International Glow Discharge Spectroscopy Symposium 2010

Du 22 au 27 août

International Glow Discharge Spectroscopy Symposium 2010

The International Glow Discharge Spectroscopy Symposium 2010 will be held at CUFR Jean Francois Champollion in Albi, from 22 to 27 August 2010. This conference will bring together members of the European Analytical Glow Discharge Network (GLADNET, previous meetings were held in Antwerp, Dresden, Belgrade, Thun, Budapest and Oviedo) and members of the European Working Group on Glow Discharge Spectroscopy (EW-GDS). Over 90% of members are of foreign nationality and spread over 12 countries. During this week, invited lectures, oral communications and poster presentations are scheduled, where international experts, industrialists and students can share in the field of elemental analysis of materials by glow discharge.

Supported by the Marie Curie European Union (MRTN-CT-2006-035459, Marie Curie Actions for Human Resources and Mobility Activity of the 6th framework), the project's main objective is to train GLADNET researchers (more than 60% of the students are women) on these analytical techniques in the context of European mobility. The objectives are:

  • Implement research projects in collaboration with university laboratories and industry to form a new generation of scientists and raise the scientific and technological locks.
  • Provide interdisciplinary training provided by leading experts from academia and industry.
  • Create a common basis for technology transfer from academic to industrial research.
  • To provide the European industry of skilled researchers and new knowledge in the field of solid analysis, essential to the achievement and maintenance of high quality manufacturing processes for existing and developing new materials and surface coatings. The industrial sectors concerned by this technique (GD) are of crucial importance for Europe. They include life sciences (biocompatibility of medical implants), nano-technology (composition of very thin films, nanotubes) and thin (solar cells), but also more traditional sectors such as aerospace, automotive, steel and aluminum production.