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June 1996 Newsletter

of the Microbeam Analysis Society






conferences is an important item of discussion. I invite you to share your thoughts with me and members of the council, including specific suggestions for future topical conferences.

I look forward to seeing you in Minneapolis.


Dale E. Johnson

Acting Dean

The Graduate School, 35-1240

University of Washington

Seattle, WA, 98195




Dear Members:

As you read this, I hope most of you have already made your plans to attend Microscopy and Microanalysis 96 in Minneapolis. This is the first meeting in our long-term joint sponsorship with MSA, as well as with other societies, of the Microscopy and Microanalysis national meeting. I think you will find that the scientific program (guided by Joe Michael as MAS program chair and Jon McCarthy as MAS program co-chair), the commercial exhibition, and the location to all be outstanding.

As you make these plans, please take special note of two events:

First, on Saturday, August 10, 1996 the first MAS Topical Conference will be held in conjunction with the Microscopy and Microanalysis 96 meeting. This Topical Conference has been organized by John Mansfield and will discuss the Resources on the World Wide Web for Microscopy and Microanalysis. Attendance is free for MAS members and complete registration information is found elsewhere in this edition of MicroNews.

Second, on Wednesday, August 14, the 4:00 PM MAS business meeting and awards ceremony will be followed by a reception, hosted by MAS, from 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM for all MAS members and the awardees. This MAS reception will precede the Evening Dinner Cruise on the Mississippi and you are encouraged to join all meeting attendees on the boat cruise. (tickets required).

Also, as you know from previous issues of MicroNews, the Journal of Microbeam Analysis has now been incorporated into the Journal of the Microscopy Society of America and Charles Lyman of Lehigh University is MAS Associate Editor of JMSA. I encourage you in general to consider this publishing opportunity for your research results and, in particular, for expanded publications of results presented in Minneapolis.

Finally as the MAS council continues to explore the most effective ways for the Society to be of service to its members, the future role and nature of MAS topical conferences is an important item of discussion. I invite you to share your thoughts with me and members of the





Membership services would like to thank each and every MAS member who has managed to stay on the membership rolls through the last few years. The truth is that many of our friends and co-workers were not so lucky and have been lost from the rolls through no fault of their own. Constant difficulties with the journal publisher have made it difficult for many to keep their membership active. Now that Bill Thompson is back as accountant and dues collector, I am confident that there will be more stability in the rolls. I would like to enlist the assistance of all MAS members to bring back the lost members and find new members. Please copy the membership application found elsewhere in MicroNews and pass it on to friends, your local meeting, post it on your laboratory bulletin board, and mail/fax it to co-workers across town and overseas. If you would like a stack of applications to take to a meeting, conference, or course let me know and I will get them to you. Get the word out and pass it around that the old application found in the back of the journal should NOT be used - only use the application in 1996 and later MicroNews. Further information about membership can be found on the world wide web at "" I can be reached by email at "" or by phone at 800-4MASMEM.



29TH ANN. INTERNATL. METALLOGRAPHIC SOC. CONF., July 21-24, 1996, Pittsburgh, PA

Contact: Dr. M. G. Burke (412)476-5883.



Contact: (508)563-1155, FAX (508)563-1211.



Aug. 3-8, 1996, Denver, CO



Contact: Dr. E.C. Chew (852)609 6845,

FAX (852)603 5031



Contact: Prof. R.F. Bryan, U. of VA


MICROSCOPY & MICROANALYSIS 96, Sponsored by MSA, MAS and MSC/SMC, August 11- 15, 1996, Minneapolis, MN

Contact: MSA Business Office; (508)540-5594, (800)538-3672;FAX (508)548-9053


EUREM '96, Aug. 26-30, University College, Dublin, Ireland

Contact: Prof. Martin Steer (353) 1 7062254,

FAX (353) 1 7061153


SURFACES IN BIOMATERIALS '96, Sept. 4-7, 1996, Phoenix, AZ

Contact: (612)927-6707, FAX(612)927-8127


SYMPOSIUM ON INTEGRATED MICROSCOPY (U. of Wisconsin & Carnegie-Mellon U.), Sept. 20-22, l996, Madison, WI



14TH INTERNATL. EM CONGRESS, Sept. 26- Oct. 2, 1996, Cancun, Mexico

Contact: Miguel Jose Yacaman ,FAX (525) 570 85 03


43RD AMERICAN VACUUM SOC. (AVS) NAT. SYMPOSIUM, October 14 - 18, 1996, Philadelphia, PA

Contact: AVS; 120 Wall Street, 32nd Floor; New York, NY 10005; (212) 248-0200, FAX (212)248-0245,


26TH ANN. CONF. OF THE MICROSCOPY SOC. OF SOUTHERN AFRICA, Dec. 4-6, 1996, Durban, South Africa

Contact: Dr. Fiona Graham +27 31 260 2174,

FAX +27 31 261 6550



Due to the incorporation of the Journal of Microbeam Analysis into the Journal of the Microscopy Society of America, MicroNews will once again be distributed to MAS members through special mailings three times per year (June, Oct., and Feb.). MicroNews can also be accessed on the World Wide Web ( Please direct your MicroNews comments and contributions to me, the new editor. Preparation of this first issue has been fun - thank goodness for email, editing programs, and arm twisting. I'd like all members and local affiliates to please feel free to contact me with ideas for MicroNews. If local affiliates would like to have meetings announced in MicroNews, please send me the information in advance.

Ryna B. Marinenko

National Institute of Standards and Technology

Bldg. 222, Rm. A113

Gaithersburg, MD 20899

(301)975-3901 FAX: (301)216-1134







6TH ASIA-PACIFIC CONF. ON ELECTRON MICROSCOPY, July 1-5, 1996, Chinese U. of Hong Kong

Contact: Ms. Karina Ng (852)25296045,

FAX (852)28611022


MICRO '96 (RMS), JULY 2-4, l996, London, U.K.

Contact; 44 1865 248768, FAX 44 1865 791237


43RD INTERNATL. FIELD EMISSION SYMP., July 14-19, 1996, Moscow, Russia

Contact: Prof. Alesander L. Suvorov

(095)125 96 91/ (095)125 34 39,



Contact: Marjorie McCutcheon (304)558-2208,

FAX (304)558-3594;



Contact: Prof. J. E. Castle,U. of Surrey; Dept. of Mtrls. Sci. and Engr.;Guildford, Surrey GU2 5XH; U.K.

(44) 1483-259150 or -259508;



PITTCON '97, Mar. 16-21, l997, Atlanta, GA

Contact: (412)825-3220, FAX (412)825-3224



Aug. 10-14, l997, Cleveland, OH



July 26-30, l998, Atlanta, GA



Aug. 1-5, 1999 Portland, OR



July 30-Aug. 3, 2000, Phildelphia, PA


Short Courses

LEHIGH U. MICROSCOPY SHORT COURSES, June 10-20, 1996, Lehigh U., Bethlehem, PA

Contact: Prof. David Williams, Dept. of Matls. Sci. and Engineering, Lehigh U., 5 E. Packer Ave., Bethelehem, PA 18015-3195 (610)758-5133, FAX (610)758-4244;

Scanning Electron Microscopy and X-ray

Microanalysis, June 10-14

Advanced Scanning Electron Microscopy with

Digital Image Processing, June 17-20

Quantitative X-ray Microanalysis of Bulk Specimens and Particles, June 17-20

Analytical Electron Microscopy, Analysis of TEM Specimens, June 17-20

Atomic force Microscopy and Other Scanned Probe Microscopies, June 18-20



Contact: Miami U. (513)529-2874, FAX (513)529-7284.


3D MICROSCOPY OF LIVING CELLS, July 27-Aug. 4, l996, Univ. of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Contact: Dr. James Pawley (608)263-3147, FAX (608)265-5415,



Contact: Dr. A. V. Patsis (914)255-0757, FAX (914)255-0978.

Affiliated Societies

AREMS, Oct. 3-4, 1996, Blacksburg, VA

Contact: Tom Caceci, (540)321-7666,

FAX (540)231-7367;

MAMAS, Oct. 7, 1996, NIST

Contact: R. Marinenko, (301)975-3901,

FAX (301)417-1321;

MAS Council Nominations


Every year, a slate of nominations for two MAS council directors and MAS officers is proposed by the nominations committee for approval by council and the members at the summer business meeting. The nominations committee is made up of the President Elect (Joe Michael) and the two newest council directors (Greg Meeker and Rich Linton). This year the committee has been expanded to include Paul Hlava, Chairman of the MAS Tour Speaker Program, and Ryna Marinenko, MicroNews Editor. A third person will be appointed to the committee.

Since the committee is not familiar with all members of MAS and their contributions, the committee is soliciting the membership and local affiliated societies for suggestions of persons who should be on a nominations list for council directors. If you have any suggestions, please send the name, professional affiliation, background, and a statement describing the contributions of the individual to the local affiliated society and/or to MAS. The individual must be an MAS member and should be able to attend the winter and summer council meeting.

Send nominations to Joe Michael by July 31, l996.

Phone 505-844-9115

FAX 505-844-2974





William S. Thompson, C.P.A.


Through the years members have heard the name of William S. Thompson in regard to MAS finances and membership. Bill has been the official MAS accountant for many years, working closely with Harvey Freeman, MAS Treasurer, and Scott Wight, MAS Membership Services. Bill is a certified public accountant in the state of New York and is a member of the American Inst. of Certified Public Accountants, the New York State Soc. of Certified Public Accountants, and the Accountant's Research Network. He received a BBA in accounting from St. John Fisher College and a MBA in Computer Information Systems from the U. of Rochester William E. Simon School of Business Management. For five years he was an adjunct professor (part time) at both of these schools.

Bill has had more than twenty years experience in public accounting, including four years with Peat, Marwick of the big six. His practice specializes in closely held businesses, corporation and partnerships with particular emphasis on retail, wholesale, sales representatives, consultants, printers, landscapers, medical practice





and general service businesses. In addition to his teaching experience, he has had seven years in financial management off small closely held businesses, and eight years as chief financial officer of the Urban League of Rochester, a non-profit charity.

Thank you, Bill, for all the help you have given MAS through the years.



Student Awards to attend the 14th Australian Conference on Electron Microscopy (ACES-14) & 1st Meeting of the International Union of Microbeam Analysis Societies (IUMAS), Feb. 5-9, l996, Sidney, Australia. Sponsored by MAS

S. Roberson, Dept. of Chemistry, Georgetown U. and National Inst. of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Certification of K-411 Glass Microspheres with Electron Probe Microanalysis


P. Hovington, Dept. of Mechanical Engineer ing, Universite de Sherbrooke

X-Ray Analysis with the Help of a Monte Carlo Program


V. Ravikumar, Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering, Northwestern U.

Investigation of Grain Boundary Segre gation in Acceptor and Donor Doped Strontium Titanate






Best Paper Awards - Breckenridge 1995


Birks Award for Best Contributed Paper. Sponsored by JEOL, USA

J. M. Titchmarsh, S. Dumbill, and I. A. Vatter

Sheffield Hallam U. and Harwell Lab, UK

Investigation of interfacial segregation in steels using multivariate analysis of EDX spectra


Castaing Award for Best Student Paper. Sponsored by Cameca Instruments

D. A. Muller, S. Subramanian, S. L. Sass, J. Silcox, and P. E. Batson,

Cornell U.

Measuring bonding changes at an interface: a case study in Ni3Al


Cosslett Award for Best Invited Paper. Sponsored by MAS

O. L. Krivanek and M. K. Kundmann, Gatan R&D

Spatial resolution in EFTEM elemental maps


Macres Award for Best Instrumentation or Software Paper. Sponsored by Hitachi Scientific Instruments

R. Superfine, M. Falvo, S. Washburn, M. Finch, V. L. Chi, R. M. Taylor III,

and R. S. Williams,

U. North Carolina, Chapel Hill & UCLA

Touching on the nanometer scale: a vir tual reality interface for scanning

probe microscopy







MAS Tour Speaker Program 1995-6


This year MAS has sent a tour speaker to 10 affiliated societies and 3 more visits are scheduled for the fall. This means that 13 of the 22 societies affiliated with MAS will get tour speakers this year. We would have had quite a few more except for an unusual frequency of conflicts. (If we didn't pick top people for tour speakers, they would be more available but then why bother.) We actually had 3 societies requesting speakers for May 9, 1996 and all of our speakers had other commitments.

This year was special. We sponsored a tour speaker to our Australian affiliate in honor of their 14th Australian Conference on Electron Microscopy (ACEM-14) and 1st meeting of the International Union of Microbeam Analysis (IUMAS).





I want to remind the MAS representatives of all the affiliated societies that we will meet at noon on Tuesday, Aug. 13, 1996 in Minneapolis to pick the tour speakers for 1996-1997. If you have suggestions, contact me so I can plan ahead. In addition, I will soon be sending each society a copy of the "Guidelines for Regional Societies Affiliated with The National Microbeam Analysis Society" and this ARS meeting in Minneapolis would be an appropriate forum for any questions/discussions on that topic. With MAS picking up the tab for lunch, I expect every society to be represented. I will be sending email to the appropriate people about a month before the meeting. If you cannot attend, please designate an alternative representative at that time.

Please be sure to notify me when there is a change in the contact person for your affiliated society.


See You in Minneapolis!


Paul Hlava, Microbeam Analysis Society Director of the Affiliated Regional Societies (MAS/DARS)



MAS Tour Speaker Schedule 1995-6



AIMS Mansfield Mar. 14, 1996

AusMAS McCarthy Feb. 5-9, 1996

CoMAS McCarthy May 2, 1996

IAS Mansfield Dec. 13, 1995

M2S Mansfield Oct. 25, 1995

M3S Mansfield Apr. 26, 1996

MAMAS Bigelow Oct. 7, 1996

MIKMAS McCarthy Nov. 10, 1995

MSORV Bigelow Mar. 22, 1996

NCSEMMA Mansfield Sept., 1996

NESEM Mansfield Dec. 6, 1996

NMMBUG McCarthy May 1, 1996

OMS McCarthy Apr. 5, 1996





Chuck Fiori Memorial Fund


Some of us remember him whenever we pour liquid nitrogen. (Who can forget the sight of him gargling a mouthful of liquid N2?) Some of us remember him when we hear a particular kind of verrrry funny joke. (His son is the keeper of that little brown book of keywords. ) Some of us remember him when DTSA crashes catastrophically, and we swear that an evil little chuckle can be heard coming from somewhere down below. A lot of us remember him when we recognize a spectrum artifact or an unexpected absorption phenomena or any of a zillion other points that result in a good analysis because we learned 'how to' from him. It is this Chuck Fiori persona, Teacher, with his inimitable presentations at professional society meetings and lectures at the Lehigh University Short Courses, that the Microbeam Analysis Society commemorates with the Chuck Fiori Memorial Fund.

The Fund was established in 1993 to support an MAS Tour Speaker on a topic of broad interest presented at a tutorial level. MAS Treasurer Harvey Freeman accepts checks at

958 Long Pond Road

Brewster, MA 02631-1898

Remember Chuck in a way that is near and dear to his heart.

C. Swyt Thomas




Special Note to Members:


On July 1, the complete 1996 Program Book will be mailed ONLY TOMEETING REGISTRANTS. It will NOT be mailed automatically to allmembers. If you are not a registrant but would like to receive aprogram book, or any other meeting information, contactMicroscopy & Microanalysis by post, phone, fax or email.


Authors and Titles on WWW


A complete listing of all Authors and Manuscript Titles for Papers and Posters which will be presented at the Microscopy & Microanalysis-96 Meeting in Minneapolis, Minnesota August 11-15, 1996 is now on-line at the URL

Look for the hot link entitled "Author/Title Index" under the Annual Meetings Area.



Commercial Exhibition


The Meeting includes the world's largest and most comprehensiveexhibition of equipment, supplies, services and publicationsrelated to all aspects of imaging and analysis at themicroscopical level. More than 130 manufacturers and suppliersare expected to be on hand, most with fully-operatinginstrumentation and their top technical experts.


Commercial Exhibition hours:


Monday Noon - 5:00 p.m.

Tuesday 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Wednesday 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Thursday 9:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Booth space is still available; contact Microscopy &

Microanalysis for an Invitation to Exhibit.


Special Scientific Events


Pre-Meeting Workshop on High Resolution Field Emission SEM inBiology

Saturday, August 10. Sign up on the Advance Registration Form.


Pre-Meeting Topical Conference on Resources on the World Wide Webfor Microscopy and Microanalysis, Saturday, August 10. To sign up contact

Dr. John F. Mansfield,Phone or Fax, 313-936-3352, Email, orvia the WWW




Microscopy & Microanalysis

Minneapolis, Minnesota, August 11-15, 1996


Microscopy Society of America 54th Annual Meeting

Microbeam Analysis Society 30th Annual Meeting

Microscopical Society of Canada/Societe de Microscopie du Canada 23rd Annual Meeting



Microscopy & Microanalysis '96

4 Barlows Landing Rd., Suite 8

Pocasset, MA 02559

Toll Free: 800-538-3672

Phone: 508-563-1155

Fax: 508-563-1211

Email: Business Office@MSA.Microscopy.Com


General Information


Microscopy & Microanalysis '96, a joint meeting of the Microscopy Society of America (MSA), Microbeam Analysis Society (MAS) andthe Microscopical Society of Canada/Societe de Microscopie duCanada (MSC/SMC), will be held at the Minneapolis ConventionCenter in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Sunday, August 11 throughThursday, August 15, 1996. On Sunday there will be short coursesand an evening social event; the scientific program runs fromMonday morning through Thursday afternoon; the commercialexhibits will be open from Monday noon through Thursdayafternoon. On Saturday, August 10, there will be a special pre-meeting workshop on Field Emission Scanning Electron Microscopyand a topical conference on Resources on the World Wide Web; onFriday, August 16, the day after the meeting ends, a tour of theMayo Clinic is planned.

Sessions will highlight thelatest developments in all areas of microscopic imaging andanalysis, with an emphasis on advances in instrumentation andmethods, as well as their applications to the physical,materials, biological and medical sciences.

The Meeting format will consist of platform sessions and, newthis year, group sessions each day to discuss posterpresentations. There also will be special sessions fortechnologists, educational tutorials, exhibitor demonstrations,a daily computer workshop and a public policy presentation. Twospecial events on precollege education in microscopy, one aworkshop for light microscopy middle schools (Project MICRO) andone for secondary schools (Education Outreach). Booths andexhibits on activities of the sponsoring Societies, such as theMSA Technologists' Forum, Certification Board, EducationCommittee (including videotape and book displays) and PlacementOffice (an employer/employee information exchange service), willbe open throughout the week.




Short Courses Sunday, August 11

Sign up on the Advance Registration Form.

96-01 Colloidal Gold Labeling for LM, TEM, SEM and SFM.

96-02 Scanning Electron Microscopy in the Physical and BiologicalSciences.

96-03 Introduction to Digital Imaging.

96-04 Advanced Image Analysis and Image Processing in Microscopy.

96-05 Atomic Force Microscopy.


Tutorials - free to Meeting registrants.

3-D Light Microscopy

5-D Wide Field-Deconvolution. W.F. Marshall.

Confocal vs. Deconvolution. J.B. Pawley.

3-D Morphometrics & Deconvolution. T.J. Holmes.

3-D Confocal. E.H.K. Seltzer

Ion Beam Milling Materials with Applications to TEM Specimen

Preparation. R.M. Anderson.


Exhibitor Tutorials. Tutorials and demonstrations are presented by various Exhibitors in the Exhibit Hall on Tuesday at 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. Sign up at the MSA Education Committee booth.


Computer Workshop - Daily.

The Computer Workshop/Software Exchange features 15 computers for the use of meeting registrants.


Social Events

Sunday Evening Reception

The traditional opening event will feature unlimited rides and abuffet dinner at Knott's Camp Snoopy in the Mall of America. CampSnoopy is the largest indoor amusement park in the U.S. with 23rides and attractions on 7 acres. Admission is included with allpaid registrations. Additional tickets are available.


Wednesday Evening Dinner Cruise

Enjoy a Mississippi River cruise aboard the sidewheeler AnsonNorthrup. Tickets are $35; shuttle, dinner and entertainment areincluded. Sign up on the Advance Registration Form.


Ninth Annual Golf Tournament

The traditional Golf Tournament will be held Sunday morning.Contact Stan Erlandsen at 612-624-1491 (voice mail) or by fax at612-624-8118. The cost is approximately $55.


University of Minnesota Gabbert Raptor Center

The Raptor Center provides medical treatment, rehabilitation,research, and conservation of birds of prey. Join the tour onSunday, August 11 at 12:30 - 2:30 p.m.. Sign up on the AdvanceRegistration Form; cost is $8.


Mayo Clinic Tour

A day trip to the world famous Mayo Clinic in Rochester,Minnesota, has been scheduled for Friday, August 16 (the dayafter the Meeting ends), from 7:30 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.Pre-registration on the Advance Registration Form is required;cost is $25.


Late Breaking Poster Session Information

Submit a Data Form and prepare an Abstract found in the Call forPapers (available on-line at, orcontact the Microscopy & Microanalysis office). Mail the DataForm and Abstract to:

Nestor Zaluzec, Program Chair

Microscopy & Microanalysis '96

797 Bonnie Brae Ct

Bolingbrook, IL 60440

After your submission is reviewed, you will be contacted aboutacceptance and with instructions on when and where to displayyour poster. The deadline for receipt is: FRIDAY JULY 26, 1996.Contributors are encouraged to submit Late Breaking PosterAbstracts early to allow time for peer review.

Although Abstracts accepted as Late Breaking Posters cannot bepublished in the Proceedings, they will be listed on a specialMeeting handout and in daily Meeting newsletters.



August 10, Saturday

Pre-Meeting Workshop

High Resolution Field Emission SEM in Biology

Pre-Meeting Topical Conference

Resources on the World Wide Web for Microscopy and Microanalysis


August 11, Sunday

Morning -Golf Tournament


Short Courses

96-01 9:00 - 5:00

Colloidal Gold Labeling for LM, TEM, SEM and SFM. R. Albrecht, P. Sims.

96-02 9:00 - 5:00

Scanning Electron Microscopy in the Physical and Biological Sciences. O. Wells, D. Joy, R. Becker.

96-03 8:00 - Noon

Introduction to Digital Imaging. J. MacKenzie.



Raptor Center Tour 12:30 - 2:30

Short Courses

96-04 1:00 - 5:00

Advanced Image Analysis and Image Processing in

Microscopy. J., Friel, E.B. Prestridge.

96-05 1:00 - 5:00, Atomic Force Microscopy. P. Russell.






Reception at Camp Snoopy 6:00 - 10:00


Monday, August 12


Platform Sessions

Challenge of Generating and Displaying Images

MSA Presidential Symposium

Microscopy of Altered Gene Expression

Elemental Mapping of Nucleoprotein Complexes

Quantitative HREM

Polymer Microscopy & Microanalysis

Hi-Res FESEM - Materials


Tutorial -

3-D Light Microscopy



Exhibit Hall Opens at Noon


Poster Sessions 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Antibody Localizations **

Computational Methods

Oxidation & Corrosion **

Plant Biology & Pathology **

Polymers **


Platform Sessions 3:00 - 5:00

Microscopy of Altered Gene Expression

Macromolecular Microscopy

Micro XRD & XRF

Quantitative HREM


NanoPhase Materials

International Reception



MSC/SMC Business Meeting & Reception


Tuesday, August 13


Platform Sessions

Compositional Imaging in Biology

MAS Presidential Symposium

AEM in Biology

3-D Light Microscopy

Developments in Instrumentation

Grain Boundary Microengineering

EPMA: Fact & Fiction

TelePresence Microscopy

Tech Forum -

Practical Methods for TEM






MSA Business Meeting Noon - 1:00


Poster Sessions 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Correlative Microscopy in Biology **

Developments in Instrumentation **

Electron Probe Microanalysis **

Grain Boundary Microengineering **

Pathology **


Platform Sessions 3:00 - 5:00

Correlative Microscopy in Biology

Electron Probe Microanalysis

Grain Boundary Microengineering

Surfaces & Interfaces

TelePresence Microscopy

Public Policy Presentation


Exhibitor Tutorials 5:00 - 6:00


Wednesday, August 14



Platform Sessions

Biological Cryo SEM

Dynamic Organization of the Cell

Image Analysis

Modulated Structures & Quasicrystals

MSC/SMC-Presidental Symposium

Ceramic Microstructures

AEM in Materials

Tech Forum -

Digital Microscopy



Poster Sessions 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

AEM in Materials **

Ceramic Microstructures **

Pathology **

Microbiology **



Tech Forum -

Digital Imaging **


Project MICRO

Microworld Festival Workshop


Platform Sessions 3:00 - 5:00

Education Outreach


Image Analysis

Geology & Ceramics

AEM in Materials





Tutorial -

Ion Beam Milling


Tech Forum -

Platform Wars

Business Meeting


MAS Business Meeting, Awards Ceremony, &

Reception 4:00 pm



Dinner Cruise


Thursday, August 15



Platform Sessions

Biological Labeling

MRI from Molecules to Humans

Scanning Probe Microscopy

Leaky Vacuum SEM

Ceramic Microstructures

Electronic Materials

Phase Transformations

Molecular Microspectroscopy

Microbeam Mass Spectrometry

Tech Forum -

ISO & OSHA Issues




Poster Sessions 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Biological Labeling **

Biological Techniques **

Biological Ultrastructure **

Electronic Materials **

Late Breaking Posters **

Phase Transformations **

Scanning Probe Microscopy **

Specimen Prep Physical **


Friday, August 16


Mayo Clinic Tour 7:30 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.



Microscopy & Microanalysis Resources on The World Wide Web

A Topical Conference Sponsored by The Microbeam Analysis Society

Organized by John Mansfield

Saturday August 10th, 1996

Time: 8:30 am to 5:00 pm

Microscopy and Microanalysis Meeting

Minneapolis Convention Center


The morning session will introduce various aspects of the World Wide Web, froma basic introduction to a detailed look at some microscopy andmicroanalysis applications. Invited speakers include: Greg Meeker, USGS,Darcy Clark, University of Michigan, and Marc DeGraef, Carnegie MellonUniversity. There will be a section on how to author your own web page.

The afternoon session will feature 15 or more workstations connected to theInternet where participants may work on assembling their own pages,demonstrate pages they have already written, and access the sites introducedin the morning session. Several experienced Web authors will be there to supply advice.

Registration IS limited and you are encouraged to register in advance Registrationis FREE to MAS members, $35 to non-members. You may register on-line at: send your name, address, phone number, email address and degree of webexpertize to:


John Mansfield

North Campus Electron Microbeam Analysis Laboratory

417 SRB, University of Michigan

2455 Hayward, Ann Arbor MI 48109-2143

Phone: (313)936-3352 FAX (313)936-3352




Questions or comments should be sent to the above address.





Dale E. Johnson

Graduate School AG-10

University of Washington

Seattle, WA 98195

(206)543-5900 FAX: (206)685-3234



Jon McCarthy

NORAN Instruments, Inc.

2551 W. Beltline Highway

Middleton, WI 53562

(608)831-6511 FAX: (608)831-2313


Harvey A. Freeman

958 Long Pond Road

Brewster, MA 02631-1898

(508)896-9060 FAX: (508)432-8951



Inga Holl Musselman

Chemistry Program, BE 26

University of Texas at Dallas

P. O. Box 830688

Richardson, TX 75083-0688

(214)883-2706 FAX: (214)883-2925



Paul F. Hlava (1994-6)

Sandia National Laboratories

Department 1822, MS-1405

Albuquerque, NM 87185-1405

(505)844-1890 FAX: (505)844-2974


Carol Swyt Thomas (1994-6)

National Institute of Standards and Technology

Bldg 222, Rm. A113

Gaithersburg, MD 20899

(301) 975-3926 FAX: (301)417-1321


Joseph D. Geller (1995-7)

426e Boston Street

Topsfield, MA 01983-1212

(508)887-7000 FAX: (508)887-7000


John F. Mansfield (1995-7)

U. of Michigan, North Campus EMAL, 413 SRB

2455 Hayward

Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2143

(313)936-3352 FAX: (313)936-3352


Greg Meeker (1996-8)

U. S. Geological Survey; MS 903

Denver Federal Center

Denver, CO 80225

(303) 236-1081 or -3188


Richard W. Linton (1996-8)

Department of Chemistry- CB3290

University of North Carolina

Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3290

Phone: 919-962-4619 FAX: 919-962-0488



Accountant, Dues and Mailing List

William S. Thompson

c/o Microbeam Analysis Society

P.O. Box 502

Fairport, NY 14450-0502



Affiliated Regional Societies

Paul Hlava (see Directors)

(505)844-1890 FAX: (505)844-2974


Awards Committee for MAS 1996

Paul F. Hlava (see Directors)

(505)844-1890 FAX: (505)844-2974

Carol Swyt (see Directors)

(301) 975-3926 FAX: (301)216-1134


Computer Activities Committee

John F. Mansfield (see Directors)

(313)936-3352 FAX: (313)763-5567

Paul Carpenter

(818)395-6126 FAX: (818)568-0935


Conference Proceedings Inventory

C. Susskind

San Francisco Press, Inc.

Box 6800

San Francisco, CA 94101-6800





Corporate Liason Committee

Thomas G. Huber


11 Dearborn Road

Peabody, MA 01960

(508)535-5900 FAX:(508)536-2205


Education Committee

Phillip E. Russell

Department of Materials Science and Engineering

P.O. Box 7916

North Carolina State University

Raleigh, NC 27695-7916

(919)515-7501 FAX: (919)515-2932


Finance Committee, Archivist

Gordon Cleaver

GE Vallecitos Nuclear Center

P. O. Box 460, MC V08

Pleasanton, CA 94566

(510)862-4320 FAX: (510)862-4244



Art Chodos

302 Acorn Circle

Monrovia, CA 91016-1807



International Liaison

David B. Williams

Department of Materials Science and Engineering

5 East Packer Avenue

Lehigh University

Bethlehem, PA 18015-3195

(610)758-4224 FAX: (610)758-4244


Long Range Planning Committee

John A. Small

National Institute of Standards and Technology

Bldg 222, Rm. A113

Gaithersburg, MD 20899

(301)975-3900 FAX: (301)216-1134


MAS-MSA Liason, Nominations and

Presidents Award

Dale Johnson (see President)

(206)543-5900 FAX: (206)685-3234


Membership Services

Scott Wight

P.O. Box 3552

Gaithersburg, MD 20885



Microbeam Analysis Journal

Richard W. Linton, Editor-in-Chief

Department of Chemistry - CB3290

University of North Carolina

Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3290

(919)962-4619 FAX: (919)962-0488


MicroNews Editor

Ryna B. Marinenko

NIST; Bldg.222 Rm. A113

Gaithersburg, MD 20899

(301)975-3901 FAX (301)417-1321


Sustaining Membership Committee

Jack L. Worrall


University of Southern California

Los Angeles, CA 90089-0101






L. S. Birks (Deceased)

I. B. Borovskii (Deceased)

Raimond Castaing

Arthur A. Chodos

V. E. Cosslett (Deceased)

Peter Duncumb

Charles E. Fiori (Deceased)

Theodore Hall

K. F. J. Heinrich

James Hillier

L. L. Marton (Deceased)

Robert E. Ogilvie

Jean Philibert

Stephen J. B. Reed

Gunji Shinoda (Deceased)

David B. Wittry

Georges Slodzian




Full Name (Acronym)





MAS Liaison Director


Appalachian Regional Microscopy Society (AREMS)

John M. Herr, Jr. (President)

Dept. of Biological Sciences; U. of South Carolina

Columbia, SC 29208

(803)777-8110 FAX (803)777-4002



Arizona Imaging and Microanalysis Society (AIMS)

Claire Payne (President)

Department of Micbiology & Immunology

Room 6111

College of Medicine

University of Arizona

Tucson, AZ 85724

(520)626-2870 FAX: (520)626-2100



Canadian Microbeam Analysis Society (CanMAS)

Rod Packwood

MTL - Canmet - EMR

555 Booth Street

Ottawa, Ontario K1A 091, Canada

(613)992-2288 FAX: (613)992-8735



Cleveland Microbeam Analysis Society (CleveMAS)

James D. Eisner

The Geon Co.

Avon Lake Technical Center

P. O. Box 122

Avon Lake, OH 44012

(216)930-1605 FAX: (216)930-1644



Colorado Microbeam Analysis Society (CoMAS)

Greg Meeker (MAS Rep)

US Geological SurveyMS903

Denver Federal Center

Box 25046

Denver, CO 80225

(303)236-1081 FAX: (303)236-1414

(303)236-3187 Probe Lab



Instrumental Analysis Society (IAS)

Liz Goodwin (Secretary)

R. J. Lee Instruments

515 Pleasant Valley Road

Trafford, PA 15085

(412)744-0100 FAX: (412)744-0506



Louisiana Society for Microscopy (LSM)

Joe Mascorro (President)

Department of Anatomy

Tulane University - School of Medicine

1430 Tulane Avenue

New Orleans, LA 70112

(504)584-2747 FAX: (504)584-1687



Metropolitan Microscopy Society (M2S)

Phillip L. Flaitz (Co-Chairman)

IBM Analytical Services Group

1580 Route 52 - Z/E40

Hopewell Junction, NY 12533

(914)892-3094 FAX: (914)892-2555



Michigan Electron Microscopy Society (MEMS)

John Blackson (President)

MEMS President

The Dow Chemical Company

Building 1897

Midland MI 48667

(517)636-6316 FAX: (517)638-6443



Microbeam Analysis Society of Australia (AusMAS)

Clive Nockolds

Electron Microscope Unit

University of Sydney

Sydney, NSW, Australia

61-02-351-2351 FAX: 61-02-552-1967



Microbeam Analysis Society of Southern California (MASSoC)

Paul K. Carpenter (Treasurer)

Department of Geology 170-25


Pasadena, CA 91125

(818)395-6126 FAX: (818)568-0935





Microscopy Society of the Ohio River Valley (MSORV)

Scott D. Walck

Materials Directorate

2941 P St Ste 1


Wright Patterson Air Force Base, OH 45433-7750

(513)255-5791 FAX: (513)255-2176



Mid-Atlantic Microbeam Analysis Society (MAMAS)

Ryna Beth Marinenko

National Institutes of Science and Technology

Bldg. 222, Room A113

Gaithersburg, MD 20899

(301)975-3901 FAX: (301)417-1321



Midwest Microscopy and Microanalysis Society (M3S)

Nestor J. Zaluzec

Electron Microscopy for Materials Research

Argonne National Laboratory

Material Science Division - Bldg. 212

9700 South Cass Ave.

Argonne, IL 60439

(708)252-5075 FAX: (708)252-4798



Minnesota Microscopy Society (MMS)

Michael Coscio (MAS Representataive)

C/O Medtronic Inc./Promeon Division

6700 Shingle Creek Drive

Brooklyn Center, MN 55430

(612)569-1331 FAX: (612)569-1284



Missouri-Illinois-Kansas Microbeam Analysis Society (MIKMAS)

Donald Parker (Chairman)

Monsanto Company

800 N. Lindbergh Blvd.

Mail Zone U1E

St. Louis, MO 63167

(314)694-4974 FAX: (314)694-6727



New England Society for Electron Microscopy (NESEM)

Ms. Rebecca Stearns (President-Elect)

New England Society for Electron Microscopy

P. O. Box 5067

Billerica, MA 01822

(617)432-1667 FAX: (617)432-0014



New Mexico Microbeam Users Group (NMMBUG)

Paul Frank Hlava

Department 1822, MS-1405

Sandia National Laboratories

Albuquerque, NM 87185-1405

(505)844-1890 FAX: (505)844-2974



North Carolina Society for Electron Microscopy and Microbeam Analysis (NCSEMMA)

Phillip Russell

Department of Materials Science and Engineering

Campus Box 7916

North Carolina State University

Raleigh, NC 27695-7916

(919)515-7501 FAX: (919)515-6965



Oklahoma Microscopy Society (OMS)

Ginger Baker (Secretary-Treasurer)

Department of PHSI

264 Veterinary Medicine

Oklahoma State University

Stillwater, OK 74078-0353

(405)744-6765 FAX: (405)744-8263



SouthEastern Microscopy Society (SEMS)

W. Gray "Jay" Jerome (President)

Department of Pathology

Bowman Gray Medical School

Wake Forest University

Winston-Salem, NC 27157

(910)716-4972 FAX: (910)716-6174



West Coast Microbeam Analysis Society (WestMAS)

Charles Gordon Cleaver, Jr.

GE Vallecitos Nuclear Center

PO Box 460 MC V08

Pleasanton, CA 94566

(510)862-4320 FAX: (510)862-4516





Our Sustaining Members Contribute Substantial Support to MAS



4pi Analysis, Inc.

3500 Westgate Drive, Suite 403

Durham, NC 27707

(919)489-1757 FAX: (919)489-1487


Contact: Michael Czysz / Scott Davilla

Mac-based EDS & Imaging, Hard- and Software


Advanced MicroBeam, Inc.

4217 C Kings-Graves Road, P. O. Box 610

Vienna, OH 44473

(216)394-1255 FAX: (216)394-1834

Contact: Donald P. Lesher

Microprobe Service, Automation, Image Analysis


Amray, Inc.

160 Middlesex Turnpike

Bedford, MA 01730

(617)275-1400 FAX: (617)275-0740

Contact: Kenneth Benoit / Sheldon Moll

Manufacturer of Scanning Electron Microscopes


Cameca Instruments, Inc.

204 Spring Hill Road

Trumbull, CT 06611-1356

(203)459-0623 FAX: (203)261-5506

Contact: Andrew Davis / Claude Conty

EPMA, SIMS, Analytical SEM, and FE/Auger


Charles Evans & Associates

301 Chesapeake Drive

Redwood City, CA 94063



Contact: Jeff Kingsley / Mike Edgell

Service Analysis Lab., Mass Spec., RBS


Dapple Systems

355 West Olive, Suite 100

Sunnyvale, CA 94086

(408)733-3283 FAX: (408)736-2350

Contact: William Stewart

EDS Systems, Image Capture and Analysis


Denton Vacuum, Inc.

1259 North Church Street

Moorestown, NJ 08057

(609)439-9100 FAX: (609)439-9111

Contact: George Lutz / James L. Campbell

Vacuum Coaters and Critical Point Dryers





EDAX International

91 McKee Drive

Mahwah, NJ 07430

(210)529-6277 FAX: (201)529-3156

Contact: Tony Williams / Paul Oravetz

Microanalysis Systems Utilizing PC or MAC


Electron Microscopy Sciences / Diatome US

321 Morris Road, P. O. Box 251

Fort Washington, PA 19034

(800)523-5874 (215)646-1566 FAX: (215)646-8931


Contact: Carole March / Stacie Kirsch

EM and LM Supplies and Diamond Knives


Electroscan Corporation

66 Concord St.

Wilmington, MA 01887

(508)988-0055 FAX (508)988-0062


Contact: Rich Melanson

Environmental Scanning Electron Microscopes


ETP-USA / Electron Detectors, Inc.

1650 Holmes Street, Building C

Livermore, CA 94550

(510)449-8534 FAX: (510)449-8996

Contact: Robert J. Ruscica

Robinson BSE Det. & Infrared Chamberview Sys.


FEI Company

7451 N.E. Evergreen Parkway

Hillsboro, OR 97124-5830

(503)640-7500 FAX: (503)640-7509

Contact: Andree Kraker / Doug Rathkey

LaB6 & CeB6 Tips, FIB & FIB/SEM Workstations


Kevex Instruments

24911 Avenue Stanford

Valencia, CA 91355

(805)295-0019 FAX: (805)295-8714

Contact: Joe Robinson / Mike Davidson

Energy-dispersive X-ray Analysis Systems


Gatan, Inc.

6678 Owens Drive

Pleasanton, CA 94588-3334

(510)463-0200 FAX: (510)463-0204

Contact: Alexander Gubbens

TEM Accessories and Specimen Prep. Equipment







Geller MicroAnalytical Laboratory

426E Boston Street

Topsfield, MA 01983-1200

(800)MICRO-LL (508)887-7000 FAX: (508)887-6671


Contact: Joseph D. Geller / Charles Herrington

EPMA,SEM/EDS,& Auger Services-EM Standards



Hessler Technical Services

44 Strawberry Hill Avenue, Suite 8G

Stamford, CT 06902

(203)358-0266 FAX: (203)358-0266

Contact: Robert Hessler

Sales and Marketing Representative




11 Dearborn Road

Peabody, MA 01960

(508)535-5900 FAX: (508)536-2205


Contact: Robert Santorelli / Charles Nielsen

EPMA, Auger, SEM, TEM, NMR, Mass Spec


RJ Lee Instruments Ltd.

515 Pleasant Valley Road

Trafford, PA 15085

(412)744-0100 FAX:(412)744-0506

Contact: Dr. Fred Schamber

PERSONAL SEM for failure analysis, QA, etc.


Lehigh University

Materials Science Department

5 East Packer Avenue

Bethlehem, PA 18015

(610)758-4249 FAX:(610)758-4244

Contact: David Williams / Charles Lyman

Education in SEM, AEM, AFM, & Microanalysis


Leo Electron Microscopy, Inc.

One Zeiss Drive

Thornwood, NY 10594

(914)747-7700 (800)356--1090 FAX: (914)681-7443

Contact: Robert Brandom

SEM, Optical, & Scanning Confocal Microscopes


Materials Analytical Services, Inc.

3597 Parkway Lane, Suite 250

Norcross, GA 30092

(800)421-8451 (404)448-3200 FAX: (770)368-8256


Contact: Mark Rigler / Bill Longo





McCrone Associates, Inc.

850 Pasquinelli Drive

Westmont, IL 60559

(708)887-7100 FAX: (708)887-7417

Contact: Kent L. Rhodes / John Gavrilovic

Materials Characterization & Surface Analysis


Micron, Inc.

3815 Lancaster Pike

Wilmington, DE 19805-1599

(302)998-1184 FAX: (302)998-1836

Contact: James F. Ficca, Jr.

Analytical Services OM, SEM/EDS, TEM, & EPMA


Microspec Corporation

45950 Hotchkiss Street

Fremont, CA 94539

(510)656-8820 FAX: (510)656-8944

Contact: Joseph Carr / William D. Donnelly

Wavelength-Dispersive Spectrometers for SEMs



Nissei Sangyo America, Ltd.

Hitachi Scientific Instruments

775 Ravendale Drive

Mountain View, CA 94043

(415)969-1100 FAX: (415)961-0368


Contact: Gary Hawkinson/Jon McCarthy

SEM, TEM, & Field-Emission SEM and TEM


NORAN Instruments, Inc.

2551 W. Beltline Highway

Middleton, WI 53562

(608)831-6511 FAX: (608)836-7224

Contact: Gary Hawkinson / Mary Ales

Microanalysis Systems & Confocal Microscopes


Osmic, Inc.

1788 Northwood

Troy, MI 48084

(800)366-1299 (810)362-1290 FAX: (810)362-4043

Contact: Nick Grupido / George Gutman

Multilayer Crystals for WDS Spectrometers


Oxford Instruments, Inc.

Microanalysis Group

130 A Baker Avenue Ext.

Concord, MA 01742-2204

(508)369-9933 FAX: (508)369-8287



Contact: Helen Corry / John Benson

Link EDS Systems, Microspec WDS, EM Cryo

Access., CL & BSD






Park Scientific Instruments

1171 Borregas Avenue

Sunnyvalle, CA 94089

(408)747-1600 FAX: (408)747-1601

Contact: Dave Campbell / John Yarboro

A Complete Line of Scanning Probe Microscopes


Physical Electronics Inc.

6509 Flying Cloud Drive

Eden Prairie, MN 55344

(800)328-7515 (612)828-6100 FAX: (612)828-6322

Contact: Greg Carpenter

Surface Analysis Inst., Auger, XPS, & SIMS


Philips Electronic Instruments

85 McKee Drive

Mahwah, NJ 07430


Contact: Nathan Little / John S. Fahy

XL Series SEMs and CM Series TEMs


Princeton Gamma-Tech

1200 State Road

Princeton, NJ 08540

(609)924-7310 FAX: (609)924-1729

Contact: Doug Skinner

EDS & Image Analysis for EM and OM


SEM / TEC Laboratories, Inc.

4824 South 35th Street

Phoenix, AZ 85040

(602)276-6138 FAX: (602)276-4558

Contact: Ed Holdsworth

Materials & Failure Analysis Service Lab.


Small World

P.O. Box 25284

San Mateo, CA 94402

(415)345-8013 FAX: (415)345-8013

Contact: Don Chernoff

Electron Flight Simulator, EDS standards


Soft-Imaging Software Corporation

2102 Beach Court

Goldon, CO 80401

(303)274-0341 FAX:(303)274-0341

Contact: Dr. Michael Bode

Software & Hardware for Image Acquisition









Spectra-Tech / Nicolet

652 Glenbrook Road, P. O. Box 2190-G

Stamford, CT 06906

(203)357-7055 FAX: (203)357-1713

Contact: Jerry Hare / John A. Reffner

FT-IR Microscopes, Spectrometers, & Access.



SPI Supplies / Structure Probe, Inc.

569 E. Gay Street, P. O. Box 656

West Chester, PA 19381-0656

(800)242-4774 (610)436-5400 FAX: (610)436-5755

Contact: Kim Royer / Andrew Blackwood

EM Prep. Equipment and Supplies / Service Lab



C. M. Taylor Co.

1140 Blair Avenue

Sunnyvale, CA 94087

(408)245-4229 FAX: (408)732-1104

Contact: Ferren De Kildow / Dr. C. M. Taylor

Microprobe Analysis, Taylor Multi-Element Std.


Topcon Technologies, Inc.

37 West Century Road

Paramus, NJ 07652

(201)261-9450 FAX: (201)262-1504

Contact: Michael McCarthy /Luci Merli

Digital SEM and UHR Digital SEM


Topometrix Corporation

5403 Betsy Ross Drive

Santa Clara, CA 95054

(408)982-9700 FAX: (408)982-9751

Contact: Tony Abbis / Paul West

Complete Line of Scanning Probe Microscopes


XEI Scientific

3124 Wesex Way

Redwood City, CA 94061


Contact: Ronald Vane

SEM-CLEAN Anti-contamination System for EM's


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