The past decade has seen a resurgence of the interest in using atom probe tomography for the characterization of hydrogen in metals, to advance the understanding of the interaction of H with structural defects and related embrittlement phenomena.
We are organizing a workshop on 16–18 April 2024, at the Max-Planck-Institute für Eisenforschung in Düsseldorf, Germany.
With this workshop, we wanted to provide an overview of the progress in this exciting area, with advances in understanding the performance limits and how to overcome the key hurdles we are facing as a field.
We have also invited experts from related techniques – including electron microscopy, thermal desorption spectroscopy, in-situ nanoindentation, and secondary-ion mass spectrometry – to help position results from atom probe and identify the complementarities across the techniques, and evaluate how information from atom probe can be used in conjunction with existing theories to advance the understanding of the many effects that hydrogen has on the properties of materials.
We will leave ample time for discussions, in order to help define good practice across our emerging field. We will be planning to record sessions to leave a legacy, and write down a white paper to facilitate sharing good practice across the field.
We are expecting that the workshop will be free to attend (working on getting sponsorship as we write this).
We hope to see you join us in Düsseldorf!*
*We are thrilled to welcome you onsite, and for those unable to join in person, this event is also accessible in a hybrid format!