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Piezoelectric Force Microscopy and related applications

23-05 MPF Workshop Artois

University of Artois (UCCS UMR CNRS 8181) and Park Systems are pleased to invite you to a workshop on "Piezoelectric Force Microscopy and related applications", taking place in person on 25 – 26 of May 2023 at the Faculty of Sciences Jean Perrin in Lens, France.


The two-day event is free of charge and requires a registration in advance.

Deadline: 10 May 2023


Date: 25-26 May 2023

Time: Day 1 from 02.00 - 06.00 pm and Day 2 from 8.30 am - 12.30 pm

Venue: University of Artois, Faculty of Sciences Jean Perrin, Building B, Basement, Amphitheater S25, Rue Jean Souvraz, 62300 Lens, France*






Please note, that the program is not yet final and will be updated on a regular basis.

Day 1

  • 2.00 pm - Welcome & Introduction
  • 2.10 pm - Talk by Assoc. Prof. Anthony Ferri (UCCS-Lens, University of Artois, France)
    Title:Probing the nanoscale electromechanical activity in innovative lead-free oxide films and PVDF-based organic materials by Piezoresponse Force Microscopy
  • 2.45 pm - Talk by Prof. Brice Gautier (Institut National des Sciences Appliquées de Lyon, France)
    Title: Phase field simulation of ferroelectric domains
  • 3.20 pm - Talk by Assoc. Prof. Tobias Cramer (University of Bologna, Italy) 
    Title: Quantitative imaging of electroswelling in organic mixed ionic electronic conductors
  • 3.55 pm - COFFEE BREAK
  • 4.15 pm - Live Demo on Park FX40 AFM
    by Dr. Alexander Klasen (Park Systems Europe, Germany)
  • 5.15 pm - Closing Remarks
  • 7.00 pm - Evening Program: Dinner and Networking @ Hôtel Louvre Lens – Esprit de France


Day 2

  • 8.30 am - Welcome
  • 8.40 am - Talk by Dr. Andrei Kholkin (University of Aveiro, Portugal)
    Title: Recent developments in Piezoresponse Force Microscopy of ferroelectrics and related materials
  • 9.15 am - Talk by Dr. Alexander Klasen (Park Systems Europe, Germany)
    Title: From Barium Titanate to PVDF and 2D Heterostructures: A Comprehensive Look Ferroelectric Materials via Piezoelectric Force Microscopy
  • 9.50 am - Talk by Dr. Samuel Dominic Seddon (Technical University of Dresden, Germany)
    Title: Under Pressure: A local examination of ferroelectric domain walls under applied uniaxial strain
  • 10.25 am - COFFEE BREAK
  • 10.45 am - Live Demo on Park NX10 AFM
    by Dr. Alexander Klasen (Park Systems Europe, Germany)
  • 11.45 pm - Closing Remarks




A special THANK YOU to Associate Prof. Anthony Ferri and Dr. Antonio Da Costa from UCCS-Lens for hosting this event




*Please note that this will be a live and in-person event, which will neither be streamed nor recorded.

If you have questions regarding the workshop, you can contact Katja Kiffner from Parks Systems Europe.