Dear colleagues,

On behalf of the local organizing committee it is pleasure for me to thank all the participants of the International Conference “Scanning Probe Microscopy” (SPM-2018) combined with International Workshop "Modern Nanotechnologies" (IWMN-2018) and International Youth Conference "Functional Imaging of Nanomaterials"! SPM-2018 welcomed about 150 participants from 10 countries and 22 cities of Russia.

The conference witnessed 7 industrial, 18 invited, 36 oral, and 108 poster presentations. The proceedings will be published as the special issues of IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering and FERROELECTRICS journals.

Organizing committee acknowledges sponsors and exhibitors: Taylor & Francis, Russian Foundation for Basic Research, NT-MDT Spectrum Instruments, Promenergolab, OSTEC, OPTEC, INTERTECH Corporation, Merck, and IMC. Special thanks to Alexander Lukanin, who sponsored the awards for the best oral and poster presentations of young scientists.

You can download the best conference photos here (Google drive) or here (zip file).

The abstract book can be downloaded here.

I hope that you enjoyed your staying in Ekaterinburg!

I invite you to the next conference SPM-2019 in Ekaterinburg on August 25-28, 2019!

Chairman of SPM-2017, SPM-2018, and SPM-2019
Prof. Vladimir Ya. Shur



International Conference
Scanning Probe Microscopy (SPM-2018) 
International Workshop
Modern Nanotechnologies (IWMN-2018)
International Youth Conference
Functional Imaging of Nanomaterials (FIN-2018)
August 26 – 29, 2018
Ural Federal University, Ekaterinburg

Conference scope:

The joint conference will cover a wide range of topics related to modern nanotechnologies and functional imaging of nanostructured materials by various modes of Scanning Probe Microscopy as well as study of ferroics. The Youth Conference will consist of tutorial session and scientific conference on nanoscale phenomena in different functional materials. The contest for the best presentation of the young scientists will be held.

The first announcement

The second announcement

Conference topics:

1. SPM in materials science
2. PFM, MFM, KPFM, SNOM, ESM, SEM, and related techniques
3. Tip-enhanced phenomena
4. Probe lithography and nano-indentation
5. Biocompatible & organic materials
6. Multiferroic phenomena and magnetoelectric coupling
7. Interface and domain engineering
8. Ferroelectrics, piezoelectrics, and ionic conductors
9. 1D and 2D nanostructured materials
10. Theory, modeling, and data processing


Program committee:

Prof. A.V. Ankudinov Saint-Petersburg, Russia Prof. G.M. Mikhailov Chernogolovka, Russia
Prof. A.A. Bukharaev Kazan, Russia Prof. V.L. Mironov Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
Prof. V.A. Bykov Zelenograd, Russia Prof. A.A. Saranin Vladivostok, Russia
Prof. S.A. Chizhik Minsk, Belarus Prof. V.Ya. Shur Ekaterinburg, Russia
Prof. A.L. Gruverman Lincoln, USA Dr. V.V. Shvartsman Essen, Germany
Prof. A.L. Kholkin Aveiro, Portugal Dr. A.P. Volodin Leuven, Belgium
Prof. O.V. Kolosov Lancaster, UK Prof. I.V. Yaminsky Moscow, Russia
Prof. A.V. Latyshev Novosibirsk, Russia    


Conference co-chairs:    Prof. Vladimir Shur and Prof. Victor Mironov

Official language:     English

General sponsor:     holding NT-MDT Spectrum Instruments

Important dates:
Start of online registration:        February 01, 2018
Abstract submission deadline:           April 15, 2018
Early-bird registration fee:                 June 10, 2018

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