Training School on Raman and Correlative Surface Analytics on Carbon Nanomaterials


Location: Natural and Medical Sciences Institute (NMI) Reutlingen and Eberhard Karls University Tübingen, Germany

The Workshop on October 5th, 2016 takes place at the NMI Reutlingen, Markwiesenstr. 55, Reutlingen.

For the Training School on October 6th and 7th, each group will spend one day each at NMI Reutlingen, Markwiesenstr. 55, Reutlingen, and at the Center for Light-Matter-Interaction, Sensors and Analytics (LISA+), University of Tübingen, Auf der Morgenstelle 15, 72076 Tübingen.

Date: October 5th to 7th, 2016


Claus Burkhardt, Manuel Martina and Pranoti Kshirsagar, NMI Reutlingen, claus.burkhardt ♦ nmi • de

Ronny Löffler, Markus Turad, Dai Zhang, Monika Fleischer and Anke Horneber, Center LISA+, University of Tübingen


Local Transport:

To transfer between Tübingen Main Station (Stop: "Tübingen Hauptbahnhof") and NMI Reutlingen (Stop: "Betzingen, NMI"), you can use the Bus 7611 (bus stop "K" in Tübingen).

There is a fast bus at 8:05, arriving 8:15, ticket price: 2,40 Euro.

Return buses: 18:08-18:21, 19:08-19:23, 20:53-21:24 or 22:12-22:27

The University of Tübingen Guest House (Lessingweg 3, 72076 Tübingen) can be reached from the main station ("Hauptbahnhof") by Bus Lines 3 or 4 (nearest stop: "Im Rotbad") (and vice versa).

The Center LISA+ at the University of Tübingen (Auf der Morgenstelle 15, 72076 Tübingen) can be reached by the bus stop "BG Unfallklinik" (bus lines 5, 13, 18, 19; every few minutes).

Time tables can be found at




- Raman spectroscopy

- Tip-enhanced Raman spectroscopy

- Scanning probe microscopy (AFM, STM)

- Confocal Raman imaging

- Electron microscopy (SEM, EDX, STEM)

- Scanning Auger microscopy

- Chemical vapour deposition of carbon nanomaterials


To apply for the Training School:

Please fill in the attached document and send it to claus.burkhardt ♦ nmi • de (Cc to COSTaction-nanospectroscopy ♦ ifap.uni-tuebingen • de) at your earliest convenience, no later than Friday August 5, 2016.

Participants will be notified of acceptance by mid-August. The number of participants is limited.

Registration is free of charge. Partial financial travel support will be offered through the COST Action MP1302 Nanospectroscopy.












Program (see Flyer): 


Wednesday, October 5, 2016: Lectures at the NMI Reutlingen


08:30 - 9:00 Registration

Foyer of the NMI, Markwiesenstraße 55, Reutlingen


09:00 - 12:30 Session 1: Introduction to Methods and Applications / Industry

09:00 Introduction by Claus Burkhardt, NMI Reutlingen, and Monika Fleischer, University of Tübingen

09:30 Fabian Perez, Carl Zeiss Microscopy GmbH

10:00 Hartmut Stadler, Bruker Nano Analytics Division

10:30 Coffee break and Exhibition

11:00 Marc Richter, Renishaw plc

11:30 Olaf Hollricher, WITec Wissenschaftliche Instrumente und Technologie GmbH

12:00 Miriam Unger, Physical Electronics GmbH / Anasys Instruments Corporation


12:30 - 14:30 Lunch break, Posters and Exhibition


14:30 - 18:00 Session 2: Introduction to Methods and Examples from Research / Academia

14:30 Renato Zenobi, ETH Zürich, Switzerland

15:15 Georg Duesberg, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland

16:00 Coffee break and Exhibition

16:30 Dai Zhang, University of Tübingen

17:00 Manuel Martina, NMI Reutlingen

17:30 Ronny Löffler / Markus Turad, Center LISA+, University of Tübingen


18:00 - 18:30 Session 3: Short presentations


18:30 - 21:00 Get-together with snacks, posters and exhibition,

including "bring-your-own-samples": Opportunity to measure participant samples on the present demo equipment.


Thursday, October 6, 2016: Hands-on day 1 (3 groups in Reutlingen, 3 groups in Tübingen)

09:00 - 12:30 Training I

12:30 -14:00 Lunch break

14:00 - 17:30 Training II

Evening: City tour and dinner in Tübingen


Friday, October 7, 2016: Hands-on day 2 (switch: 3 groups in Tübingen, 3 groups in Reutlingen)

09:00 - 12:30 Training III

12:30 - 14:00 Lunch break

14:00 - 17:30 Training IV

17:30 - 18:00 Feedback and farewell



- Electron microscopy (SEM, EDX, STEM)

- SPM / Raman imaging / TERS

- Scanning Auger / CVD deposition

- Confocal Raman imaging / TERS