Chess 2019
Scuola di analisi delle superfici





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An unconventional school for PhD students and young investigators

Florence, December 2 - 6   2019


December 2

9:30-12:00 Registration


12:00-12:45 Opening ceremony and introduction to the School - Prof. Massimo Innocenti, University of Florence

12:45-13:00 Practical instructions - Prof. Nicola Cioffi, University of Bari

13:00-15:00 lunch & P4 (post prandium posting posters)

15:00-19:30 SESSION I

15:00-17:00 An unitary preliminary vision of the processes underlying surface characterization tools, parts I & II. - Prof. Gaetano Granozzi, University of Padua

17:00-17:20 Coffee break and posters discussion

17:20-18:00 SPR Spectroscopy - Prof. Giuseppe Spoto, University of Catania

18:00-18:40 ATR-IR Spectroscopy - Dr. Emilia Bramanti, CNR Pisa

18:40-19:20 Raman Spectroscopy - Prof. Giulietta Smulevich, University of Florence

19:30 End of Session

20:30 Welcome reception


December 3

9:30-13:10 SESSION II

9:30-10:10 Fluorescence spectroscopy - Prof. Massimo Bonini, University of Florence

10:10-10:50 Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy for localized processes at the surface - Prof. Bernhard Elsener, ETH Zürich

10:50-11:30 XPS -fundamentals - Dr. Marzia Fantauzzi, University of Cagliari

11:30-11:50 Coffee break and posters discussion

11:50-12:30 Progresses in XPS and AES for nano-analysis - Prof. Antonella Rossi, University of Cagliari

12:30-13:10 SIMS - Dr. Stefano Caporali - University of Florence

13:10-15:00 Lunch

15:00-19:30 Session III

15:00-15:40 Measurement of the surface potential - Prof. Gerardo Palazzo, University of Bari

15:40-16:20 Calibration, metrology and quality of spectroscopic data - Prof Antonella Rossi, University of Cagliari

16:20-17:00 SEM - Dr. Maria Josè Irene Lo Faro, University of Catania

17:00-17:20 Coffee break and posters discussion

17:20-18:00 Electron Microscopies combined with spectroscopies and microanalysis (EDX, EELS, etc.) - Dr. Alessandro Lavacchi, CNR Firenze

18:00-18:40 RBS - Dr. Maria Josè Irene Lo Faro, CNR Messina

18:40-19:20 XRF - Dr. Francesco Di Benedetto, University of Florence

19:30 End of Session


December 4

9:30-13:10 Session IV

9:30-10:10 Introduction to synchrotron radiation - Prof. Antonino Martorana, University of Palermo

10:10-10:50 The “Italian” facilities (Elettra, Fermi and ESRF) - Prof. Alberto Morgante, Trieste

10:50-11:30 Other facilities in Europe and in the world and how to have access to them - Dr. Roberto Felici, CNR-SPIN, Roma

11:30-11:50 Coffee break and posters discussion

11:50-12:30 Photoemission spectroscopies/microscopies + NAPXPS - Dr. Luca Gregoratti, ELETTRA, Trieste

12:30-13:20 Application of X-ray Standing Waves and Photoelectron Diffraction techniques to quantitative structural studies of hybrid surfaces - Dr. Francesco Allegretti, TU Munich (DE)

13:20-15:00 Lunch

15:30-20:30 Social Event - Visit of Florence and of Uffizi Gallery

20:30 Social Dinner


December 5

9:30-13:10 Session V

9:30-10:10 X-rays to determine structure and morphology of surfaces - Dr. Francesco Carlà, ESRF, Diamond, UK

10:10-11:00 Coupling x-rays with other techniques to understand processes at surfaces - Dr. Edvin Lundgren, Lund, SE

11:00-11:30 Following electrochemical growth in-situ - Dr. Andrea Giaccherini, University of Florence

11:30-11:50 Coffee break and posters discussion

11:50-12:30 Introduction to neutron scattering - Prof. Debora Berti, University of Florence

12:30-13:10 Neutron reflectometry and GISANS - Dr Giovanna Fragneto, ILL, Grenoble

13:10-15:00 Lunch

15:00-19:30 Session VI

15:00-15:45 X-ray absorption spectroscopies, instrumentation & examples - Dr. Giuliana Aquilanti, Trieste

15:45-16:30 Multitechnique spectroscopy characterization of nanostructured materials - Dr. Maddalena Pedio, CNR-IOM, Trieste

16:30-17:00 Operando XAS and XRD characterization of materials for electrochemistry - Dr. Marco Giorgetti, University of Bologna

17:00-17:20 Coffee break and posters discussion

17:20-17:45 FEXRAV, NEXAFS - Dr. Alessandro Minguzzi, University of Milan

17:45-18:10 X-ray absorption spectroscopy with a microbeam: interface composition and diffusion processes in energy materials - Dr Francesco Giannici, University of Palermo

18:10-19:00 Get together: lecturers meet the participants who want to discuss specific cases of study

19:00-19:30 Selection and announcement of the best poster

19:30 End of Session


December 6

09:30-13:20 Session VII

09:30-10:30 An overview of Scanning Probe MicroscopiesDr. Christine Kranz, University of Ulm

10:30-11:30 Electrochemical imaging of surfacesProf. Patrick Unwin, University of Warwick

11:30-11:50 Coffee break

11:50-13:10 Fundamentals and applications of waveguide-based IR spectroscopy and SensingProf. Boris Mizaikoff, University of Ulm


13:20-15:00 Lunch




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