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Low Energy Ion Scattering (LEIS) workshop 2019 call for abstracts

LEIS Workshop 2019

The Industrial Focus Group  XUV Optics, part of the MESA+ Institute for Nanotechnology at the University of Twente, will host the 2019 edition of the European Low Energy Ion Scattering (LEIS) workshop. We invite researchers involved in surface analysis with LEIS and related techniques to submit an abstract for this workshop and also explicitly invite people who are interested in the application of LEIS to join this workshop and exchange ideas and experiences with knowledgeable scientists in the field.

We are looking forward to your contributions and hope to meet many of you on 13 June at the University of Twente.

 Call for Abstracts

Description and Aim

The annual European LEIS Users Workshop will be organised at the University of Twente. During this one day workshop, researchers involved in surface analysis with Low-Energy Ion Scattering (LEIS) and related techniques can exchange their most recent results and experiences. The aim is to provide an informal and effective platform for discussing the LEIS technique and promote the use of LEIS as an analytical tool for surface and thin film analysis with ultimate sensitivity. We invite researchers using LEIS and related techniques, scientists working on theory of ion scattering and researchers with interest for application of the LEIS technique to join this meeting.

In the workshop programme there is space for short contributions on analysis with LEIS and development of the technique. Poster contributions can also be accommodated.  Moreover, also informal discussion sessions will be organised, where users and researchers interested in the LEIS technique can exchange results and ideas.

The registration form can be used for submitting an abstract for a talk or poster and/or for suggesting topics for discussion sessions.


Workshop venue will be the newly opened U Parkhotel, located at the campus of the University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands (

We have tentatively reserved hotel rooms in nearby hotels for participants who wish to arrive the day before the meeting at a rate of 79,50 up to 96,50 euro per night for a single room (excl. breakfast and tax). In case you would like to reserve a room, you can indicate this on the registration form.

For participants arriving already during the afternoon of Wednesday 12 June, we organise a dinner at the U Parkhotel. If you would like to join this dinner, please indicate so upon registration.

important dates

Please note the following deadlines and important dates:
Monday 22 April 2019: deadline for abstract submission
Wednesday 1 May 2019: notification of the preliminary programme
Wednesday 29 May 2019: registration deadline for the LEIS workshop 2019
Friday 12 May 2019: deadline hotel reservation for allocated rooms, after this date the hotel cannot keep rooms reserved for participants of this meeting. Registration is still possible after this date, but accommodation is not guaranteed.

Organisation / Contact

The LEIS Users Meeting 2019 will be hosted by Prof. Dr. Fred Bijkerk and Dr. Marko Sturm from the XUV Optics group at the MESA+ Institute for Nanotechnology, University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands.

Meeting organisation:

Mrs. Carin Krijnen (secretary)
Dr. ir. Marko Sturm
University of Twente
P.O. Box 217
7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands
Phone: +31 (53) 489 2863

Conference Hotel U Parkhotel:
De Veldmaat 8
7522 NM Enschede
The Netherlands
Phone: +31 (53) 433 13 66

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