Fuerzas y Tunel 2014


2014/08/27 - 2014/08/29
Palacio Miramar (Donostia/San Sebastián)
Celia Rogero Blanco (DIPC - CSIC), Fernando Moreno (CSIC)
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Fuerzas y Tunel 2014


Every two years the Spanish community working on scanning probe techniques meet in a conference called Fuerzas y Túnel (FyT). These bi-annual conferences began in Barcelona in 1998 and continued in Santiago de Compostela (2000), Zamora (2002), Vic (2004), Murcia (2006), Segovia (2008), Tarragona (2010), and San Lorenzo de El Escorial (2012). Next conference will be held in San Sebastian from 27 to 29 August 2014.

It aims to bring together scientist who share an interest in the applications, the use, the development and the theoretical description of technology based in scanning probes. There will be dedicated sessions to atomic force microscopy, scanning tunneling microscopy and theory of local probes techniques covering a wide range of applications from soft matter physics and biophysics to surface science in vacuum. 

Important dates:  

Abstract submission deadline: Closed!!!!
Acceptance notification:  15th April.
Conference registration (standard registration): Still open!!

Conference Dates: August 27-29, 2014.

Remember the Best SPM Image Contest!!!! Do not forger to bring your SPM photograph.

In addition and most importantly, in this 9th edition we will honor Prof. A. M. Baró who will retire on 2014. Arturo is one of the pioneers of SPM in Spain and one of our most renowned AFM/STM specialist abroad.

Don`t miss the unique opportunity to gather again and to celebrate our Fuerzas y Túnel 2014 conference in San Sebastian!. The Conference is included in the program of the XXXIII edition of “Cursos de Verano” of the University of Basque Country.

We are happy to announce the 2014 FyT SPM Image Contest. Prizes will be sponsored by Bihurcrystal (http://www.bihurcrystal.com/)
Please bring your best SPM-based image printed (max size A4) to the Registration Desk on the 27th August or hand it to the organizers to be part of this exiting competition. There will be a single generous prize for the best image selected by voting of all delegates. Images will be exhibited for the whole duration of the conference.

Additionally, for all PhDs and postdocs presenting posters, there will be two great prizes for the best two. So, make sure you are on top presenting form! Prizes will be sponsored by Bihurcrystal (http://www.bihurcrystal.com/)
Poster session will be sponsored by Specs (http://www.specs.de/cms/front_content.php?idcat=209


 Conference place:

The Workshop will take place at the “Palacio Miramar” in San Sebastián. The location of this royal palace could not be better: on the hillock ending the El Loro pick, which separates "La Concha" and "Ondarreta" beaches and offering splendid views over the bay and the city. Map of San Sebastian

Scientific Committee:

Andrés Arnau (EHU/UPV)
Agustina Asenjo (ICMM)
Jaime Colchero (UM)
Jordi Fraxedas (CIN2)
José Miguel García (IMM)
Ricardo García (ICMM) 
Julio Gómez (UAM)
José María Gómez-Rodríguez (UAM)
Amadeo López de Parga (UAM)
José Angel Martin-Gago (ICMM)
Javier Méndez (ICMM)
Aitor Mugarza (ICN)
Pedro J. de Pablo(UAM)
Jose Ignacio Pascual (CIC-Nanogune)
Rubén Pérez (UAM)
Roberto Otero (UAM)
Juan José Saenz (UAM)


Organizing Committee:

  Celia Rogero


  Centro de Física de Materiales (CSIC-UPV/EHU)

  Materials Physics Center (MPC)

  Paseo Manuel de Lardizabal 5, 20018 Donostia, Spain


  Fernando Moreno-Herrero


  Dept. Macromolecular Structures 

  Lab. B17-B-18

  Centro Nacional de Biotecnología (CNB-CSIC)

  C/ Darwin, 3. 28049, Cantoblanco, Spain





Early registration closed. Standard registration still open. 

Registration will be formalized by sending registration form and transfer voucher to:

Secretaría de los Cursos – Summer Courses Office 
Apdo. 1042 Post Box
Tel.:00 34 943 21 95 11
Fax: 00 34 943 21 95 98 

Email: cverano@ehu.es 

Early bird registration deadline (reduced prices): 31st May.

Reduced fees (prices for dates before 31st May):

  Without housing

Accomodation  housing

Master and PhD Students 60 € 100€ 3 nights (August 26,27 and 28th) in double room
Postdocs and Senior 160€ 260€ 3 nights (August 26,27 and 28th) in double room
300€ 3 nights (August 26,27 and 28th) in single room


Standard registration deadline (regular prices): open!!!

A combo registration including accommodation (26-28 August) and meals will be offered and recommended for all participants. 

Standard registration (prices after 31st May): 

  Without housing

Accomodation  housing (accomodation under confirmation)

Master and PhD Students 90 € 130€ 3 nights (August 26,27 and 28th) in double room
Postdocs and Senior 200€ 300€ 3 nights (August 26,27 and 28th) in double room
350€ 3 nights (August 26,27 and 28th) in single room


Student Grant support is still under consideration.

The housing will be at the Manuel Agud Querol Residence (http://www.resa.es/Residencias/Manuel-Agud-Querol) . If you are interested in booking accommodation, we encourage you to register before the 31st of May. 

Both registration options include the conference dinner, lunches, and all the regular registration items (access to talks, program and abstract book, and coffee breaks).


 (More information to be announced)



Abstract submission deadline: Closed!!!!

Abstract should be submitted using an online application.


Tentative program.

Book of abstracts

The three Keynote invited speakers are:


Prof. Dr. Katharina J. Franke, Freie Universität, Berlín


Prof. Dr. Pavel Jelinek,Czech Academy of Science, Praha


Prof. Dr Neil Thomson, University of Leeds, Leeds