EPMA Fall Workshop

September 24-26, 2003

University of Oregon (CAMCOR)

Eugene, Oregon

UofO Visitors Link

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John Armstrong
NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology)
Microanalysis Group
Gaithersburg, MD

Tentative Program:

Wed morning (General EPMA)
John Armstrong (NIST)- "Instrumental, standardization and correction procedure requirements for performing high precision and good accuracy electron microprobe analyses of geological materials and other insulating specimens -- pitfalls and promises"

Morning break
Paul Wallace (Univ of Oregon)- Measuring S Kalpha wavelength shifts in natural silicate glasses
John Donovan (Univ of Oregon)- MAN versus Off-peak background corrections
John Fournelle (Univ of Wisconsin)- Fluorine in Fe-bearing phases, TAP vs W/Si-60A vs W/Si-45A

Wed Afternoon (Geology and in the lab discussions)
Ken Severin (Univ of Alaska)- Na volatization in glasses
Claire Pettersen (Univ of Wisconsin)- Metal diffusion in synthetic glasses
Scotty Cornelius (Washington State University)- Calculation of mineral formulas from microprobe analyses that include halogens

Thursday morning (Thin films)
John Armstrong (NIST)- "Multiple voltage electron probe microanalysis (MV-EPMA) A versatile and sensitive tool for non-destructive characterization of thin films, layered specimens, and other types of surface and near-surface analysis."

Morning Break
John Fournelle (Univ of Wisconsin)-Light element EPMA 1. Boron in Mo-Si-B phases and in MgB2
Tran Phung (Univ of Oregon)- Al2O3-ZnO multi-layers and quantitation issues with varying replicate thickness
John Fournelle- Need for a realistic approximation of fluorescence across diffusion couple boundaries for epma correction

Thursday afternoon (Materials and in the lab discussions)
John Fournelle (Univ of Wisconsin)- Crossover in LDEs (refraction effects in multi-layers)
Paul Carpenter (NASA, Marshall Flight Ctr)- EPMA Standards. Issues Related to Measurement and Accuracy Evaluation in EPMA
Thin Film and light element demonstration and discussion

Friday morning (in the lab discussion of software issues)
Donovan, Fournelle, Carpenter and Kremser lead discussion of present state of software development

Morning break
Donovan, Fournelle, Carpenter and Kremser lead discussion of future capabilities and concerns

Registration by mail or FAX will be required by Aug 30, 2003 by all attendees. The registration form is available here:

Registration Form

Registration fees are as follows:

Industry and other for profit registration: $400
Academic and other non-profit registration: $100

Checks should be made out to: University of Oregon

Coffee and snacks will be provided for the morning and afternoon breaks. No other meals will be provided although we will try to arrange for some group lunche and dinner outings during the workshop.

The location of the workshop will be in the conference room, 200 Cascade Hall and the adjoining Microanalytical Facility in 210 Cascade Hall depending on whether a talk or lab is scheduled. A map of the campus is located here:


You will need to arrange for your own lodgings. These places are all within easy walking distance to the campus. The Best Western is the closest and the Phoenix Inn is a little nicer.

Best Western Inn (New Oregon)
1655 Franklin Blvd
Eugene, OR 97403

(541) 683-3669

Campus Inn
390 E Broadway
Eugene, OR 97401

(541) 343-3376

Phoenix Inn
850 Franklin Blvd
Eugene, OR 97401

(541) 344-0001

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