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Users Week 2007
May 7-12, 2007

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Registration & Abstracts
Practical Matters

- April 9: poster abstracts
- April 10: non-U.S. registration
- April 22: housing
- April 23: registration


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- 8.5 x 11
- 11 x 17

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Past Meetings


Poster Sessions

Abstracts for posters are being solicited in all areas of research related to current synchrotron, nanoscience, electron microscopy, and neutron science techniques. Cash prizes of $500 will be awarded for the best student posters. Abstracts received by the deadline will be included in the program book. Please submit your abstract via the on-line Abstract Submission Form. To be considered, submissions must include all information requested in the online form. Normally we are able to accept all posters submitted; if space limitations force us to be selective, you will be notified by April 16 if your poster has not been accepted. NOTE: Poster space is 4 ft. x 4 ft.

Abstract Submission Form -- DEADLINE APRIL 9 , 2007.

Student Opportunities

Poster Preparation (and additional guidelines for Argonne authors)


When You Arrive

Poster Preparation

Use of Symbols and Greek Letters -- If your abstract contains symbols (e.g., Å), Greek letters (e.g., ), or superscripts and subscripts (e.g., 107, H2O), make sure that your abstract is submitted in a clear and unambiguous form. Submissions over the Web can sometimes lose formatting; please provide additional descriptive language to ensure that your abstract is formatted properly for inclusion in the program book. A technical editor will check your abstract for these issues. If you are concerned about appearance of special characters, you may fax a copy of your abstract to 630.252.9250.

Use of References and Footnotes -- Use references and footnotes only if absolutely necessary. To incorporate references, use superscript numbers (e.g., 1, 2 ) within the text of the abstract. Footnotes should be indicated by using asterisks (e.g., *, **). Place references after footnotes at the end of the abstract body. 

Poster Preparation -- You will be provided with both push pins and Velcro and a poster board space measuring 1.22 meters high x 1.22 meters wide (4 feet high x 4 feet wide). Please adhere to the following guidelines to prepare your poster: 

  • Legibility -- The poster should be readable from a distance of 2 m (6.6 ft.). Text and figure lettering height should be no less than 1 cm (0.4 in.).
  • Heading and Titles -- You should supply a header label that includes the poster title, author's name(s), and address of primary author. The recommended height for title lettering is 3 cm (1.2 in.). The maximum heading size is 20 x 122 cm (3 x 48 in.). All figures and tables should be titled. The sizes, format, and number of pieces to include are left to your discretion. 

Argonne Authors -- See additional guidelines.


Shipping: If you want to ship your poster directly to the APS, please LABEL the package CLEARLY with the name of the primary author and have arrange for it to be DELIVERED BY THURSDAY, MAY 3, to the following address:

   APS User Office
   Attn: Rachel Reed
   Building 401, B1147C
   Argonne National Laboratory
   9700 S. Cass Ave.
   Argonne, IL 60439-4800

When You Arrive

Poster pickup: Posters shipped in advance to the APS will be available at the registration desk.

Display: Your poster must be on display by 4 pm on the day of your poster session. For 2007, you can put you your poster any time after 9:00 am Monday morning; it may remain on display until 12:00 noon Friday. The location of poster sessions will be given in the program book. Your poster will be assigned a number; please check the list on display at the poster area. Mount your poster on the board labeled with that number.

Sessions: Please arrange to have someone attend your poster at the scheduled session(s).

Removal: Please remove your poster by noon on Friday. In all cases, posters not removed by the end of the meeting will be held in the User Office for one week and then discarded.

Student Opportunities

[revised 3/23/07]

The 2007 Users Week offers two great opportunities for students to gain special recognition for their work at Argonne user facilities:

1. Invited talk and free registration: Students may choose to have their poster abstract considered for conversion to an invited 15-minute talk during the plenary session on Monday, May 7. Those selected as speakers will also receive free registration for the meeting. Note, however, that the abstracts selected will be not be eligible for poster prizes.

2. Poster prize: All student posters will be considered for cash prizes. Winners of prizes for work done at the Advanced Photon Source, Electron Microscopy Center, or Intense Pulsed Neutron Source will be recognized at the Wednesday evening banquet, which is being held at Chicago's famous Adler Planetarium. Student poster prize winners will also be reimbursed if they attend the banquet. Work done at the Center for Nanoscale Materials (CNM) will be recognized at the separate CNM banquet on Thursday night.


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