Essential content for those who laser mark, micro-machine and/or whose laser
processes have specific surface requirements.
Issues dealt with include:• staining • particulates • delamination • surface
mechanical properties • surface reactivity • corrosion and degradation
• cleanliness • contamination • impurities • surface topography
• surface diffusion • environmental compatibility • leaching and segregation
If you have the task of fixing the material related problems when they arise
then this workshop is for you.
Chair: Martin Sharp, Chair, AILU Medical Group (Liverpool John Moores University)
Dr Mike Petty (Loughborough Surface Analysis Ltd) and
Professor John Sullivan (Midlands Surface Analysis)
09:30 – 10:00 Registration and refreshments
10:00 – 11:15 Session 1
Introduction to the day
Martin Sharp Chair of the AILU Medical Group
Overview of the day
Mike Petty Loughborough Surface Analysis (LSA) Ltd
X-ray photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS): chemical state information
Auger electron spectroscopy (AES): elemental information, high spatial resolution
11:15 – 11:45 Refreshment break
11:45 – 12:40 Session 2
Secondary ion mass spectrometry (SIMS) – ultra-high sensitivity to all elements
Laser induced mass analysis (LIMA) – particulate analysis
Atomic force microscopy (AFM), nano hardness & nano scratch testing
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch break
14:00 – 15:30 Session 3
Laboratory demonstration of XPS, AES and AFM techniques.
FREE analysis and evaluation of participants’ own samples may be undertaken by prior arrangement.
15:30 - 15:45 Refreshment break
15:45 - 16:30 Clinic / Open Forum
An opportunity to discuss specific cases of interest
There will be the opportunity for participants to discuss problems of a commercially confidential nature with representative from LSA and MSA on a one-to-one basis after the close of the meeting.
This Event is being held in the North Wing (Room 604) of Aston University, Birmingham B4 7ET. Public parking is available nearby and the venue can be easily reached by train, bus and coach.registration form here, complete and return the form by post or fax to the AILU Office.
Fees, including buffet lunch and refreshments:
- AILU member rate £70.00 + VAT (= £82.25)
- Non-member rate* £85.00 + VAT (= £99.87)
*Join AILU within 10 weeks of the workshop and a £15 discount will be given on your first year's membership.
NOTE: Maximum of 20 delegates
AILU reserves the right to alter the programme or cancel the meeting at short notice and accepts no responsibility for the views expressed by the speakers or delegates.