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Users Week 2008
May 4-8, 2008

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Poster Sessions / Poster Prizes / Student Talks

Abstracts for posters are being solicited in all areas of research related to current synchrotron, nanoscience, and electron microscopy techniques. You may choose either the APS session on Monday afternoon, May 5 (LOM 437), or the CNM/EMC session on Wednesday afternoon, May 7 (Bldg. 440, CNM). Students: Cash prizes of $100 each will be awarded for the best student posters. You can also have your abstract considered for an invited student talk.

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 -- poster sessions closed

Student Opportunities

Poster Preparation (and additional guidelines for Argonne authors)


When You Arrive

Student Opportunities

The 2008 Users Week offers two great opportunities for students to gain special recognition for their work at Argonne user facilities.

1. Invited talk (including free registration and banquet ticket): Students may choose to have their poster abstract considered for conversion to an invited 20-minute talk during an appropriate plenary session. One talk will be selected per facility. Winners may present a poster in addition to the talk, if they wish, but they will not be eligible for poster prizes. APS candidates: In addition to submitting an abstract, please send your CV by March 31 to Nadia Leyarovska, APS poster session chair,

2. Poster prize: All student posters (except those selected for talks) will be considered for $100 cash prizes. Winners will be recognized at an appropriate plenary session during the week. We expect to award 5 prizes.

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 1, 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. You can put your poster up any time between 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. 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.

Removal: Please remove your poster by 9:00 a.m. Thursday. In all cases, posters not removed by the end of the meeting will be held in the APS or CNM User Office for one week and then discarded.



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