Workshop on Novel Developments and Detectors for Nano-imaging and Nano-analysis

On 09-10 October 2023, the Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology will organized a workshop in Belval as part of the fit4nano COST action, WG1-Tool Development, dedicated to novel instrumentation and methodologies developments for nano-imaging and nano-analysis.

While this workshop will cover all aspects of instrument development related to focused ion beams, a major focus will be on advanced charged particle detectors with better sensitivity, higher spatial resolution, higher dynamic range, longer lifetime, lower cost, etc., for advanced nano-analytical instruments.


  • Novel instrumentation and methodology for focused ion beam technology in the field of nano-imaging and nano-analysis

    • Novel ion source concepts and technology
    • Ion optical designs
    • Novel spectrometers

  • State-of-the-art detectors for ion/electron beam analytical instruments


  • Dr. Hung Hoang, Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology
  • Dr. Tom Wirtz, Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology
  • Dr. Gregor Hlawacek, chair of the COST Action FIT4NANO

Invited speakers

  • Dr. Pasqual Bernhard, Surface Concept GmbH
  • Prof. Ron Heeren, Maastricht MultiModal Molecular Imaging Institute – M4I, Maastricht University
  • Prof. Anjam Khursheed, Polytechnic University of Milan
  • Dr. Serge Duarte Pinto, Photonis
  • Dr. Julian Schmehr, X-spectrum GmbH

Abstract Submission

Abstract template is available here.

The maximum length of the abstract is two pages, including figures and references, in either Word or pdf format.
The abstract should be submitted by email to by Friday, 08th September 2023.


Preliminary program

09th October 2023

12.00 - Registration & snack

13.00 - Opening

13.05 - Invited and contributed presentations

14.55 - Coffee break

15.25 - Invited and contributed presentations

17.15 - Visit of LIST

10th October 2023

09.00 - Invited and contributed presentations

10.50 - Coffee break

11.20 - Invited and contributed presentations

12.40 - Lunch

14.00 - Invited and contributed presentations

15.40-15.45 - Closing


16.00-18.00 - Guided tour of Belval blast furnace for those who are interested in (registration to the organizer is required)



Travel information

Getting to Luxembourg

- Aeroplane
Luxembourg Airport (LUX, Airlines flying into Luxembourg: Luxair (from most European destinations), KLM (from Amsterdam), British Airways and easy-Jet (from London), Lufthansa (from Munich), SAS (from Copenhagen), Swiss (from Zurich).

Frankfurt-Hahn (HHN,, a Ryanair budget-airline hub, two hours bus ride from Luxembourg City, connections to Southern and Eastern Europe and the UK.

Flibco buses ( run from Frankfurt-Hahn (2 hrs), Frankfurt Airport (4 hrs) and Brussels Charleroi (2¾ hrs).

- Trains
Luxembourg Railway Station (11, Place de la Gare, L-1616 Luxembourg) / all info at
Paris by TGV (2¼ hrs), Basel (3½ hrs) via Strasbourg, Brussels (3 hrs), Koblenz (2 hrs), Trier (45 min).

- Car
Luxembourg is connected to the far corners of Europe by an excellent network of highways. The capital city of Luxembourg is directly linked to the highways: A1, A13, A3, A4, A6, A7.


 15 rooms have been blocked at the Belval Ibis hotel from 8 to 10 October 2023.

Hotel Address Contact Fees/night/room Cut-off dates & booking-form
Ibis Esch Belval 3* 12 Avenue du Rock’n'Roll– L-4361 Esch/Alzette Tel.: +352 26 17 31
Single room: 
Double room: 
==> Including Breakfast buffet

15 rooms available until 20 September 2023

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    Workshop on Novel Developments and Detectors for Nano-imaging and Nano-analysis

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    Practical Infos

    Dates: 9-10 October 2023

    Schedule: 09:00 - 17:00

    Venue:  Conference room Ellipse, Le Fonds Belval, 7, Ënnert den Héichiewen, 4361 Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg

    Registration fees: Free of charge but registration mandatory prior to 5 October 2023


    Dr Quang Hung HOANG
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