Research Training Links
Publications Activities Jobs
Specific training offered by the individual groups
CambridgeAtomic Force Microscopy, Spectroscopic Ellipsometry, Imaging Ellipsometry, Advance Lithography Techniques
DresdenModelling of thin film systems, Derivation and analysis of evolution equations, Perturbation theory, Amplitude equations, Linear stability analysis, Continuation techniques, Numerical simulations, Discrete models
LimerickTransmission and Scanning Electron Microscopy
Atomic Force Microscopy
X-Ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy
Focused Ion Beam Milling
High Temperature Differential Scanning Calorimetry
Particle Size Analysis
Materials and Interface Modelling
NottinghamScanning probe microscopy (atomic force microscopy, magnetic force microscopy, electric force microscopy, conducting tip AFM, utrahigh vacuum STM)
Electron spectroscopy (UPS, XPS, Auger electron spectroscopy)
Synchrotron-based photoemission, X-ray absorption, X-ray standing wave spectroscopy (~ 6 -8 weeks per year beamtime at synchrotron sources including SRS (Daresbury, UK), Max-LAB (Lund, Sweden), ESRF (Grenoble))
Clean room suite (including optical and e-beam lithography) for device and sample preparation
High precision nulling ellipsometer
Fourier transform infrared attenuated total reflection (FTIR ATR)
ParisEllipsometry, Light scattering, Rheometry, Brewster angle microscopy, Fluorescence microscopy, High speed camera, Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
General training aspects of the PATTERNS networkProvision of comprehensive interdisciplinary training in a wide variety of experimental/ theoretical methods
Development of researchers scientific knowledge base through attendance at seminars, group meetings, workshops, and conferences organised by the network
Expansion and broadening of scientific thinking due to exposure to a wide range of new concepts
Development of transferable skills through attendance at Graduate School courses and network-related activities
A considerable strengthening of the ability of European researchers to undertake cross-disciplinary research
Development of written and oral communication, team-working and time management skills
Improvement of written and spoken English/ German / French etc.
A general increase in the scientific confidence of early stage researchers through:
(i) close interaction and discussion with a wide variety of researchers in the participating groups and,
(ii) presentation at/ participation in internal seminars and meetings and, network and (inter)national conferences.
Beside the regular network meeting there are workshops and sommer schools where members of the network present their results as the one organised by the network: 4. - 6. September 2006, Portoroz, Slovenia
Workshop on Self-assembly and properties of comlpex patterns For details see the following link.
The workshop is centered around the present european network 'Unifying principles of non-equilibrium pattern formation'. However it is open for all interested in the field.
thiele at mpipks-dresden.mpg.de