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Important announcements about the HERALD network

1. Conference funding for Inclusiveness Targetted Countries (ITC)

The EU has granted extra budget to COST and this is being passed on to running projects in the form of a new networking tool “ITC Conference Grants”.  These grants are to support PhD students and ECI* researchers from participating ITC countries** to attend any scientific conference not specifically organised by the COST Action.  Vouched travel costs, registration fees up to €500 and accommodation/food up to €160/day can be covered.  The conference must take place before the end of March 2018.  To apply, please e-mail the Action Chair, explaining how the scientific scope of your proposed attendance can support the HERALD objectives.  More information here.

Aside from this, all HERALD events include travel support for some ITC delegates; please contact the local organiser for details.

* An Early Career Investigator (ECI) is an...

Training school on ion beam techniques to study ALD films in Jyväskylä, Finland, 6-8 Nov 2017

  • Purpose/aim of event: To first give the participants an introduction to different ion beam analysis techniques, especially in the analysis of thin films, followed by a hands-on experience in the art of time-of-flight elastic recoil detection analysis (TOF-ERDA), Rutherford backscattering spectrometry (RBS) and helium ion microscopy (HIM)
  • Invited speakers and tentative titles:
    • Prof. Mikko Ritala, University of Helsinki, Finland: Importance of ion beam analysis in ALD research
    • Prof. Chris Jeynes, University of Surrey, UK: IBA (RBS) basics and application for thin film studies
    • Dr. Daniel Primetzhofer, University of Uppsala, Sweden: Medium energy ion scattering
    • Dr. Johan Meerschaut, Imec, Belgium: Ion beam analysis in industrial environment at Imec
    • Dr. Kai Arstila, University of Jyväskylä, Finland: Helium ion microscopy and spectroscopy
    • Prof. Timo Sajavaara, University of Jyväskylä, Finland: Analysis of light and heavy elements using heavy-ion ERDA
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Training school for early-career investigators at ALD Russia 2017

Atomic Layer Deposition Russia 2017

Young scientists from countries and institutions participating in HERALD are welcome to St Petersburg, Russia, on 28 September 2017 to take part in the Training School on Chemical Basis of ALD. Here, reputable scientists from Russia, Europe and North America will speak on fundamental chemical aspects of ALD rarely discussed in application-driven research papers.

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