Atomic Force Microscopy

Eduardo Murillo Bracamontes, PhD and Ana G. Rodríguez Hernández, PhD

This workshop is planned to offer a general theoretical foundats of the Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) technique, as well as its operational guidelines for analyzing different kinds of samples, such as thin film coatings, nanoparticles, and biological samples. We will show the principles of the AFM and demonstrate its applications in life sciences. We will also discuss key points and limitations about this technology, particularly, of the technical knowledge necessary when managing noise levels using the AFM instrument.

Duration: 4 hours

Atomic Layer Deposition

Hugo Jesús Tiznado Vázquez, PhD, Javier Alonso López Medina, PhD, and Hugo Alejandro Borbón Núñez, PhD

The purpose of this workshop is to introduce the basic concepts and current applications of the Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) technique. It will be shown that ALD can be employed as a powerful tool for the fabrication of 1D and 2D nanostructures.

Duration: 4 hours


Manuel Herrera Zaldívar, PhD

The objective of this workshop is to study the basic concepts of cathodoluminescence technique (CL) and show its use in the characterization of optical properties of semiconductors. In this workshop, we will present the physical fundaments of the generation of the CL signal in a semiconductor material and show the typical experimental configurations encountered in research studies. We will also offer a review of this technique employed in the characterization of dislocations, grain structure, and point defects of semiconductors.

Duration: 5 hours

Ellipsometry Fundamentals: Theory and Practice

Roberto Machorro, PhD and Noemí Abundiz, PhD

This workshop will allow young researchers to exchange experiences and gain knowledge of the basics of ellipsometry. This is a perfect opportunity for new users to learn about this optical characterization technique and to learn what kind of samples can be measured with this technique. The format of the workshop will include an introduction to ellipsometry, fundamentals of ellipsometric data analysis, and an overview of ellipsometric applications in scientific research.

Duration: 4 hours

Introduction to Nonlinear Microscopy

Jacob Licea Rodríguez, PhD, Israel Rocha Mendoza, PhD, and Raúl Rangel Rojo, PhD

The goal of the workshop is on one hand to make an introduction to the field of nonlinear optics and its applications to novel microscopy techniques. On the other hand, we also aim to make the participants aware of the potential applications of these nonlinear optical microscopy techniques in different fields.

Duration: 5 hours

Luminescent Materials and Applications

Gustavo A. Hirata, PhD

The objective of this workshop is to cover the basic concepts of luminescence and the most relevant applications of luminescent materials (or phosphors). This workshop will give opportunities to graduate students and researchers to get together, exchange state-of-the-art information focusing on the physics and common/uncommon mechanisms of different types of luminescent materials.

Duration: 4 hours

Modeling 2D Systems: Structure and Electronic Properties

Jonathan Guerrero Sánchez, PhD and Maria Guadalupe Moreno Armenta, PhD

The aim of this workshop is to give you the first steps for the modeling of two-dimensional (2D) systems and its characterization by using computational tools based in density functional theory. We will offer a brief introduction to density functional theory, its implications for potential applications, its extent to explain experimental findings and its use to propose novel materials with new and enhanced properties. In the second part of this workshop, we shall introduce the modeling -from scratch- of a 2D system.

Duration: 4 hours

Raman Spectroscopy

Yasmín Esqueda Barrón, PhD and Arturo Mora Lazarini, PhD

In this workshop, we will explain how an optical technique such as Raman scattering spectroscopy gives us detailed information about the composition of a sample. We will present the basic concepts and applications of Raman spectroscopy as a tool for the characterization of nanostructured materials. We will present the process involved in obtaining Raman scattering and the equipment used for this aim.

Duration: 4 hours

Surface Modification of Nanomaterials for Biomedical Application

Kanchan Chauhan, PhD and Prakhar Sengar, PhD

The workshop deals with the study of superficial chemical properties of nanomaterials (inorganic/biomaterials), and their bio-functionalization for biomedical application. The aim of this workshop is to discuss the existing challenges in the clinical translation of nanomedicines and to study the chemistry of bio-conjugation in nanoparticles based therapeutics.

Duration: 4 hours

Transmission Electron Microscopy

Oscar Edel Contreras López, PhD, and José Manuel Romo Herrera, PhD

This workshop is planned to introduce the attendees who wish to learn and develop a basic understanding of the operation principles. They can acquire knowledge to Transmission Electron Microscope as characterization technique for morphological and structural properties in nanomaterials, both theory and sample preparations will be discussed in order to the attendees can will interact with this tool.

Duration: 4 hours

Cost per workshop: $300 MXN   |   Students $200 MXN

Payment: Cash, on site