See Breadth of Microtrace at Inter/Micro 2017
This week, microscopists from around the world gathered in Chicago for Inter/Micro 2017- the premier international microscopy conference. Seven Microtrace scientists presented papers that spanned all three days of the symposium, which ran from June 12th through June 14th. These talks touched on topics including 3-D printer dust and toner, fulgurites and minerals, food contaminants, sugar, and nanoparticles. The papers also covered analytical methods such as light and electron microscopy, vibrational spectroscopy, quantitative x-ray diffraction, and microchemistry. This breadth of topics illustrates the versatility of our approach and the range of our laboratory’s experience and expertise.
Microtrace talks included:
- The Forensic Analysis of 3-D Printer Dust Particles (Kelly Brinsko Beckert)
- Raman Has Never Been So Sweet (Brendan Nytes)
- Fulgurites and Forensic Science: A Novel Application of Forensic Geology (Christopher S. Palenik)
- Application of Rietveld Refinement to Forensic Samples (Joseph Insana)
- What Is This? The Peculiar Tale of a Food Contaminant (Jason C. Beckert)
- A Forensic Study of Known Toner Nanoparticles (Katie M. White)
- Some Lesser Known Microchemists and a Look at Some of Their Work (Skip J. Palenik)
Research presentations given during the first three days covered techniques and instrumentation, environmental and industrial microscopy, and forensic and chemical microscopy.
All abstracts for Inter/Micro presentations can be found here.
Since its beginning in 1948, Inter/Micro has grown to attract microscopists, both amateur and professional, from all areas of light and electron microscopy. Recognized internationally, this meeting is now held every year in Chicago and continues to be sponsored and hosted by McCrone Research Institute.
The first Microscopy Symposium on Electron and Light Microscopy was developed by Walter C. McCrone (light microscopist in chemistry) and Charles Tufts (electron microscopist in physics) and was held June 10-12, 1948 at the Stevens Hotel, now the Hilton Chicago. The Inter/Micro symposia are believed to be the very first meetings to gather top people in light and electron microscopy together to discuss very small particles, including the range of ultrafine particles that are commonly referred to today as “nanoparticles.”
More details about the conference can be found here.