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&Welcome

H. Q. Hoang (LIST), T. Wirtz (LIST) and G. Hlawacek (HZDR)

13.10 - Quantum state nano-imaging and nano-analysis using scanning electron/ion focused beams

A. Khursheed (Department of Physics, Politecnico di Milano, Italy)

13.45 - MCP based detectors for charged particles in the application of nano-imaging and nano-analysis - state of the art and future development prospects

P. Bernhard (Surface Concept, Germany)

14.20 - When high resolving focused ion beam platforms meet high performant secondary ion mass spectrometry technology

O. De Castro, H. Q. Hoang, J. N. Audinot and T. Wirtz (AINA, LIST, Luxembourg)

14.55 - Coffee break

15.25 - Photonis radiation detectors

S. D. Pinto (Photonis, Netherlands)

16.00 - RBS HEDGEHOG – New 680 msr RBS Setup for fastest channeling experiments and ultra-high sensitivity measurements

N. Klingner, R. Heller, U. Bektas, G. Hlawacek (HZDR, Germany)

16.35 - Hybrid Pixel Technology for Charged Particle Detection

Julian Schmehr (X-spectrum, Germany)

17.15 - Visit of LIST (optional, register upon arrival)

10th October 2023

09.00 - Cellular metabolism visualization with imaging mass spectrometry

Ron M. A. Heeren (M4i, Maastricht University, Netherlands)

09.35 - Scanning assisted focal plane detection system for sector-field mass spectrometers

R. Pureti, O. Bouton, T. Wirtz, and H. Q. Hoang (AINA, LIST, Luxembourg)

10.10 - Deterministic Ion implantation at the National Ion Beam Centre

D. C. Cox (UK National Ion Beam Centre, University of Surrey, United Kingdom)

10.45 - Coffee break

11.15 - 5D-TOF-STIM Imaging with a Low-Energy He+ Focused Ion Beam

D. Andersen, M. Mousley, T. Wirtz and S. Eswara (AINA, LIST, Luxembourg)

11.50 - FIB – milling and implantation – from high to low energy

M. Viteau, J.B. Mellier, M. Reveillard, J. Silvent and A. Delobbe (Orsay Physics, France)

12.30 - Lunch

14.00 - Coaxial Ion Source - From the idea to the ionization efficiency of the structure

E. Salançon (CINaM, Aix-Marseille Univ, CNRS)

14.35 - Workflows and Capabilities enabled with Zeiss crossbeam laser

L. Abdellaoui, S. Krauss and B. Tordoff (Carl Zeiss Microscopy GmbH, Germany)

15.10 - Open discussion about workshop topics

WG1 Fit4Nano members & all participants

15.40 - Closing



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
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15 rooms available until 20 September 2023

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    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


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