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Users' Group for Mass Spectrometry and Chromatography (MaSC)

From: Catherine Higgitt <catherine.higgitt<-a>
Date: Monday, June 13, 2005
MaSC Workshop and Meeting
September 2005

The next MaSC workshop will be held at AMOLF (Institute for Atomic
and Molecular Physics) in Amsterdam on September 7-8, 2005 and the
MaSC meeting will be held at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam on
September 9-10, 2005.

MaSC Workshop

    The workshop will be conducted by AMOLF staff and will cover two
    mass spectrometric (MS) techniques available at AMOLF - SIMS
    (Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry) and DTMS (Direct Temperature
    Resolved Mass Spectrometry). The workshop will focus on a
    variety of material types of interest to MaSC members. The first
    day will provide an introduction to MS in general and to both
    SIMS and DTMS.

    The second day will be a practical workshop using SIMS and DTMS.
    The results from samples provided in advance by the participants
    will be discussed and there will be the possibility to run a
    limited number of these samples during the workshop.

    Space will be limited to 10 participants for the practical
    workshop, although more people will be able to attend the day of
    theory only. People wishing to participate are requested to
    submit a short paragraph of justification describing what they
    hope to obtain from the workshop. This should be sent to Ester
    Ferreira <e.ferreira<-a t->amolf< . >nl). Possible samples for submission
    should also be discussed with Ester Ferreira.

    There will be a reception for the workshop at AMOLF on Wednesday
    and a dinner (at participants' own cost) the same evening.

    Further information about the costs will be sent asap but will
    not exceed EUR100. See also <URL:>

MaSC Meeting

    The MaSC meeting will consist of a day and a half of discussions
    and presentations on a wide range of mass spectrometric and
    chromatographic techniques and their application to the analysis
    of cultural heritage. Discussion of work in progress is strongly

    Members interested in presenting at this meeting should contact
    Klaas Jan van den Berg (klaas.jan.vd.berg<-a t->icn< . >nl) by 3rd June. A
    full programme will be distributed as soon as it has been

    At the conclusion of the MaSC meeting there will follow
    immediately a meeting dedicated to metal soaps/protrusions
    organised by Jaap Boon of AMOLF. This meeting will be of
    interest to MaSC members and all people attending the MaSC
    meeting are invited to join this afternoon session (more details
    will follow).

    There will be a dinner arranged for Friday evening in Amsterdam
    (at participants' own cost) at around 18:00.

    Further information about the costs will be sent asap but will
    not exceed EUR70.

Note: Members should be aware that there is a very large
international conference being held in Amsterdam September 10-13,
2005 which is usually attended by some 40-50,000 people and so
accommodation in Amsterdam is likely to be very difficult to find.

It may be possible to book accommodation in Amsterdam if you are
attending the MaSC workshop (although you should do this as soon as
possible) but you may experience difficulty in booking accommodation
in Amsterdam for the MaSC meeting. It is therefore suggested that
you book accommodation in Den Haag, Haarlem or Utrecht. There is an
excellent train service between each of these cities and Amsterdam
(20-40 minutes journey time).

For further details, please see <URL:>

                  Conservation DistList Instance 19:1
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Received on Monday, 13 June, 2005

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