2012 APS/CNM/EMC Users Meeting: Special Issue APS User News
Issue 77, April 5, 2012

CONTENTS

USER MATTERS
-- "Early" Registration Fee Rate Expires at Midnight, Wednesday, April 25th!
-- Poster Sesssion Abstract Deadline Extended: Friday, April 13 at 5:00 pm CST
-- New Info Added Daily--2012 APS/CNM/EMC Users Meeting: Our User Science Shapes the Future!
-- CALLING ALL VIDEO MAKERS! Submit Your Films for the "Usies Awards"!
-- Register Now for CNM Short Courses!

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"Early" Registration Fee Rate Expires at Midnight, Wednesday, April 25th!
Register to attend at https://www.regonline.com/2012APS_CNM_EMC_UM. To get the "early rate," register before midnight Wednesday, April 25 as the registration fee will increase after that date.

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Poster Sesssion Abstract Deadline Extended: Friday, April 13 at 5:00 pm CST
All poster session abstracts must be submitted on line using your RegOnline meeting registration record. Already registered and need to return to your record to upload your abstract? Go the the RegOnline web page https://www.regonline.com/2012APS_CNM_EMC_UM and click on "View or Change Your Exisitng Registration" and enter your e-mail address and the password you created for your record. The fields related to the poster session and the upload button are found on the "Personal Information" page.

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New Info Added Daily--2012 APS/CNM/EMC Users Meeting: Our User Science Shapes the Future!
Visit the meeting web site at http://usersmeeting2012.conference.anl.gov/ to see the latest information--check back often as meeting information is being added daily!

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CALLING ALL VIDEO MAKERS! Submit Your Films for the "Usies Awards"!
Ready to walk the red carpet at a world premier screening of your own movie? The social event and associated dinner for the 2012 APS/CNM/EMC Users Meeting will include the first-ever "Usies Awards" to recognize the best short videos submitted by users from the APS, CNM, and EMC. Videos will be judged by a guest panel.

  • Films should be one to two minutes maximum in length.
  • Films can be submitted by individual users or groups of users.
  • Awards will be presented for Facilities' Best films (one per facility) as well as in the categories of Best Drama, Best Comedy, and Best Documentary (a factual, real-life look at being a user).

Filmakers must ensure that they have permission to video in whatever areas they use for "on location" shoots. Videotaping is not permitted in any CNM laboratory spaces.

Need some ideas to get your creativity going? How about short films like "From Beamline to Eternity," "The Microscopist of Oz," "User Without a Cause," "The Experiment Hutch Redemption, "One Flew over the RF Cavity," "Lord of the Storage Ring," and "Rear Beryllium Window." Videos can be documentary or can be based on literature or music themes or any other creative way to record your experiences as a user!

How to submit: Videos should be in .MOV, .WMV or Quicktime format. Be sure to include your contact information: name, organization, e-mail, and phone number. Since files of this size may cause problems with the Laboratory’s e-mail system, please use one of these methods to submit your video:

  • If you’re submitting from within the Lab, the best and simplest method is Argonne’s File Transfer Application at https://webapps.anl.gov/filetransfer. Enter "usies@aps.anl.gov" as the recipient.
  • Send on a CD or DVD to Connie Vanni, APS User Office, Building 401, Room B1164, 9700 S. Cass Ave., Argonne, IL 60439. CDs and DVDs will not be returned.
  • Stop by with a flash drive at the office above or the office of either Linda Carlson (Building 401, Room B1163) or Carrie Clark (Bldg. 440, CNM User Office).
  • Upload your video to YouTube and notify us at usies@aps.anl.gov.

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Register Now for CNM Short Courses!
Registration is now open for the CNM Short Courses offered as part of the 2012 APS/CNM/EMC Users Meeting. These courses will be held at the CNM May 10, 2012. Registration is limited (ranging from 10 to 30), so register early to secure your spot as they are selling out quickly! Participants must be registered for the 2012 Users Meeting to participate. Details are available at http://usersmeeting2012.conference.anl.gov/cnm_short_courses.php.

Functional Imaging with Ambient Atomic Force Microscopy (organized by Maxim Nikiforov): Overview of recent developments in ambient AFM (short lectures); hands-on demonstration of advanced AFM techniques on five different AFM platforms including measurements of samples provided by workshop participants.

Confocal Raman Microscopy (organized by David Gosztola): Hands-on demonstration of the capabilities of the CNM's confocal Raman microscope, including measurement of samples provided by workshop participants.

Practical Methods for Fabricating Nanostructures and Devices (organized by Ralu Divan): Topics include work flow planning, materials consideration, and criteria for selecting processes and instruments. Examples of devices made by the Nanofabrication and Devices Group will be shown.

High-performance Computing Techniques for Materials Modeling and Nanophotonics (organized by Michael Sternberg).

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