colorado Microbeam Meeting
Post by: Heather Lowers on September 30, 2014, 03:16:02 PM
October 9, 2014 Table Mountain Inn, Golden CO

9:00-11:00A        Automated Mineralogy Workshop by Jack Mershon, Tescan.  Held at Colorado School of Mines.  Contact Colleen Leary (cleary@tescan-usa.com or 724-772-7433) for details

11:00-11:15         Check In and Registration Table Mountain Inn

11:15-12:15         Lunch Buffet Chicken Tortilla Soup, Chimayó Chips & Salsa, Dijon Mustard Potato Salad OR Tangy Fresh Made Coleslaw, Assorted Wraps – Roasted Turkey, Ham and Roast Beef – Served with Grilled Portobello Mushrooms, Hummus & Assorted Olives, Freshly Baked Brownies & Cookies

12:30-1:15P         Deborah Hall, Rush University Medical Center “Understanding the Effects of Wear Particles: Lessons Learned from Postmortem Retrievalsâ€

1:15-1:45P           Brian Gorman, Colorado School of Mines “Determining the Properties of Oxides using Static and Dynamic Atom Probe Tomographyâ€

1:45-2:00P           Vendor Talks, Gatan, EDAX, JEOL

2:00-2:30             Coffee Break

2:30-3:15P           Ed Vicenzi, Museum Conservation Institute, Smithsonian Institution †Examination of a 19th Century Daguerreotype Photograph using High Resolution Scanning Transmission Electron Microscopy for 2D and 3D Nanoscale Imaging and Analysisâ€

3:15-3:45P           Jack Mershon, Tescan “Hyperspectral Imaging of Geological Thin Sectionsâ€

3:45-4:00P           Adam Stokes, Colorado School of Mines “Atom Probe Tomography Study on Cu(In,Ga)Se2 Grain Boundaries and Ordered Defect Phase Transitionâ€

4:00P                   Adjourn

$25/professional  $5/student

Please register online by October 3rd so we have an accurate number for catering purposes.  For online registration you can pay with a credit card or choose to send a check payable to MSSEM/CoMAS, c/o John Chandler, 2309 Cheyenne St, Golden CO 80401.

Registration link
http://microbeamanalysis.org/topical-conferences/colorado-mas-june-2014/registration-cmas-june-2014-meeting

Thank you to our sponsors to date: Tescan, EDAX, Gatan, Jeol, Bruker, Cameca, Zeiss, FEI, and Thermo Noran

http://comas.geoloweb.ch/events.php
Title: Re: EPMA Events (Meetings, Workshops, Seminars...)
Post by: John Donovan on October 07, 2014, 10:12:16 PM
I just sent out a forum newsletter and it probably goes without saying, but... I'll say it anyway!

Of course I meant GSA 2014 in Vancouver!

http://community.geosociety.org/gsa2014/home/
Title: Re: EPMA Events (Workshops, Seminars...)
Post by: Karsten Goemann on October 19, 2014, 03:17:01 PM
AMAS XIII First Circular

All,

Come to beautiful Tasmania for AMAS XIII, the 13th biennial Australian Microbeam Analysis Symposium, which will be held in Hobart on 11-13 February 2015, with Pre-Meeting Workshops 9-10 Feb, 2015.

The AMAS symposia provide a forum to discuss and share ideas on advances, trends and challenges in microanalysis and imaging with national and international leaders in the field, with an emphasis on practical solutions and applications. Continuing the successful format of previous editions, AMAS XIII will be hosted at University venues and exclusively have oral presentations in a single session over three days, thus providing an intimate environment for in-depth discussions.

We invite you to present your research on technological developments and applications in a wide range of microscopy and microanalysis techniques.

A range of exciting invited speakers and workshops have already been confirmed. I have attached the First Circular flyer. For more information, see our website

http://microscopy.org.au/amas/amas13/

or talk to me or one of the other Aussies at M&M/IUMAS6 in Hartford.

Many thanks (and apologies for cross-posting),

Karsten Goemann

AMAS XIII Co-Chair

All, registration and abstract submission for AMAS XIII are now open. Please visit the symposium website

http://www.microscopy.org.au/amas/amas13/

for more information such as second circular, invited speakers, workshop program, registration,
accommodation, and student travel bursary information.

Cheers, Karsten
Title: Re: EPMA Events (Meetings, Workshops, Seminars...)
Post by: Philipp Poeml on October 30, 2014, 01:28:35 AM
EMAS 2015 - 14th European Workshop on MODERN DEVELOPMENTS AND APPLICATIONS IN MICROBEAM ANALYSIS

in Portorož, Slovenia.

From 03.05.2015 until 07.05.2015

Abstract deadline 15.11.2014

The main topics of the Fourteenth Workshop (EMAS 2015) are: pushing the limits of EPMA, microanalysis in the STEM, EELS, cathodoluminescence, EBSD, and materials applications of microbeam analysis.  Time will also be devoted to problem orientated applications in material science, geological science, environmental studies, astrophysics, microelectronics, forensics, cultural heritage and archaeology, nanomaterials, surfaces and interfaces, catalysts, sensors, …

For more information see https://www.microbeamanalysis.eu/events/event/6-emas-2015-14th-european-workshop-on-modern-developments-and-applications-in-microbeam-analysis (https://www.microbeamanalysis.eu/events/event/6-emas-2015-14th-european-workshop-on-modern-developments-and-applications-in-microbeam-analysis).

or download the final announcement PDF https://www.microbeamanalysis.eu/EMAS_files/PDF_files/EMAS2015_Final-Announcement.pdf (https://www.microbeamanalysis.eu/EMAS_files/PDF_files/EMAS2015_Final-Announcement.pdf).
Title: Re: EPMA Events (Workshops, Seminars...)
Post by: Sandrin Feig on November 06, 2014, 07:53:51 PM


First Probe Software User Meeting In Australia! (14.02.2015)


John Donovan will be running a “Probe Software user meeting” in Australia. The meeting will take place on the 14th of February in Hobart, Australia. The day after the AMAS XIII conference (http://microscopy.org.au/amas/amas13/), which is also held in Hobart, Australia. Make the most out of your trip to Tasmania and participate in both events!

Of course both CAMECA and JEOL probers are welcome AND you don’t even have to be a Probe Software user (yet) to participate in the meeting – every prober is welcome!

The meeting will consist of two parts. At the beginning a range of “experienced” probe software users will give short presentations about latest developments and features of the software. In the second part, we will discuss ideas and wishes of users and do some troubleshooting. For that, participants are encouraged to prepare a few slides with things that they want to discuss, which could be problems that they encounter at their instrument, features that they would like to see in the software, … Most importantly, after each presentation of the meeting, there will be plenty of time for discussion.

Please contact Sandrin (Sandrin.Feig@utas.edu.au), if you are interested in participating and want to register for the event or if you have any questions or suggestions.


Preliminary program:

Start: 10am

John Donovan:       Trace element analyses using MAN background and map quantification. "Improving Precision, Maintaining Accuracy, and in Half the Acquisition Time"

Karsten Goemann:       The "Shared background" feature

Paul Carpenter:       Using Probe for EPMA and Software Tools For Better Microanalysis

Sandrin Feig:                Characterization of standards using Probe Software

Philippe Pinard        Improving automatisation of WDS and EDS acquisition on a field emission microprobe

John Donovan:       Latest and near future developments in Probe Software

Troubleshooting/ideas/wishes:
               Participants have the opportunity present a few slides with things that they want to discuss (e.g., ideas, problems, …)

Finish: open end, but depending on participation we expect the meeting to take 4 hours +-2
Title: Re: EPMA Events (Workshops, Seminars...)
Post by: Karsten Goemann on December 14, 2014, 01:51:34 AM
AMAS XIII First Circular

All,

Come to beautiful Tasmania for AMAS XIII, the 13th biennial Australian Microbeam Analysis Symposium, which will be held in Hobart on 11-13 February 2015, with Pre-Meeting Workshops 9-10 Feb, 2015.

The AMAS symposia provide a forum to discuss and share ideas on advances, trends and challenges in microanalysis and imaging with national and international leaders in the field, with an emphasis on practical solutions and applications. Continuing the successful format of previous editions, AMAS XIII will be hosted at University venues and exclusively have oral presentations in a single session over three days, thus providing an intimate environment for in-depth discussions.

We invite you to present your research on technological developments and applications in a wide range of microscopy and microanalysis techniques.

A range of exciting invited speakers and workshops have already been confirmed. I have attached the First Circular flyer. For more information, see our website

http://microscopy.org.au/amas/amas13/

or talk to me or one of the other Aussies at M&M/IUMAS6 in Hartford.

Many thanks (and apologies for cross-posting),

Karsten Goemann

AMAS XIII Co-Chair

All, registration and abstract submission for AMAS XIII are now open. Please visit the symposium website

http://www.microscopy.org.au/amas/amas13/

for more information such as second circular, invited speakers, workshop program, registration,
accommodation, and student travel bursary information.


All,

The deadlines for abstract submission and early-bird registration for AMAS XIII have been extended to 23 December 2014.

So it's not too late to submit your paper and join us this (Australian) Summer in beautiful Hobart, Tasmania. AMAS is also still accepting applications for student travel bursaries for the conference. A range of exciting speakers has already been confirmed, including European and American attendees visiting Australia for the first time.

Cheers, Karsten

Title: Re: EPMA Events (Meetings, Workshops, Seminars...)
Post by: Philippe Pinard on June 19, 2015, 04:03:44 AM
Dear colleagues,

We would like to invite you to a 2nd discussion meeting on open source software for quantitative microanalysis on Tuesday August 4th, 2015 after the second day of the MM2015 conference in Portland, Oregon.

It goes without saying that the microanalysis community heavily depends on software. Quantification software, simulation programs, and physical quantities databases are essential tools for today's microanalysts. Broadly speaking, these software can be classified into four categories: commercial (sold by instrumentation's manufacturers or third-party companies),  personal/research group internal or not openly distributed (XFILM, PENELOPE), free to download and use (WinCasino, CalcZAF) and open source (DTSA-II, pyPENELOPE). Without a doubt all types of software play an important role in the community, but we strongly believe that only open source software can foster innovation while offering the same level of validation and transparency as peer-reviewed scientific work. Although closed source software may be based on published equations, they remain black boxes as other equations are sometimes used in running codes. Alternate implementations, further optimization or special cases are not shared with the users. Most importantly, commercial, private and free software are a barrier to innovate as they force scientists, who would like to improve or develop new algorithms, to start from scratch.

We would therefore propose to start a community-driven open source project to centralize physical quantity databases and algorithms used for quantification. The goal is to encourage collaborative work and provide the necessary building blocks for new projects in microanalysis. For more information, you can visit our website openmicroanalysis.org (http://openmicroanalysis.org) and discussion forum https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/openmicroanalysis (https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/openmicroanalysis), where the slides of the 1st meeting held at EMAS2015 are available.

The meeting will take place on:
Tuesday August 4th, 2015
at 4:00 to 5:00 PM
in room B118 in Oregon Convention Center.

You can gladly forward this invitation to other colleagues that may be interested in joining the discussion.

Best regards,
Hendrix, Raynald, Philippe and Silvia
Title: Re: EPMA Events (Meetings, Workshops, Seminars...)
Post by: Donggao Zhao on July 29, 2015, 01:37:26 PM
EPMA and SEM Short Course and Symposium at Nanjing University, December 15 to 19, 2014

A successful week long EPMA and SEM Short Course and Symposium was held at Nanjing University’s Xianlin Campus, Nanjing, China from December 15 to 19, 2014 (http://es.nju.edu.cn/zh-cn/NewDetail.aspx?ContentID=20141231-10242431~31511e85).

This short course admitted 28 participants among more than 90 people from universities, research institutes, and industries in China who would like to participate in this event. Considering effectiveness of afternoon lab demo sessions, maximum number of participants was initially set to 20. JEOL, Carl Zeiss, Oxford Instruments, Gatan, Zhongjingkeyi Technology Co., Ltd., etc. supported this short course and symposium. MAS member Dr. Donggao Zhao of the University of Texas at Austin was invited to be a lecturer for the short course.

Nanjing University intends to continue this annual EPMA and SEM short course and symposium in December of 2015.
Title: Re: EPMA Events (Meetings, Workshops, Seminars...)
Post by: John Donovan on August 02, 2015, 08:45:06 AM
Probe Software will exhibiting at Microscopy & Microanalysis 2015 this summer in Portland, Oregon, August 2nd through 6th. See how our software methods and features can improve accuracy and save time for your EPMA lab!

M&M Tutorials 5:45 PM to 6:45 PM (17:45 to 18:45)

Monday- Julien Allaz: "Easy Acquisition and High Accuracy Quantitative Analysis in Probe for EPMA"
Tuesday- Karsten Goemann: "Multi-Point and Shared Backgrounds- Ultimate EPMA Accuracy for Traces in Complex Matrices"
Wednesday- John Donovan: "Fast and Easy Quantitative X-ray Mapping and Image Processing for EPMA"
Title: Re: EPMA Events (Meetings, Workshops, Seminars...)
Post by: Probeman on August 06, 2015, 09:58:53 PM
EPMA 2016
MAY 17‐19, 2016
University of Wisconsin
Madison, WI

http://www.microbeamanalysis.org/topical-conferences/epma-2016-1/epma-2016

Paul Carpenter: paul.carpenter.epma@gmail.com
Title: Re: EPMA Events (Meetings, Workshops, Seminars...)
Post by: Probeman on December 09, 2015, 09:50:40 AM
Golden Software is a seminar in Golden, Colorado at the Colorado School of Mines on their Surfer plotting product, Thursday January 7th 2016 for those that are interested:

http://www.goldensoftware.com/trainingclass?utm_source=Reminder&utm_medium=Email&utm_content=RegisterToday_users&utm_campaign=TrainingClass

This is the product (along with Grapher) that we utilize for rapid scripting of mapping results as described here:

http://probesoftware.com/smf/index.php?topic=73.msg544#msg544
Title: Re: EPMA Events (Meetings, Workshops, Seminars...)
Post by: Probeman on December 15, 2015, 12:20:30 PM
Golden Software is a seminar in Golden, Colorado at the Colorado School of Mines on their Surfer plotting product, Thursday January 7th 2016 for those that are interested:

http://www.goldensoftware.com/trainingclass?utm_source=Reminder&utm_medium=Email&utm_content=RegisterToday_users&utm_campaign=TrainingClass

This is the product (along with Grapher) that we utilize for rapid scripting of mapping results as described here:

http://probesoftware.com/smf/index.php?topic=73.msg544#msg544

Golden Software is now offering this Surfer training class on-line for those that cannot get to Golden, Colorado in person next month:

http://www.goldensoftware.com/trainingclass
Title: Re: EPMA Events (Meetings, Workshops, Seminars...)
Post by: Heather Lowers on January 19, 2016, 10:18:22 AM
I would like to direct everyone's attention to the upcoming Topical Conference on Electron Probe MicroAnalysis (EPMA - TC)!

http://www.microprobe.org/topical-conferences/epma-2016-1/epma-2016

This 4-day event will take place May 16-19 in Madison and will consist of user meetings on the first day and then three days of tutorials, topical discussions and poster sessions.

The meeting is aimed at experienced SEM / EPMA users as well as people new to quantitative analysis by EPMA (WDS) or SEM (EDS). It will be a great opportunity to meet people, learn, discuss applications and ask many questions. More details below.

There will be support available for students and 'early career scholars'.  See attachment for funding program details.

Registration is now open. Please, mark the following dates in your calendars!

- Deadline for submission of abstracts is February 15, 2016.
- Deadline for submission of posters is March 1, 2016.
- Deadline for application for MAS Early Career Scholar support is March 1, 2016.



Title: Re: EPMA Events (Meetings, Workshops, Seminars...)
Post by: Probeman on January 25, 2016, 02:35:32 PM
This is from an email from Julien Allaz:

Please, consider submitting an abstract before February 8th to…

Session A08: Quantitative and qualitative microanalysis by EPMA and SEM

=> http://www.microscopy.org/MandM/2016/program/submit.cfm

This session will cover advances in quantitative and qualitative microanalysis by EPMA and SEM using WDS and EDS detector systems, trace and light element microanalysis, complementary techniques applied to compositional mapping, the role of standard reference materials, and educational efforts directed toward improvements in microanalysis. We welcome contributed presentations from the scientific and vendor communities, and will highlight the efforts of young scientists and the role of education.

Invited speakers:
- Stuart Kearns (University of Bristol, UK)
- Ed Vicenzi (Smithsonian Institution)
- Dale Newbury (NIST)
- John T. Armstrong (Carnegie Institution for Science)
- Anette von der Handt (University of Minnesota)

Looking forward to see you in Columbus!
Title: Re: EPMA Events (Meetings, Workshops, Seminars...)
Post by: Probeman on April 20, 2016, 08:56:27 AM
Back by popular demand, two new hands-on Surfer training classes are scheduled in May!

Learn all about Surfer's powerful capabilities in the Surfer Core Features I class. This day long class will show you how to quickly go from raw data to visual model. The class will dive into data gridding techniques and how to create and customize popular map-types.

    When: Thursday, May 12th, 9am to 4pm Mountain Daylight Saving Time
    Where: Online format

http://www.goldensoftware.com/trainingclass?utm_source=May_Surfer&utm_medium=Email&utm_content=CoreFeaturesI&utm_campaign=TrainingClass#Surfer

Want to take your current Surfer skills to the next level? Sign up for the Surfer Core Features II class which builds upon the skills reviewed in Core Features I. Additionally, Core Features II will cover advanced grid operations, coordinate conversion, and other more in-depth Surfer features. The completion of Core Features I is not required for attendance at Core Features II.

    When: Wednesday, May 25th, 10am to 2pm Mountain Daylight Saving Time
    Where: Online format

http://www.goldensoftware.com/trainingclass?utm_source=May_Surfer&utm_medium=Email&utm_content=CoreFeaturesII&utm_campaign=TrainingClass#SurferCoreII

Hurry, sign up for either class by April 30th and receive 10% off with coupon code SRFR10.

Let me know if you have any questions.

Sincerely,
Emily Stewart
Training Coordinator
Title: Re: EPMA Events (Meetings, Workshops, Seminars...)
Post by: John Donovan on May 04, 2016, 07:31:32 AM
We hope to see you all at the EPMA 2016 topical conference next month in Madison, Wisconsin. It should be lots of fun.  On Monday the 16th, Probe Software will host a user meeting in the afternoon and all JEOL and Cameca users are welcome to attend, but please send an email to Barbara, barbara@probesoftware.com, if you plan to attend so she has an idea of how many snacks to get for everyone!

John will give a short intro on what's new in Probe Software, and then we will have a number of very short (5 min) presentations from a few of our experts to stimulate discussion:

1. Mike Jercinovic: Using PictureSnap to obtain representative analyses
2. Dan Ruscitto: Microanalytical Challenges for Hydrous Glasses
3. Phil Gopon: Using non-traditional x-ray lines for nano-quantification
4. Anette von der Handt: Quantification and Output of X-ray Maps
5. Karsten Goemann: Using shared backgrounds for complex mineral analysis

See you all soon!
Title: Re: EPMA Events (Meetings, Workshops, Seminars...)
Post by: John Donovan on May 14, 2016, 07:16:27 PM
We hope to see you all at the EPMA 2016 topical conference next month in Madison, Wisconsin. It should be lots of fun.  On Monday the 16th, Probe Software will host a user meeting in the afternoon and all JEOL and Cameca users are welcome to attend, but please send an email to Barbara, barbara@probesoftware.com, if you plan to attend so she has an idea of how many snacks to get for everyone!

John will give a short intro on what's new in Probe Software, and then we will have a number of very short (5 min) presentations from a few of our experts to stimulate discussion:

1. Mike Jercinovic: Using PictureSnap to obtain representative analyses
2. Dan Ruscitto: Microanalytical Challenges for Hydrous Glasses
3. Phil Gopon: Using non-traditional x-ray lines for nano-quantification
4. Anette von der Handt: Quantification and Output of X-ray Maps
5. Karsten Goemann: Using shared backgrounds for complex mineral analysis

See you all soon!

The Probe Software user meeting will be in the Union Hotel (same as the other vendor meetings), 3rd floor in the Industry room at 3:30.
Title: Re: EPMA Events (Meetings, Workshops, Seminars...)
Post by: John Donovan on May 29, 2016, 06:23:39 AM
What a great meeting! 

The EPMA 2016 in Madison, WI last week was a resounding success and I personally want to thank the organizers.

The Probe Software user meeting was a particular success, drawing over 70 attendees (they had to get us a larger room!).

Lots of information was presented by the presenters (see previous post) and there was a lively discussion on many topics.

Just FYI: at the Cameca user meeting earlier in the day it was announced that Cameca and Probe Software have signed a formal agreement allowing Cameca to re-sell Probe for EPMA and Probe Image on their new instrument sales.

Thank-you to all the attendees.
Title: Re: EPMA Events (Meetings, Workshops, Seminars...)
Post by: Probeman on August 01, 2016, 12:39:15 PM
I wasn't able to attend this years M&M in Columbus, but please allow me to congratulate Mike Jercinovic here on his Presidential Science Award!

https://www.umass.edu/newsoffice/article/jercinovic-honored-microanalysis-society

Mike most certainly deserves this award given his many contributions to trace element precision and accuracy in EPMA!
john
Title: Re: EPMA Events (Meetings, Workshops, Seminars...)
Post by: Philipp Poeml on December 07, 2016, 06:22:35 AM
EMAS 2017 and IUMAS-7 in Konstanz, Germany, May 7-11 2017

Dear colleagues,

(apologies for cross-posting)

If you haven't already done so, please consider joining us for EMAS 2017 - 15th European Workshop on Modern Developments and Applications in Microbeam Analysis and IUMAS-7 Meeting at the Bodensee in Konstanz, Germany from May 7th to 11th 2017.

Early bird registration for this event ends on March 15th 2017. The deadline for abstract submissions is February 28th 2017.

All details and on-line registration/abstract submission are available at:

http://www.microbeamanalysis.eu/ (http://www.microbeamanalysis.eu/)

Best wishes
Philipp
Title: Re: EPMA Events (Meetings, Workshops, Seminars...)
Post by: Probeman on December 07, 2016, 12:04:20 PM
Apologies for "tooting my own horn", but just wanted to let anyone going to AGU next week in San Francisco know, that I am presenting on Tuesday, at 4:45 PM (not quite the last talk of the day!). Details here:

Abstract ID and Title: 122997: Improving Precision, Maintaining Accuracy, and Reducing Acquisition Time for Trace Elements in EPMA
Final Paper Number: V24C-04
Presentation Type: Oral
Session Date and Time: Tuesday, 13 December 2016; 16:00 - 18:00
Presentation Length: 16:45 - 17:00
Session Number and Title: V24C: New Insights on Igneous and Metamorphic Processes from Nontraditional Thermobarometers and Geospeedometers I
Location: Moscone South; 305

Hope to see you all there!
john
Title: Re: EPMA Events (Meetings, Workshops, Seminars...)
Post by: hdemers on February 13, 2017, 08:22:11 AM
Dear colleagues,

Paper submission for the Microscopy and Microanalysis 2017 Annual Meeting (St. Louis, MO, 6-10 August, 2017) is now open, and will close on 21 February. My co-conveners and I would like to draw your attention to: Symposium A04, Advances in programming of quantitative microscopy for biological and materials science. We are looking for submissions dealing with showcasing programs written by microscopists for their particular biological and materials applications, at encouraging the community to write or contribute to existing programs, and at promoting collaborative work that will allow the development of new ideas and projects in microanalysis. A full description of this session is included below. Papers may be submitted via the M&M2017 website: http://www.microscopy.org/mandm/2017/.

We are also pleased to announce the invited speakers for this symposium:
•   Nicholas Ritchie, NIST
•   Francisco de la Pena, Cambridge University
•   Ivan Bota, Antwerpen University
•   Marc De Graef, Carnegie Mellon University
We are very excited to hear from these experts on software and codes, and we look forward to hearing about your work as well. See you in St. Louis!
The organizers of Symposium A04: Hendrix Demers McGill University and Philippe T. Pinard Oxford Instruments NanoAnalysis.

Symposium Description:
Cutting-edge quantitative analyses do not only require state-of-the-art instruments but also innovative programs to collect and analyze data. The development of programs, scripts, and libraries opens the door to new applications of microanalysis, helps solve more challenging and important problems, and promotes the advancement of microscopy. This symposium aims at showcasing programs written by microscopists for their particular biological and materials applications, at encouraging the community to write or contribute to existing programs, and at promoting collaborative work that will allow the development of new ideas and projects in microanalysis. Contribution in the following categories and related subjects are welcome.

Topics of interest include:
•   Quantitative microscopy simulation codes (Monte Carlo, multi-slice, block waves)
•   Open source libraries (programming practices, community projects)
•   Practical biological and materials applications of these programs in the SEM, EPMA, TEM/STEM, AEM

Sincerely,
Hendrix and Philippe
Title: Re: EPMA Events (Meetings, Workshops, Seminars...)
Post by: Probeman on April 28, 2017, 12:03:55 PM
Sorry for the late posting on this announcement of a "characterization of small volumes" conference that our CAMCOR facility at UofO is hosting next month in Eugene, Oregon.  This will include a number of different techniques including TEM, SEM, EPMA and other methods. See below and the attachment for more details.

ONAMI Technology Labs proudly sponsors, and presents:

ASCI 2017: The PREMIER Network will hold its fifth annual Advances in Structural & Chemical Imaging (ASCI) Workshop May 22-23, 2017 in conjunction with University of Oregon and Center for Advanced Materials Characterization in Oregon (CAMCOR).

With ASCI 2017 just weeks away we wanted to share our program at a Glance for you.  You won’t want to miss our lineup.  Registration is still available until April 30th.

You can register at: 
http://camcor.uoregon.edu/asci2017-home/

Posters:
If you’d like to submit a POSTER, please use this template which includes instructions on page 2:  ASCI 2017 Abstract form.  A sample completed abstract is available in PDF: ASCI 2017_Sample Abstract.

The deadline to submit is SUNDAY, APRIL 30. Send in your abstract to Melodi: mjayne@uoregon.edu

Accommodations:
Please visit the website listed above for accommodation, direction and addresses.  Special rates for ASCI 2017 guest are listed on the Hilton Eugene tab.

Questions:
David C. Johnson, Professor of Chemistry & Member, Materials Science Institute, University of Oregon  (davej@uoregon.edu 541-346-4612)

Kurt Langworthy, Director of CAMCOR (klangwor@uoregon.edu 541-346-3660)

Nigel D. Browning, Chemical Imaging Initiative Lead and Laboratory Fellow, Physical Sciences Division, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory  (nigel.browning@pnnl.gov 509-375-7569)

Melodi Jayne, CAMCOR Research Core Business Services (mjayne@uoregon.edu 541-346-6447)
Title: Re: EPMA Events (Meetings, Workshops, Seminars...)
Post by: Probeman on September 11, 2017, 11:47:36 AM
Tooting my own horn here, but just FYI I will be presenting a talk at GSA in Seattle (Wednesday, October 25, in session D34, Magma to Volcano) entitled "Improving Precision and Accuracy for Trace Elements in EPMA" presenting my latest work on MAN and  Multi-Point bgds and other considerations for high accuracy, high sensitivity trace element characterization.

I'm just there for Wed but I hope to see you all if you will  be there. Drop me a line if you want to connect up and quaff a beer together.
john
Title: Re: EPMA Events (Meetings, Workshops, Seminars...)
Post by: klcrispin on October 31, 2017, 10:42:31 AM
I would like to draw your attention to an upcoming workshop on EPMA (Electron Probe MicroAnalysis), being held at Penn State Materials Characterization Lab on November 15/16. 

This is a workshop sponsored by both CAMECA and JEOL.  They will provide an introduction to the world of electron microprobe and also cover some more advanced applications such as low keV analysis and effects of contamination.  Some of these topics are also of interest to EDS users.

This workshop is for anyone, and we welcome those who have zero knowledge of EPMA but might be interested in applications to your own research.  EPMA is similar to EDS, but offers more elemental precision, with higher peak to background ratios and easier separation of peaks, plus low to trace level detection.  It is a very complimentary technique to many other instruments, such as EDS, XRD, Raman, XPS, Auger, and more!

Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided both days.
Cost is only $200 for non-Penn State attendees.

Registration can be found here:  https://www.mri.psu.edu/materials-characterization-lab/workshops/november-15-16-2017-electron-probe-microanalysis-epma

For further questions or inquiries, please contact Dr. Katherine L Crispin (klcrispin@psu.edu)

Hope to see you there!
Katherine
Title: Re: EPMA Events (Meetings, Workshops, Seminars...)
Post by: Probeman on November 18, 2017, 12:55:12 PM
Tooting my own horn here, but just FYI I will be presenting a talk at GSA in Seattle (Wednesday, October 25, in session D34, Magma to Volcano) entitled "Improving Precision and Accuracy for Trace Elements in EPMA" presenting my latest work on MAN and  Multi-Point bgds and other considerations for high accuracy, high sensitivity trace element characterization.

I'm just there for Wed but I hope to see you all if you will  be there. Drop me a line if you want to connect up and quaff a beer together.
john

In case anyone is interested, attached below is the GSA presentation I gave in Seattle last month.  Please post questions on mean atomic number (MAN) backgrounds here:

http://probesoftware.com/smf/index.php?topic=4.0

and questions on multi-point backgrounds (MPB) here:

http://probesoftware.com/smf/index.php?topic=620.0

and questions on time dependent intensity corrections for quant mapping here:

http://probesoftware.com/smf/index.php?topic=912.0

Thanks.
john
Title: Re: EPMA Events (Meetings, Workshops, Seminars...)
Post by: Paul Carpenter on January 16, 2018, 01:59:54 PM
Dear Microanalysts,

I would also like to draw your attention to session A11 at Microscopy & Microanalysis 2018, "Solid State X-ray Spectrometry at 50 Years".

This session will center on X-ray spectrometry using solid state detection systems (i.e., energy-dispersive spectrometry), including the topics of detector design and evolution, detection and pulse-processing, spectrum processing, quantitation, compositional mapping, spectrum-image data cubes and their use, software, and applications of solid state spectrometry. This session will include combined techniques such as EDS-WDS microanalysis, cathodoluminesence, and micro XRF spectrometry.

In addition to a very interesting slate of invited speakers, we solicit contributed presentations from the community for this session.

Here is the call-for-papers summary of the session. Please contact me or any of the other session co-chairs for further information. This session is particularly suited for student contributions in the M&M environment. Student support via meeting awards can be applied for during the paper submission process.

The MSA website link to submit a paper is now active. The deadline for submission is Feb. 15, 2018:
https://www.microscopy.org/MandM/2018/ (https://www.microscopy.org/MandM/2018/)

Solid State X-ray Spectrometry at 50 Years

50 years ago, Fitzgerald, Keil, and Heinrich published the first results obtained from an energy-dispersive x-ray spectrometer (EDS) in Science. From identification of unknown materials, to compositional mapping and quantitative microanalysis, EDS has advanced our understanding of an enormous range of materials and is used worldwide in microanalysis and microscopy laboratories. The symposium will link historical and technical developments of solid state x-ray instrumentation, data processing, applications, and emerging detection systems. Perspectives on the developments in EDS from a technological and educational perspective will be featured, including invited and contributed presentations from the inventor, vendor, and scientific communities.

o   State-of-the-art solid state x-ray detector instrumentation
o   Soft x-ray and light element analysis in the field emission SEM
o   Nano to atomic resolution microanalysis by STEM
o   Quantitative analysis methods - limits and limitations
o   Spectrum imaging and data processing
o   Complementary methodologies including micro-XRF, combined WDS-EDS, XRD, and EBSD

Organizer 1: Paul Carpenter
Email: paul.carpenter.epma@gmail.com
Affiliation: Washington University

Organizer 2: Edward Vicenzi
Email: vicenzie@si.edu
Affiliation: Smithsonian Institution

Organizer 3: Katherine Burgess
Email: kate.burgess@nrl.navy.mil
Affiliation: Naval Research Laboratory

Organizer 4: Nicholas Ritchie
Email: Nicholas.ritchie@nist.gov
Affiliation: National Institute of Standards and Technology

Posted by Paul Carpenter, Jan. 16, 2018

Title: Re: EPMA Events (Meetings, Workshops, Seminars...)
Post by: emma_fisi on January 25, 2018, 08:00:28 AM
Hi everyone,

We invite you to submit an abstract to the upcoming session entitled “Planetary Building Blocks and the Techniques Needed to Analyze Them” at the Microscopy and Microanalysis Conference in Baltimore, MD from August 5-9, 2018. The abstract submission deadline is February 15, 2018.

 
Symposium Description:

After successful missions to collect solar wind (NASA Genesis), cometary dust (NASA Stardust), and asteroidal regolith (JAXA Hayabusa) and with the successful launches of the JAXA Hayabusa2 and NASA OSIRIS-REx missions, the planetary-materials community is firmly within the era of sample return. The proposed symposium solicits papers that use microscopy and related techniques to explore the origins of planetary materials. We welcome contributions that discuss a range of topics including but not limited to: current analytical approaches, developments in new characterization strategies, developments in spatial and spectral resolution for pushing spectroscopic detection sensitivity and precision, and new protocols for sample handling.

 
Please find the template and submission instructions here:
 

https://www.microscopy.org/MandM/2018/program/submit.cfm


Thank you,

Tom Zega, University of Arizona
Michelle Thompson, NASA Johnson Space Center
Emma Bullock, Carnegie Institution for Science
Title: Re: EPMA Events (Meetings, Workshops, Seminars...)
Post by: IMC19 Congress Managers on February 14, 2018, 10:57:35 PM
19TH INTERNATIONAL MICROSCOPY CONGRESS

9 – 14 September 2018 | ICC Sydney, Australia

The Local Organizing Committee for IMC19 extend a warm invitation to you to join us at the 19th International Microscopy Congress to be held 9 – 14 September 2018, in the stunning new International Convention Centre right in the heart of Sydney.
We are planning an outstanding scientific program led by world renowned plenary speakers that will showcase exciting new developments in microscopy and also demonstrate the transformational role of microscopy in underpinning a range of physical and life sciences.

Sydney, Australia is renowned for its stunning harbour setting, temperate climate and rich arts and dining scenes. Explore the iconic Opera House and Harbour Bridge and experience a myriad of unique Australian experiences. We look forward to warmly welcoming you, and your family, to Australia for this once in a lifetime experience.

For more information please visit our website, www.imc19.com (http://www.imc19.com).
Title: Re: EPMA Events (Meetings, Workshops, Seminars...)
Post by: Spratt NHM on October 17, 2018, 01:55:08 AM
Hi All,
        I am currently finalising the program for the:

JEOL microprobe (UK / Europe) user group meeting
Natural History Museum on Thursday Dec. 13th.

This an informal get together of mostly UK JEOL microprobe users and is a one day meeting with around  5 - 7 informal presentations with representation from JEOL UK. If any of you are in the neighbourhood at this time please feel free to attend.
Please e-mail:

j.spratt@nhm.ac.uk

 for details.

Thanks
John
Title: Quantitative Microanalysis 2019 (June 24-27, 2019)
Post by: Julien on December 07, 2018, 01:47:02 AM
The Microanalysis Society is pleased to announce registration for QMA 2019, Quantitative Microanalysis 2019, is now open. QMA 2019 will be held at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, June 24-27, 2019.  The conference will include user meetings, tutorials, technical platform and poster presentations, vendor demonstrations, group discussions, and a conference banquet. Topics covered include, but are not limited to, quantitative analysis by SEM/EDS and EPMA, compositional mapping, sample preparation, microanalysis education, and reference materials.

Financial support for early career scholars, including undergraduate, graduate, post-doctoral, and early career professional scientists who are within two years of their last degree is available through reimbursement.  A letter describing the details of this award are available on the website.

Visit the QMA 2019 website for updated information regarding registration, the technical program, ECS financial support, travel to the venue, and accommodations.

https://the-mas.org/events/topical-conferences/qma-2019/ (https://the-mas.org/events/topical-conferences/qma-2019/)

Please join us!
The QMA 2019 Organizing Committee

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Title: Re: Quantitative Microanalysis 2019 (June 24-27, 2019)
Post by: Probeman on December 10, 2018, 12:39:13 PM
The Microanalysis Society is pleased to announce registration for QMA 2019, Quantitative Microanalysis 2019, is now open. QMA 2019 will be held at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, June 24-27, 2019.  The conference will include user meetings, tutorials, technical platform and poster presentations, vendor demonstrations, group discussions, and a conference banquet. Topics covered include, but are not limited to, quantitative analysis by SEM/EDS and EPMA, compositional mapping, sample preparation, microanalysis education, and reference materials.

Financial support for early career scholars, including undergraduate, graduate, post-doctoral, and early career professional scientists who are within two years of their last degree is available through reimbursement.  A letter describing the details of this award are available on the website.

Visit the QMA 2019 website for updated information regarding registration, the technical program, ECS financial support, travel to the venue, and accommodations.

https://the-mas.org/events/topical-conferences/qma-2019/ (https://the-mas.org/events/topical-conferences/qma-2019/)

Please join us!
The QMA 2019 Organizing Committee

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Hi Julien,
I see a call for papers, but no abstract format is specified.  When are abstracts due for giving a presentation?
john
Title: Re: EPMA Events (Meetings, Workshops, Seminars...)
Post by: Julien on December 12, 2018, 02:48:53 AM
Abstract submission will be opened soon - we have to solve some technical issues. Abstract format will be the 2-page M&M format. Stay tuned for more info, or look on the website for updates!
Title: Re: EPMA Events (Meetings, Workshops, Seminars...)
Post by: Julien on January 15, 2019, 07:28:56 AM
Hello

Abstract submission for Quantitative Microanalysis 2019 is open!  QMA 2019 is an MAS Topical Conference focused on topics related to quantitative microanalysis by wavelength-dispersive (WDS) and energy-dispersive (EDS) spectrometry.

Deadline (talk): May 15th
Deadline (poster): June 1st
Rolling acceptance - submit early to get a spot

The conference will be held June 24-27, 2019 at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis. 

For a list of programmatic topics, registration, abstract template, and submission please visit our website:
https://the-mas.org/events/topical-conferences/qma-2019/

We look forward to your contribution,
QMA 2019 Organizing Committee
Title: Re: EPMA Events (Meetings, Workshops, Seminars...)
Post by: Juvegre on April 19, 2019, 11:32:24 PM
Deadline is still to come but time flies. Book your Seat with Us!

NEW: facebook page for our workshop  @epmaathens2019


Electron probe microanalysis: Recent developments and applications in Earth science
We are pleased to announce a two-day workshop on the use of the electron probe microanalyzer (EPMA) with particular emphasis on modern developments and geological applications. The workshop will be held in Athens (Greece) at the Agricultural University of Athens on 3-4 October 2019. The instructors will be Ioannis Baziotis, Jasper Berndt, Pierre Lanari, Ery Hughes and Angeliki Papoutsa. The workshop will consist of a series of lectures on the theory and practice of the EPMA instrument followed by focused seminar on its application to solid Earth sciences. Topics will range from conventional major element quantitative analysis to new developments in X-ray mapping, trace element analysis, Fe redox state determination, and estimate of water content in hydrous glasses. All attendees will be asked to provide a brief oral presentation on their research and analytical goals during the workshop. Participation comes with a follow-up opportunity for access to the instrument (see details below).

Free Access to the EPMA facility
All selected applicants will have the opportunity to analyze their rocks (polished thin/thick sections or 1-inch circular mounts) in the 12 months following the workshop.  Participation comes free of charge with up to 2 analytical days (8 hours per day of operator-supervised work and 16 hours per day of overnight automated data collection). Further analytical time can be requested as needed, but will be charged at the hourly rate for outside users.

Target Group
The workshop targets MSc students, PhD students, postdoctoral researchers and early career scientists from across the EU and beyond.

Registration
Participants are kindly requested to register for the workshop by sending an e-mail to Ioannis Baziotis (ibaziotis@aua.gr) or via the website (https://ibaziotis7.wixsite.com/epmaathens2019). The registration fee is 500 euros and includes the attendance at the workshop and two days free access to the EPMA facility. The participants will need to cover the costs of getting to and from Athens as well as their accommodation and local costs. One dinner at the Athens City Center is included. The workshop is open to up to 30 participants. Agenda may be scaled back or cancelled in case of small enrollment (<10 participants).

Workshop in brief
Title: “Recent Developments and Applications in earth sciences of electron probe micro-analysis”

Instructors: Ioannis Baziotis (Agricultural University of Athens), Jasper Berndt (University of Muenster), Pierre Lanari (University of Bern), Ery Hughes (University of Bristol), and Angeliki Papoutsa (Agricultural University of Athens)

Dates: Thursday 3rd – Friday 4th October, 2019 (provisionally 9AM - 7PM)
Venue: Agricultural University of Athens, Iera Odos 75, 11855, Athens, Greece
Room: Laboratory of Mineralogy and Geology

Key dates
Application: 30th June 2019 (Initial application)
Approval of workshop: mid-July 2019 (then participants will be notified to register)
Registration deadline: 31st July, 2019 (late registration is not possible)
Deadline for confirmation: Mid-August, 2019 (exact date TBA)
Payment deadline: end-August 2019

Workshop Programme
We will cover most or all of the following topics during the workshop:

1st day (Theory – principles of EPMA)
9:00-9:30: Welcome
9:30-11:00: Background, strengths and limitations of electron probe microanalysis
11:00-11:30: Break
11:30-13:30: Quantitative analysis-X-ray Maps-Use of standards
13:30-14:30: Lunch time
14:30-17:00: Statistics
17:00:17:30: Break
17:30-19:00: Visit to the other facilities of AUA (single crystal XRD – ICP-OES)
20:30: Dinner at Athens City Center

2nd day (practicals-applications)
9:00-10:00: Visit to the sample preparation, and EPMA facilities
10:00-11:00: Application of EPMA in the study of phosphorus incorporation in silicate minerals: challenges and perspectives
11:00-11:30: Break
11:30-13:30: EPMA as a useful tool in quantitative metamorphic petrology (XMap tools)
13:30-14:30: Lunch time
14:30-17:00: EPMA in quantitative magmatic petrology (Ferric/ferrous iron – H2O estimation on silicate glasses)
17:00-17:30: Break
17:30:19:00: Oral presentations from attendees
Title: Re: EPMA Events (Meetings, Workshops, Seminars...)
Post by: Anette von der Handt on July 02, 2019, 08:07:08 AM
This is a plug for the webinar version of a lunch talk that I attended at M&M last year and found very useful:

"Choosing the Right Coating Material for EM Sample Preparation" hosted by Rave Scientific on July 16, 2019:

https://myemail.constantcontact.com/Webinar-.html?soid=1117453911373&aid=tJCVmEJ8H4g
Title: Re: EPMA Events (Meetings, Workshops, Seminars...)
Post by: Probeman on July 26, 2020, 02:04:04 PM
Zhou (Johnny) Zhang is hosting a number of geology talks on "data mining". The next talk below starts at 7 PM Pacific Coast time in the US (remember the date in China is one day ahead!).

Quote
Chao Zhang (Northwest University, Xi'an, China) will give a talk.

Title: Calculating mineral formula from electron microprobe analysis data using a machine learning method based on principal components regression

Zoom Room ID:687 0392 9656

Time: July 26, Sun 10 am (Beijing time) 

Attached below are some reprints and the speaker schedule (login to see attachments).
Title: Re: EPMA Events (Meetings, Workshops, Seminars...)
Post by: Probeman on July 28, 2020, 11:52:46 AM
So there are a ton of on-line presentations for the virtual M&M meeting:

https://www.microscopy.org/MandM/2020/program/PlatformPresentations.pdf

Is anyone interested in sharing a short list of sessions specifically related to EPMA?
Title: Re: EPMA Events (Meetings, Workshops, Seminars...)
Post by: jrminter on July 29, 2020, 07:58:28 AM
They really have them stacked up with lots of overlapping sessions. That is typical. I wanted a quick guide to the microanalysis sessions so I made a text file with times, names, and titles. I plan to enter notes as I watch... In case this will help others, I am attaching my list. IMHO it is way past time for the society to record these (with author approval) and put them on YouTube after the conference is over.
Title: Re: EPMA Events (Meetings, Workshops, Seminars...)
Post by: Probeman on July 29, 2020, 11:08:09 AM
They really have them stacked up with lots of overlapping sessions. That is typical. I wanted a quick guide to the microanalysis sessions so I made a text file with times, names, and titles. I plan to enter notes as I watch... In case this will help others, I am attaching my list. IMHO it is way past time for the society to record these (with author approval) and put them on YouTube after the conference is over.

Hi John,
Thank-you so much for this.

And yes I agree, these talks should be recorded (with presenter permission) and available for subsequent viewing.
john
Title: Re: EPMA Events (Meetings, Workshops, Seminars...)
Post by: Probeman on August 04, 2020, 10:24:01 AM
The first microanalysis talk starts at 11:30 AM PDT this morning with a talk by Will Nachlas.

https://www.microscopy.org/MandM/2020/
Title: Re: EPMA Events (Meetings, Workshops, Seminars...)
Post by: Probeman on August 04, 2020, 11:35:43 AM
The first microanalysis talk starts at 11:30 AM PDT this morning with a talk by Will Nachlas.

https://www.microscopy.org/MandM/2020/

I could be wrong but apparently these talks are pre-recorded and could be watched at any time within the next month.  So I'm now assuming the discussion is live with the presenter responding?
Title: Re: EPMA Events (Meetings, Workshops, Seminars...)
Post by: Probeman on August 04, 2020, 11:49:31 AM
The first microanalysis talk starts at 11:30 AM PDT this morning with a talk by Will Nachlas.

https://www.microscopy.org/MandM/2020/

I could be wrong but apparently these talks are pre-recorded and could be watched at any time within the next month.  So I'm now assuming the discussion is live with the presenter responding?

I think I'll watch these later as the web server seems to be rrrreeeeeallll slow.
Title: Re: EPMA Events (Meetings, Workshops, Seminars...)
Post by: jrminter on August 04, 2020, 11:57:17 AM
The first microanalysis talk starts at 11:30 AM PDT this morning with a talk by Will Nachlas.

https://www.microscopy.org/MandM/2020/

I could be wrong but apparently these talks are pre-recorded and could be watched at any time within the next month.  So I'm now assuming the discussion is live with the presenter responding?

I think I'll watch these later as the web server seems to be rrrreeeeeallll slow.

I'm very dissappointed. I had everything set and then get nothing but spinning bars...
Title: Re: EPMA Events (Meetings, Workshops, Seminars...)
Post by: JonF on August 04, 2020, 12:11:15 PM
Can't say I've been overly impressed with the live digital platform either. But taking this year online has meant a significant price drop that has made it possible for me to "attend" in the first place, so I shouldn't complain!

The pre-recorded talks I've watched have been ok, but the plenary talks were terrible: just stuttering video and audio that meant it was impossible to follow.

 
Title: Re: EPMA Events (Meetings, Workshops, Seminars...)
Post by: jrminter on August 06, 2020, 07:52:36 AM
I should note that the streaming improved later in the week. I suspect the technical staff were fixing the glitches. It has been years since I could afford to attend in person. I hope that MSA makes a virtual option available in future years. I like watching the presentations from my easy chair and can pause them to get a break.
Title: Re: EPMA Events (Meetings, Workshops, Seminars...)
Post by: Probeman on August 08, 2020, 09:37:23 AM
Those who saw the presentations by John Fournelle and Emma Bullock at M&M this week and were intrigued with how large an effect these "missing elements" had on the matrix correction of the other elements, might want to look through this topic here:

https://probesoftware.com/smf/index.php?topic=92.0

which discusses many of these effects in more detail. I have to admit some of the magnitudes of these "missing element" matrix effects certainly surprised me!   :o

Also here is a discussion on calculating excess oxygen from ferric iron using the method of Droop and including it in the matrix correction which Emma presented using Probe for EPMA, but instead using the free CalcZAF software:

https://probesoftware.com/smf/index.php?topic=691.msg8592#msg8592
Title: Re: EPMA Events (Meetings, Workshops, Seminars...)
Post by: Juvegre on January 04, 2021, 01:18:39 AM
Dear colleagues,

We would like to draw your attention to the 2nd International 5-day VIRTUAL Workshop on EPMA developments and applications (Monday 5th – Friday 9th April, 2021 (provisionally 2PM - 6PM; all times in Eastern European Time; UTC+2).   

Electron probe microanalysis (EPMA) is commonly used to analyze the composition of solid geological materials to help answer a wide range of fundamental questions in geological and planetary sciences. The goal of this 5-day short course is to educate undergraduates, graduates, and early career researchers in the theory and practice of EPMA, with a specific focus on its application to geochemistry. This will be achieved through a set of online lectures covering topics ranging from conventional major element quantitative analysis to new developments in X-ray mapping, trace element analysis, measuring oxidation state and water content of hydrous glasses, and characterizing meteorites. A poster presentation from participants on the first day using Gather.Town will help participants get to know each other and highlight topics of interest for the rest of the course. 

Additionally, participants will have the option to acquire days of hands-on data on the EPMA housed at our lab (Laboratory of Mineralogy and Geology; Agricultural University of Athens) at a reduced price.


For more details go to: https://ibaziotis7.wixsite.com/epmaathens2021.
Register here: https://forms.gle/FUP6t6y2W6pncosu5.


We apologize for multiple postings.


On behalf of the EPMA workshop committee,


Best Regards.

Baziotis Ioannis
Title: Re: EPMA Events (Meetings, Workshops, Seminars...)
Post by: John Donovan on February 06, 2021, 12:53:03 PM
I see that GSA Portland is October 10-13 this year:

https://community.geosociety.org/gsa2021/home

I'm hoping that I (and everyone else) will be vaccinated by then so we can meet in person once again. But my question is: when does the abstract submission period begin for GSA?  I am hoping to be able to present something that the geologists might be interested in.

Edit: OK I see the abstract date starts June 1st.
Title: Re: EPMA Events (Meetings, Workshops, Seminars...)
Post by: John Donovan on March 02, 2021, 09:04:31 AM
As many of you know the Athens EPMA virtual workshop hosted by Ioannis Baziotis from April 5 - 9 will include a number of sessions, including one offered by "yours truly".   :)

There will be a 45 min presentation followed by a 45 min technical workshop where I will demonstrate with the attendees how one can perform quantitative corrections to x-ray map pixels using the Probe for EPMA and CalcImage software packages.

To allow the attendees to follow along with these calculations, they will need to download the CalcZAF and Probe for EPMA (which includes CalcImage) software packages and install them on their computers ahead of time. Ioannis Baziotis will provide download instructions for all attendees before the workshop begins.

Also, all attendees should download the sample data sets we will be working with, which includes a silicate map, an alloy map, a sulfide map and a zircon map. These files are attached below (login to see attachments).

Once you have downloaded and installed the CalcZAF and Probe for EPMA software, you should run Probe for EPMA and it will create a number of folders and configure itself automatically. Two folders it will create are:

C:\UserData

and

C:\UserImages

After these folders are created by running the software, one can download the attached ZIP files below (you need to login to the forum to see the attachments) and extract them to their respective folders. The Workshop_2021_UserData.zip should be extracted to the C:\UserData folder and the Workshop_2021_UserImages.zip should be extracted to the C:\UserImages folder.

We will utilize these sample data files to perform quantitative matrix corrections, including background and interference corrections.
Title: Re: EPMA Events (Meetings, Workshops, Seminars...)
Post by: John Donovan on March 03, 2021, 09:54:28 AM
For those attending the Athens 2021 EPMA workshop organized by Ioannis Baziotis from April 5 - 9, the above post provides information for obtaining the sample datasets we will be using for our quantitative X-ray map calculations.

However, the ZIP files attached to the above post are in JEOL stage coordinates (mm), so for those who would prefer to see the stage coordinates in Cameca units (um), I have attached a set of X-ray maps below that are in Cameca format.
Title: Re: EPMA Events (Meetings, Workshops, Seminars...)
Post by: John Donovan on April 04, 2021, 09:24:11 AM
As many of you know the Athens EPMA virtual workshop hosted by Ioannis Baziotis from April 5 - 9 will include a number of sessions, including one offered by "yours truly".   :)

There will be a 45 min presentation followed by a 45 min technical workshop where I will demonstrate with the attendees how one can perform quantitative corrections to x-ray map pixels using the Probe for EPMA and CalcImage software packages.

To allow the attendees to follow along with these calculations, they will need to download the CalcZAF and Probe for EPMA (which includes CalcImage) software packages and install them on their computers ahead of time. Ioannis Baziotis will provide download instructions for all attendees before the workshop begins.

Also, all attendees should download the sample data sets we will be working with, which includes a silicate map, an alloy map, a sulfide map and a zircon map. These files are attached below (login to see attachments).

Once you have downloaded and installed the CalcZAF and Probe for EPMA software, you should run Probe for EPMA and it will create a number of folders and configure itself automatically. Two folders it will create are:

C:\UserData

and

C:\UserImages

After these folders are created by running the software, one can download the attached ZIP files below (you need to login to the forum to see the attachments) and extract them to their respective folders. The Workshop_2021_UserData.zip should be extracted to the C:\UserData folder and the Workshop_2021_UserImages.zip should be extracted to the C:\UserImages folder.

We will utilize these sample data files to perform quantitative matrix corrections, including background and interference corrections.

I'm bumping this post forward for those attending the Athens 2021 workshop organized by Ioannis Baziotis this week. On Friday I will be giving a demonstration of performing quantitative X-ray mapping using the sample data attached to the above post:

https://probesoftware.com/smf/index.php?topic=99.msg9721#msg9721

Please note that I replaced the Workshop_2021_UserData.zip attachment with an updated one because I had forgotten to convert the "Interference Test" and "Zircon Traces" sample data files to JEOL stage coordinates.  So if you've already downloaded this file, please download and extract it again, overwriting the older files in the C:\UserData folder.
Title: Re: EPMA Events (Meetings, Workshops, Seminars...)
Post by: Probeman on April 28, 2021, 09:47:08 AM
For those who missed my presentation at the (virtual) Athens EPMA workshop 2021 earlier this month, here is a link to my Quantitative WDS X-ray Mapping talk:

https://epmalab.uoregon.edu/posters/Quantitative_Mapping_EPMA_Donovan_2021_v1.pptx

It was an excellent workshop, well organized and very well attended.
Title: Re: EPMA Events (Meetings, Workshops, Seminars...)
Post by: Probeman on September 21, 2021, 08:39:13 AM
I will be presenting our paper on WDS compositional mapping in EPMA Oct 10th at GSA 2021 Portland. The full paper will be in the November issue of American Mineralogist this fall.

(https://probesoftware.com/smf/gallery/395_21_09_21_8_36_05.png)

Please feel free to chat with me after the presentation during the break.
Title: Re: EPMA Events (Meetings, Workshops, Seminars...)
Post by: axelrenno on December 11, 2021, 12:33:25 PM
Dear Colleagues,

The window for submitting abstracts for GEOANALYSIS 2022 begins on 3 January 2022. Early Bird Registration starts on the same day (https://geoanalysis2022.de (https://geoanalysis2022.de)).

The conference will be held in Freiberg (Germany) from 6 - 12 August 2022.

The 11th GEOANALYSIS conference is an international gathering focused on the analysis of geological and environmental materials and is organized by the International Association of Geoanalysts (IAG). This event, like its ten predecessors, will be an important forum for the exchange of knowledge in areas such as:
•   Instrumentation: such as ICP-MS methods, EPMA, SIMS, TIMS, XRF and many more
•   Reference Materials and Proficiency Tests
•   Automated Analytical Methods for exploration and raw material assessment
•   In-situ  Mapping using Major and Trace Elements as well as Isotopes

The philosophy of Geoanalysis conferences is to provide an intimate gathering of ca. 200 delegates with an all-inclusive programme of scientific and cultural activities, with accommodation available near to the conference centre, thereby maximizing networking opportunities. 
An extensive workshop programme is scheduled in conjunction with the meeting.

We would be very interested in increasing the proportion of contributions from the EPMA community.
In particular, I would find it very significant to intensify the discussion that was recently initiated by the "Open Letter to the Microanalysis Community" (https://probesoftware.com/smf/index.php?topic=1415.msg10367#msg10367  (https://probesoftware.com/smf/index.php?topic=1415.msg10367#msg10367)) at the meeting.

Direct inquiries can be directed to me (a.renno@hzdr.de) or the organizing committee (office@geoanalysis2022.de).

With my best wishes
On behalf of the organizers
Axel Renno
Title: Re: EPMA Events (Meetings, Workshops, Seminars...)
Post by: emma_fisi on January 11, 2022, 12:51:42 PM
We invite you to submit an abstract for Symposium A05: Quantitative and Qualitative Mapping of Materials at the upcoming Microscopy and Microanalysis meeting, to be held both virtually and in-person in Portland, Oregon from July 31-August 4th 2022. The abstract deadline is February 15th, and more instructions, including an abstract template, can be found at the website https://www.microscopy.org/MandM/2022/.

The Symposium description is given below:

A05:  Quantitative and Qualitative Mapping of Materials
 
This symposium will discuss applications and advances in qualitative and quantitative mapping utilizing techniques such as energy-dispersive spectrometry, wavelength-dispersive spectrometry, x-ray fluorescence, electron backscatter diffraction, secondary ionization mass spectrometry, cathodoluminescence and laser ablation mass spectrometry. The software used to produce and manipulate maps will be discussed, as will best-practice methods for obtaining optimum results. Applications include, but are not limited to, geological and extraterrestrial materials, semiconductors, biological materials, and ceramics.

• Quantitative element mapping
• Qualitative mapping
• EDS/WDS/EBSD/XRF/SIMS/LA-ICPMS/CL
• Geological and extraterrestrial materials
• Biological materials
• Metals, ceramics and semi-conductors

Organizers:
Angela Halfpenny
Central Washington University 
(Angela.Halfpenny@cwu.edu)

Emma Bullock,
Carnegie Science
(ebullock@carnegiescience.edu)
Title: Re: EPMA Events (Meetings, Workshops, Seminars...)
Post by: sckuehn on January 15, 2022, 04:38:38 PM
Dear colleagues,

You are invited to participate in the Tephra Fusion 2022 virtual workshop this February and March.

The primary audience for this workshop is scientists whose work intersects with tephra and volcanic ash samples and data as well as other scientists who may use similar types of research samples, software tools, or data. Much volcanic ash work is done with EPMA and SEM-EDS, and the workshop will include information about  a new approach for archiving EPMA data and analytical methods at the EarthChem repository. These approaches may be relevant to others who utilize the same techniques on various geological materials.

The Tephra Fusion 2022 virtual workshop is intended to report on progress made, recently-released recommended practices, new software tools and field apps, and new support for tephra data in open-access data archives. Participants will also learn how to make their data open and FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, Reusable) and learn about the broader open data landscape. We will have perspectives from funding agencies, journal publishers, and data repositories. The workshop is also intended to gather community input, identify unmet needs, and initiate planning for future developments.

Registration: https://forms.gle/kLWZHsF48KM5Gj5F7 (same link valid for all sessions)

Workshop Website: https://tephrochronology.org/cot/Tephra2022/ (See first circular for agenda and speakers)

Format:  virtual workshop series, four 2-hour (max) webinar sessions

Media:  Zoom -- Workshop videos will be made available on the website after each session.

Dates:  February 10, 18, 25 and March 3 (Thursdays & Fridays)

Conveners: Steve Kuehn (sckuehn@concord.edu) Kristi Wallace (kwallace@usgs.gov) Marcus Bursik (mib@buffalo.edu) Andrei Kurbatov (akurbatov@maine.edu)
Title: Re: EPMA Events (Meetings, Workshops, Seminars...)
Post by: Juvegre on February 28, 2022, 10:25:17 AM
Dear Colleagues,
Apologize for multiple postings. Still have some open slots, and registration deadline extended up to 28th February 2022 (late registration is possible but is not recommended)!

So, here is the announcement of the 3rd 4-day virtual Workshop on EPMA developments and applications, and do not hesitate to visit our new website (https://sites.google.com/view/epmathens2022).

Electron probe microanalysis (EPMA) is commonly used to analyze the composition of solid geological materials to help answer a wide range of fundamental questions in geological and planetary sciences. The goal of this 4-day short course is to educate undergraduates, graduates, and early career researchers in the theory and practice of EPMA, with a specific focus on its application to geochemistry. This will be achieved through a set of online lectures covering topics ranging from conventional major element quantitative analysis to new developments in X-ray mapping, soft X-ray analysis, trace element analysis, measuring oxidation state and water content of hydrous glasses, and characterizing meteorites. Usage of EPMA through a live 2-hours demo will also be given. A socializing event on the first day using Gather.Town will help participants get to know each other and highlight topics of interest for the rest of the course.

For more details follow the link: https://sites.google.com/view/epmathens2022.

Register here: https://forms.gle/4eqKHqCKcj8wNUz16.

On behalf of the EPMA workshop committee,

Best Regards,
Baziotis Ioannis
Title: Re: EPMA Events (Meetings, Workshops, Seminars...)
Post by: Probeman on April 08, 2022, 01:46:34 PM
Due to interest expressed at the 2022 Athens EPMA Workshop (see above post), we have decided to offer an MAS sponsored EPMA software workshop for several free software applications that are available to all. It is being called the "2022 MAS EPMA Software Workshop".

The presenters will be Nicholas Ritchie (NIST), John Donovan (University of Oregon), Aurelien Moy (University of Wisconsin), Mia Kraft (University of Minnesota) and Hendrix Demers (McGill University). The workshop will be moderated by Ed Vicenzi (Smithsonian Institution) and Owen Neil (University of Michigan).

The workshop is open to all and will be held on June 15th starting at 11:00 AM Eastern US time and offers the following software demonstrations (US Pacific Coast Time):

8:00 - 8:05     Intro (Vicenzi, 5 min)

8:05 - 8:45     DTSA2 (Ritchie, 40 min)

8:45 - 9:25    CalcZAF/Standard (Donovan, 40 min)

9:25 - 9:40     Break/Discussion (15 min)

9:40 - 10:05   BadgerFilm (Moy, 25 min)

10:05 - 10:25   Re-Imager (Kraft, 20 min)

10:25 - 10:55   WinXray/Casino (Demers, 30 min)

10:55 - 11:10   PictureSnapApp (Donovan, 15min)

11:10 - 11:15   Good bye (Vicenzi, 5 min)

All software will be available for download and sample data provided so attendees can follow along. More details to follow.
Title: Re: EPMA Events (Meetings, Workshops, Seminars...)
Post by: Probeman on April 14, 2022, 03:42:42 PM
If you missed my (virtual) presentations at the Athens 2022 EPMA Workshop, they are available here for download:

https://epmalab.uoregon.edu/posters.htm

I presented on Light Element Analysis, and Errors and Statistics in EPMA. It was an excellent meeting and I believe a good time was had by all!    :D

Thank-you to John Fournelle whose work these presentations were originally based on.
Title: Re: EPMA Events (Meetings, Workshops, Seminars...)
Post by: John Donovan on May 31, 2022, 03:58:04 PM
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More information here:

https://the-mas.org/events/mas-events/free-software-tools-for-microanalysis-2022/

To register for this event click here:

https://the-mas.org/events/mas-events/mas-webinars/free-software-tools-for-microanalysis-registration/
Title: Re: EPMA Events (Meetings, Workshops, Seminars...)
Post by: John Donovan on June 08, 2022, 07:58:51 AM
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More information here:

https://the-mas.org/events/mas-events/free-software-tools-for-microanalysis-2022/

To register for this event click here:

https://the-mas.org/events/mas-events/mas-webinars/free-software-tools-for-microanalysis-registration/

Just wanted to remind people again of the free software tools for microanalysis workshop next Wednesday at 8 AM Pacific Coast time. This workshop is where the authors of each application will provide tutorials for their software.

Software tutorials will include the use of DTSA2, CalcZAF/Standard, BadgerFilm, Re-Imager, WinXray/Casino and PictureSnapApp. And all software packages will be available for downloading for free.

Be sure to download all the software you are interested in and install it beforehand so you can follow along in the tutorials if you like.

https://the-mas.org/events/mas-events/free-software-tools-for-microanalysis-2022/
Title: Re: EPMA Events (Meetings, Workshops, Seminars...)
Post by: Probeman on June 15, 2022, 02:51:51 PM
(https://probesoftware.com/smf/gallery/1_31_05_22_3_56_47.png)

More information here:

https://the-mas.org/events/mas-events/free-software-tools-for-microanalysis-2022/

To register for this event click here:

https://the-mas.org/events/mas-events/mas-webinars/free-software-tools-for-microanalysis-registration/

Just wanted to remind people again of the free software tools for microanalysis workshop next Wednesday at 8 AM Pacific Coast time. This workshop is where the authors of each application will provide tutorials for their software.

Software tutorials will include the use of DTSA2, CalcZAF/Standard, BadgerFilm, Re-Imager, WinXray/Casino and PictureSnapApp. And all software packages will be available for downloading for free.

Be sure to download all the software you are interested in and install it beforehand so you can follow along in the tutorials if you like.

https://the-mas.org/events/mas-events/free-software-tools-for-microanalysis-2022/

In case you missed it this week, I just wanted to mention that a video of the free software tools for microanalysis 2022 workshop is now on Youtube:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tFIiPvhOOGk
Title: Re: EPMA Events (Meetings, Workshops, Seminars...)
Post by: Ben Buse on July 21, 2022, 09:26:24 AM
Some things to think about at M&M2022 Portland

Decarbonizing international conferences https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-020-02057-2 (https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-020-02057-2)

Role of universities https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/frsus.2021.679019/full (https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/frsus.2021.679019/full)

Have a great meeting

Ben