Event showcases atomic resolution microscopy


A conference to commemorate the historical development of atomic resolution microscopy will be held June 15-17 at the Nittany Lion Inn on the University Park campus in State College.

The Penn State Physics Department, in association with the International Field Emission Society, will hold the "Fiftieth Anniversary of Atomic Resolution Microscopy" to celebrate the earliest and later atomic-scale imaging and related analytical techniques, up to the present. Eminent scientists will address the historical origins and applications of all the atomic-scale imaging and related techniques.

Members of the press are invited to learn how atomic scale imaging affects everyday life-everything from cell phones to airplanes to drugs require this capability. The celebration, which will be of great interest to microscopists, materials scientists and surface scientists, will emphasize the historic significance of the 50th anniversary of the first time that atoms were resolved by humans. Registration information can be obtained at http://www.outreach.psu.edu/C&I/AtomicResolution/ or by calling 814-863-5110.

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