SPA-LEED Workshop 2016

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SPA-LEED Workshop 2016

Spot Profile Analysis Low Energy Electron Diffraction, i.e., SPA-LEED, was developed at the University of Hannover in the 1980s, and has since then acquired a dedicated group of researchers who have applied the technique to a variety of surface science problems. Researchers who work actively with SPA-LEED meet every 1-2 years for an informal exchange of their research and to discuss the future of the method.
The last meeting was in Hannover on the occasion of Prof. Martin Henzler’s 80th birthday; the next SPA-LEED workshop will be hosted by M. Horn-von Hoegen and F. Meyer zu Heringdorf from the University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany.

Distinguished Guest Lecturers:

Prof. Dr. Claus Ropers, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen
tentative title: "Ultrafast Low Energy Electron Diffraction"

Prof. Dr. Michael G. Ramsey, Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz
tentative title: "Photoemission tomography: Imaging orbitals with ARUPS"

Prof. Dr. Stefan Kowarik, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
tentative title: "Nanoscale processes and growth - Time-resolved X-ray scattering"

Michael C. Tringides, Iowa State University Ames Laboratory – USDOE
Metal Growth on and under Graphene: Morphology, Growth Mode and Intercalation 

Contributed talks and posters

You are cordially invited to present your SPA-LEED related research either in a contributed talk (15 min + 5 min discussion) or a poster (Size A0 portrait). Upon online registration you are asked to provide a short abstract including title, authors and affiliation. Abstract should be 200 to 400 words in length.
Deadline for abstract submission is extended to 16th of September.

Workshop Date and Venue

The workshop will take place from Oct. 27-28, 2016, at the katholische Akademie “Die Wolfsburg” in Mülheim an der Ruhr, Germany. The scientific program will start at 11 a.m. on Oct. 27 so that there will be sufficient time for arrival/registration in the morning. The scientific program will end in the afternoon of Oct. 28, no later than 5 p.m.
Travel to Die Wolfsburg is easily possible by car or by public transportation. After arriving by train in Duisburg, you can take subway line 901 toward Mülheim and exit at the “Mülheim Monning” stop. From there it is a 850-meter walk up the hill to Die Wolfsburg. A taxi from the main Duisburg train station to the Wolfsburg will probably cost no more than 15 euros.


We plan for all participants to stay at Die Wolfsburg for the night from Oct. 27th to Oct. 28th. Accommodation is included in the registration.


Please register online. You will find the registration link on the right-hand side.
The registration fees are as follows:

Registration Type Room Type Registration Fee
Senior Scientist / Postdoc Single room EUR 150,-
Junior Researcher / PhD student Shared double room EUR 100,-


Links zu den SPA-LEED Workshops der vergangenen Jahre:

Hannover, May 28-29, 2015:

Bonn, Sep. 26-27, 2013:

Twente, Jan 26-27, 2012:

Osnabrück, Oct. 15-16, 2009:

Bremen, Feb. 14-15, 2008:


Program as pdf-file
Please consider the environment before printing!  You will receive a printed item at the conference.

Thursday, October 27th
10:50 Opening Remarks
11:00 Claus Ropers
11:40 Tim Frigge
12:00 Lunch
13:00 Stefan Kowarik
13:40 Frederic Timmer
14:00 Timo Lichtenstein
14:20 Posters and Coffee
15:30 Lars Buss
15:50 Stefan Förster
16:10 A.J.H. van der Torren
16:45 Conference Outing
19:45 Dinner
Friday, October 28th
  7:30 Breakfast
  8:30 Michael C. Tringides
  9:10 Marin Petrović
  9:30 Arie van Houselt
  9:50 Posters and Coffee
10:40 Pierre Kirschbaum
11:00 Jan I. Flege
11:20 Bene Poelsema
11:40 Julian Koch
12:00 Lunch
13:00 Michael G. Ramsey
13:40 Christian Kumpf
14:00 Ina Krieger
14:20 Concluding Remarks


Financial Support for this workshop comes from the Center for Nanointegration Duisburg-Essen (CENIDE) and scientaomicron.