5th Autumn School
X-ray Scattering from Surfaces and Thin Layers



12. - 15. September 2001

2nd Announcement

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Following the main topics of our school the following tutorials will be presented:

Vladimir Kaganer (PDI- Berlin): Kinematic theory of x-ray scattering from lattice defects in crystals and films.
Frank Schreiber (MPI-Stuttgart): X-ray reflectivity and X-ray standing-waves of organic materials.
Julian Stangl (University Linz): Grazing-incidence small angle scattering from surface nanostructures (GISAX).
Alexei Nefedov (University Bochum): Soft-X-ray scattering from metallic multilayers.
Jorg Grenzer (University Potsdam): Grazing-incidence X-ray diffraction from buried interfaces.
Nikolay Artemiev (University Prague): Progress in X-ray optics components.

The tutorials will be presented in the beginning of each session. After the tutorials, 20-minutes oral presentations are planned followed by a discussion, almost unrestricted in time. In order to arrange the scientific program, we ask you kindly to submit title and abstract (no restrictions in length) of your contributed talk. As mentioned in the 1st announcement, the contributed talks should be presented by young scientists and students, reporting on recent results and future projects of their scientific work.

The deadline for the abstract submission is June 30, 2001.

The conference fee of USD 250 includes board and lodging and the other conference events. The money should be paid up to May 31, 2001.

1st Announcement

This autumn school is the fifth in row on the topic of high-resolution X-ray measurements and interpretation from thin films and surfaces. As the last one, held in 1999, the conference is organized on a romantic castle in Smolenice close to Bratislava (Slovakia). In order to welcome students and young scientists we are panning to keep to costs low as possible again (about 250US\$ for board and lodging including conference materials and "evening sessions"). The conference site also allows us to invite a number of Eastern Europe scientists as well. As a tradition especially graduate and post-graduate students and other young scientists are calling to present their actual and often still unpublished results. Professors and other "Chiefs" are welcome but they will not give talks. Because no proceeding appeared the discussion can be very lively and fruitful. The conference site in Smolenice/Slovakia, is kindly provided by the Slovakian Academy of Science. It is located 40 km north from Bratislava, is very close to Germany and Austria, too. The "how-to-get-there" instructions will be sent to all participants at least three weeks before the conference.

The main topics of the Autumn School will be:

The school program will consist in a limited number of lectures to the above named general topics (90 minutes each) given by young but experienced speakers.

After these tutorials 20-minutes oral presentations are planned followed by an unrestricted discussion. A small poster presentation can be organized as well. The content of the invited lectures will be distributed at the beginning of the school. No official proceeding will be published.

The Autumn school will be organized by the Masaryk University Brno (Czech Republic), the University of Potsdam (Germany), and the Institute of Electrical Engineering Slovak Academy of Science Bratislava (Slovak Republic). Additionally we expect support of the Deutsche Kristallographische Gesellschaft, Czech and Slovak Crystallographic Society, and from several X-ray industrial companies.

Please send your principal interest to one of the organizers. For further details please feel you free to ask one of the organizers.

If you or your students are going to participate at the school, please fill and submit the preregistration form.

The organizing committee:

Prof. Dr. Ullrich Pietsch
Institute of Solid State Physics, University of Potsdam, Am Neuen Palais 10, 14415 Potsdam, Germany
phone: (+49)-331-977 1286
fax: (+49)-331-977 1083
e-mail: upietsch@rz.uni-potsdam.de

Dr. Vaclav Holy
Department of Solid State Physics, Faculty of Science Masaryk University, Kotlarska 2, 61137 Brno, Czech Republic
phone: (+420)-5-4112 9441
fax: (+420)-5-4121 1214
e-mail: holy@physics.muni.cz

The local contact: Dr. Pavel Bohacek
Institute of Electrical Engineering, Slovak Academy of Science, Vrbovska cesta 102, 92101 Piestany, Slovak Republic
phone: (+421)-838-7903385
fax: (+421)-838-7624375
e-mail: bohacek@svspn.sk

You may find programs of the previous Smolenice X-Ray Schools: 1997 and 1999.

Last change: May 2001