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NSFE 2018

Park Systems and TU Bergakademie Freiberg (TU Freiberg), Institute of Mechanical Process Engineering and Mineral Processing will host the 1st NanoScientific Forum Europe 2018 (NSFE 2018). This open AFM User Meeting will focus on sharing and exchanging the cutting-edge research for both materials and life science disciplines using Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM). A special session during the scientific program will be held to the topic nanobubbles, which is a part of the flagship project of TU Freiberg and Helmholtz Institute Freiberg for Resource Technology.

An exciting agenda is planned for the 2,5 days:

  • • Lectures by renowned AFM researchers
  • • Instrument workshops on Park Systems AFMs, including basic and advanced measuring techniques as well as tips and tricks, how to obtain stunning AFM data
  • • Poster session and image contest with amazing prizes!
  • • Evening events: 
                              Wednesday Evening: Fusing Science & People - Conference Gala Dinner
                              Thursday Evening: Doscovering Natural Treasures - terra mineralia Tour&Party

Invited Speaker

  •         Dr. Rüdiger Berger, Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, Germany
  •        Prof. Dr. Lukas Eng, Technical University Dresden, Germany
  •         •Prof. Steven de Feyter, KU Leuven, Belgium
  •         •Dr. Francesco Simone Ruggeri, Cambridge University, United Kingdom
  •         • Dr. Tobias Cramer, University of Bologna, Italy
  •         •Dr. Cristiano Albonetti, CRN - ISMN, Italy


Special Session "nanobubbles"

  •         •Prof. Urs Peuker, TU Bergakademie Freiberg, Germany
  •         •Yaowen Xing, Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, Germany
  •         •Lisa Ditscherlein, TU Bergakademie, Freiberg, Germany
  •         •Paul Knüper, TU Bergakademie Freiberg, Germany
  •         • Edgar Schach, Helmholtz Institute Freiberg for Resource Technology, Germany
  •         •Bent Babel, Helmholtz Institute Freiberg for Resource Technology, Germany








Conference Topics

  • • Geoscience and sustainable energy applications
  • • Polymers and composites
  • • Nanoelectronics, photonic and photovoltaic applications
  • • Nanomaterials and Life Science
  • • Special Session nanobubbles*
  • • Nanomechanical and Electrical Characterization
  • • Characterization Techniques in Aqueous Solution
  • • Advanced Imaging







 * The special session to nanobubbles will cover the influence of nanobubbles in engineering processes like melt filtration (CRC 920, a flagship project of TU Freiberg) and flotation (SPP2045, TU Freiberg and Helmholtz Institute Freiberg for Resource Technology). For more information click here:

Paper 1 / Paper 2 / Paper 3 / Paper 4


Important Deadlines
Registration for the conference is open until September 30.
Abstract / image submission is open until June 30*.

*The best papers will be featured in the NanoScientific Journal, a quarterly journal covering the latest advancements in the field of nanotechnology, and co-sponsor of the NSFE.
The best paper will be awarded with an AFM Scholarship from Park Systems.

The images with the highest “coolness” factor will be awarded with special prizes. 

More Information
If you would like additional information or would like to subscribe to the conference email list, please contact:

Justyna Sliwa, Conference Organizer
Park Systems Europe GmbH
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+49-621- 490896-50

We're looking forward to seeing you at the NanoScientific Forum Europe 2018 (NSFE 2018)!

Please fill in the registration form. The invoice will be sent to you via email.
Conference fee:
Students / PhDs: 75eur
PostDocs/Professors/ Industry : 125 eur


Please prioritize from 1 to 6, which Hands-on-Sessions are of your most interest
(1- the smallest note; 6- the highest note).
You will be signed up for the highest scored sessions.



Image Contest*

Image Submission
Please send your outstanding AFM image** to nsfe@parksystems.com

Please include:
-Image Caption
-Scanning Conditions: System / Scan Size / Scan Mode / Scan Rate / Cantilever /Pixel

** JPG/PNG/PDF format

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