Young Surface Analyst competition deadline extended to 31st May 2017

Please submit abstracts for consideration to the UKSAF secretary

If you have already submitted an abstract but not received a confirmation reply can you resend it as we are aware that some have not arrived


The UK Surface Analysis Forum (UKSAF) is a society for scientists from academia and industry with a common interest in the techniques and applications of surface analysis. It meets twice yearly, in January and July, to discuss the latest research and issues of interest to the surface analysis community and to exchange views on current trends. In addition to these regular meetings the group collaborates with other scientific and industrial groups to promote and communicate the vital role played by surface analysis in both industry and academia.

Although the society is based in the UK, membership is open to all and we encourage participants from institutions outside the UK. To join the group, simply register and attend the next meeting, and opt to pay the one-off non-member supplement.

We are always keen to hear from researchers using surface analytical tools and especially about new advances in techniques and methods.  If you are interested in speaking at one of our meetings please contact the UKSAF secretary (emily.smith@nottingham.ac.uk) or any committee member with an overview/abstract so this can be considered for future meetings.

Next Meeting

Modern instruments collect data at an alarming rate and have many more options than the previous generation of equipment. The challenge is to harness the full potential available from modern instrumentation. Hence the theme for the summer 2017 meeting is aimed at encouraging exploration and innovation at both the acquisition and analysis phases when performing surface analysis.
One obvious characteristic of modern instruments is improved performance compared to older instruments. XP spectra with extended background regions are now easily available and to illustrate the many uses to which such data can be made a QUASES XPS data processing workshop is offered to those attending the UKSAF meeting.
Location: Pavilions Teignmouth, The Den Crescent, Teignmouth, TQ14 8BG
Hosted by: Neal Fairley, CasaXPS Software Ltd
Date: Wednesday 5th July 2017 (also YSA Forum 4th July and Quases Workshop 6th July 2017)