The 4th International Conference on LEEM/PEEM
was held from the 10th-13th May 2004 at the Drienerburght Conference hotel at the University of Twente, The Netherlands. The meeting was hosted by the Solid State Physics group of Prof. Bene Poelsema and was attended by 63 scientists working in LEEM/PEEM and related fields. Five Distinguished Guest Lecturers gave presentations on a number of topics, ranging from state-of-the-art STM to ultrashort laser pulses. On the Tuesday, conference participants took an afternoon trip to the Arnhem Open Air museum and enjoyed the conference dinner in 'De Watermoelle'. The Proceedings of the conference were published in a special issue of the Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter vol.17 (2005).
The third LEEM/PEEM Workshop was held in Albuquerque, New Mexico, from May 14-17, 2002. Over 50 researchers attended the workshop, which was organized by Dr. Gary Kellogg of Sandia National Laboratories and co-sponsored by the AVS (as a Topical Conference of the Surface Science Division of the American Vacuum Society) and Sandia National Laboratories. During the three-day meeting 31 contributed oral papers were presented in sessions on surface dynamics, surface phase transitions, nucleation and growth, self-assembly, surface chemistry, diamond films, organic films, instrumentation, device applications and magnetic films. The meeting was highlighted by a keynote address and five distinguished guest lectures from scientific disciplines outside those traditionally covered at the LEEM/PEEM meetings. Ernst Bauer of Arizona State University delivered the keynote address entitled "LEEM and PEEM: Past, Present, and Future." In addition to the scientific program, the local organizers gave meeting participants an opportunity to become acquainted with New Mexico - The Land of Enchantment. The social program included a free afternoon to visit Santa Fe, NM - The City Different and a conference dinner high atop the Sandia Mountains. The proceedings of the third LEEM/PEEM workshop were published in a special issue of the Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology B (Vol. 20, No. 6).
The Second LEEM/PEEM Workshop was held in Paris, France on September 26-28, 2000. The meeting was organized by Dr. Hans-Joachim Ernst of the Commissariat l'Energie Atomique (CEA) in Saclay, France. The title of the workshop was changed to include PEEM specifically as a topic of the meeting. To broaden the scope of the workshop, six researchers from scientific disciplines outside LEEM/PEEM, but with overlapping or complementary interests were invited. These invited speakers were designated as Distinguished Guest Lecturers and made a significant contribution to the success of the meeting. The number of attendees was again 40. The three-day workshop consisted of the six Distinguished Guest Lectures and 28 contributed talks from speakers working directly with LEEM and PEEM. The topics covered by the Distinguished Guest Lecturers included ultrahigh vacuum scanning electron microscopy, low energy electron diffraction, x-ray scanning microscopy, photoelectron diffraction, spin-resolved scanning tunneling microscopy, and reflection electron microscopy. The general areas covered by the contributed talks were thin-film growth and surface phenomena; recent experimental, theoretical and technological developments; and surface magnetism. The proceedings of the second LEEM/PEEM Workshop were published in a special issue of Surface Science (Vol. 480, No. 3).
The First LEEM Workshop was held in Tempe, Arizona, USA on April 7-9, 1998. The meeting was organized by Prof. Ernst Bauer of the Arizona State University. The stated purpose of the 1st LEEM Workshop was to review the state of the art in LEEM and to make links to related techniques. The meeting attracted 40 researchers from eight countries who spoke on topics including instrumentation (LEEM basics, electron energy analyzers, spin polarized LEEM, x-ray magnetic dichroism microscopy); applications (epitaxial growth, surface etching, catalysis, surface self-assembly, phase transitions, step dynamics, magnetic storage); theory (contrast mechanisms, layer spacing determination); and future directions (free-electron-laser PEEM, the SMART spectromicroscope). The proceedings of the first LEEM Workshop were published in a special issue of Surface Review and Letters (Vol. 5, No. 6).