SPM workshop 2023

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The workshop will consist of set of invited lectures (30 min) and participants oral presentations (15 min). A social evening programme is organized with financial support of the workshop sponsors.

Thu 10:00 – 10:15 Welcome
Thu 10:15 – 10:45 Bruno de la Torre Real-space imaging σ-holes and π-holes with Kelvin Force Probe Microscopy
Thu 10:45 – 11:00 Martin Švec Light, tips and molecules: SPM on the path to direct nano-optical measurements
Thu 11:00 – 11:15 Bohuslav Rezek AFM and simulations of 2D/3D molecular assembly via ZnO dipoles
Thu 11:15 – 11:30 Martin Setvín Tracking single polarons by STM/AFM
Thu 11:30 – 11:45 Pavel Kocán Tunneling of single charges to Transition Metal Oxides – kinetic Monte Carlo Simulations
Thu 11:45 – 12:00 Pavel Jelínek Nickelocene molecule as a SPM magnetic sensor
Thu 12:00 – 12:15 Llorenç Albons Caldentey Surface characterization of the ferroelectric perovskite BaTiO3 by noncontact AFM
Thu 12:15 – 12:30 Jakub Horák Chemistry at the nanoscale – AFM meets IR Spectroscopy (company presentation)
Thu 12:30 – 14:00 Lunch
Thu 14:00 – 14:30 Andrew Yacoot Traceability for SPM through the lattice parameter of silicon and bringing metrology to high speed AFM
Thu 14:30 – 14:45 David Nečas You are measuring it wrong again
Thu 14:45 – 15:00 Gaoliang Dai Overview of 3D nanometrology at the PTB based on the SPM and TEM techniques
Thu 15:00 – 15:15 Ján Šoltýs MFM tip with a ferromagnetic disk-shaped apex
Thu 15:15 – 15:30 Viktor Witkovský On computing the GUM-compliant uncertainty matrix for parameters of the nonlinear EIV models
Thu 15:30 – 15:45 Matěj Hývl Contact Force in Current-Detecting Atomic Force Microscopy – Lessons for C-AFM Tomography in Photovoltaic Research
Thu 15:45 – 16:00 Swarnendu Banerjee 3D Tomography on advanced photovoltaic (PV) structures – Examples of good practice
Thu 16:00 – 16:15 Šárka Kučerová Piezo Force Microscopy as a powerful tool to investigate the polarity of crystallites in ZnO seed layers
Thu 16:15 – 16:30 Karel Šec FTIR-SNOM spectroscopy and imaging with single widely tunable laser - company presentation
Thu 16:30 – 17:00 Coffee break
Thu 17:00 – 17:30 Małgorzata Lekka The use of AFM to detect cancer-related changes in cells
Thu 17:30 – 17:45 David Rutherford Correlative Atomic Force Microscopy and Scanning Electron Microscopy analysis of a Bacteria-Diamond-Metal nanocomposite
Thu 17:45 – 18:00 Jan Přibyl Atomic Force Microscopy in Biological Research
Thu 18:00 – 18:15 Šimon Klimovič Novel uses of Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) to study contractile properties of cardiac cells
Thu 18:15 – 18:30 Radka Obořilová Investigation of microbial lysis on the sensor surfaces
Thu 18:30 – 18:45 Naďa Labajová Clostridioides difficile DivIVA protein-lipid interactions study by AFM and Cryo-EM
Thu 18:45 – 19:00 Vladimíra Tomečková Graphical analysis of tear fluid by using atomic force microscopy
Thu 19:45 – 23:00 Social evening

Fri 9:00 – 9:30 Virpi Korpelainen MetExSPM project: Development of traceable methods for high speed and large range SPM
Fri 9:30 – 9:45 Jan Thiesler A novel high-dynamic large-range hybrid SPM scanner
Fri 9:45 – 10:00 Dominik Badura Calibration of active piezoresistive cantilevers
Fri 10:00 – 10:15 Petr Klapetek GwyScope: open hardware playground for adaptive SPM scanning
Fri 10:15 – 10:30 Ondřej Novotný New generation of AFM in SEM - company presentation
Fri 10:30 – 10:45 Jaroslav Kuliček AFM/photo-KPFM/micro-Raman correlation on G/h-BN edges
Fri 10:45 – 11:00 Marek Černík Correlative Raman-AFM Imaging – Techniques and Applications (company presentation)
Fri 11:00 – 11:30 Coffee break
Fri 11:30 – 11:45 Egor Ukraintsev Non-contact non-resonant atomic force microscopy method for measurements of highly mobile molecules and nanoparticles
Fri 11:45 – 12:00 Bartosz Pruchnik Scanning thermal microscope with transformer brigde input electronics
Fri 12:00 – 12:15 Wiktor Połacik Atomic force microscopy in single-specimen measurements of nanowires
Fri 12:15 – 12:30 Daniel Haško AFM and 3D optical microscopy study of ablation craters created by laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy
Fri 12:30 – 12:45 Dušan Novotný Měřicí technika Morava s.r.o. company presentation
Fri 12:45 – 14:00 Lunch


  • Novel SPM modes and devices
  • UHV STM and AFM
  • SPM applications for different physical quantities
  • Instrumentation development and metrology
  • SPM data processing

List of invited speakers

  • Virpi Korpelainen, VTT, Finland
  • Małgorzata Lekka, IFJ PAN, Poland
  • Andrew Yacoot, NPL, Great Britain
  • Bruno de la Torre, UPOL, Czech Republic

Sponsors and exhibitors

  • MT-M (main sponzor), representing Bruker, PREVAC and other companies
  • NenoVision
  • Nicolet CZ, representing Neaspec
  • Uni-Export Instruments, representing Witec
  • RMI (NT–MDT)

List of exhibitors will be continually updated.

SPM workshop is also supported by project 20IND08 MetExSPM. This project has received funding from the EMPIR programme co-financed by the Participating States and from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme.


For accomodation we recommend Hotel Lednice. We expect participants to book and pay the accomodation by themselves. Please note that the capacity of the hotel is limited (first come, first serve).

Another accomodation possibilies in Lednice are listed on Lednice pages (in Czech only). Even if Lednice is a small town, there are plenty of possibilities within walking distance from the workshop venue.


Registration is closed.

(c) CMI 2014


2024-1-04 New SPM data analysis software version Gwyddion 2.65 was released.


Department of nanometrology and technical length
Czech Metrology Institute
Okružní 31, 638 00 Brno