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5th Annual European Forum on Nanoscale IR Spectroscopy

Each year the EFNS international conference connects leading scientists in the field of nanoscale Infrared I spectroscopy and scattering SNOM. This interactive forum benefits anyone interested in nanoscale characterisation of chemical and physical properties in polymers, 2D materials, materials science, life sciences, pharmaceuticals and micro-electronics. The program is designed to facilitate information sharing, nanoIR community development and networking.

This year’s meeting was successfully hosted by Dr. Erik van Heumen from the Van der Waals Zeeman Institute at University of Amsterdam attracting over 70 delegates . There were 17 presentations and 18 posters presented.

In 2020 the conference will be supported by Prof. Bernhard Lendl and Dr. Georg Ramer from University of Vienna, Austria. We will soon be announcing registration details via email and social media communication.

Key Topics:

The conference covers new technology developments and exciting application discoveries made using photothermal-based nanoIR spectroscopy and scattering SNOM. The technique will be introduced from first principles and all key application fields will be covered from polymeric samples, life sciences to 2D materials.

  • Oral presentations for leading researchers
  • Poster sessions
  • Extensive networking opportunities and social events
  • Demonstrations highlighting new Bruker nanoIR technology


Download 2019 conference program.

Conference Location:

University of Vienna, Austria

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Poster Presentation - Authors of accepted abstracts are expected to present a poster. Poster session will be on Wednesday and Thursday, September, 2020 and a best poster presentation will be awarded to Phd researchers

The submission deadline will be announced at the time of registration.

Social activities with dinner will also be part of the social calendar and included in the registration fee.

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