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Welcome to FIGMAS! Here you will find information on our group, which aims to build a database on available microanalytical standards for electron microprobe, scanning electron microprobe, and other in situ instruments that provide quantitative chemical analyses (e.g., LA-ICP-MS).
FIGMAS is a Focused Interest Group (FIG) of the Microscopy Society of America (MSA), and is co-sponsored by the MicroAnalysis Society (MAS). All MSA, MAS, IMS, MSC/SMC members are eligible and encouraged to participate in this FIG for a $10 annual fee.
Official documents can be found under menu Info & docs!
FIGMAS is organizing a PMC on Sunday August 4th, 2018 (8:30 AM to 5:30 PM). The PMC will include discussions on standards and reference materials used in a large variety of microanalytical techniques (SEM-EDS, electron microprobe, TEM, LA-ICP-MS, etc.) and their current and future needs. The PMC will consist of three main topics with their set of invited speakers from academic and federal institutions as well as industry (title of each talk to be announced later):
1 - Standard-based and standardless best practices
2 - Standard maintenance and availability
3 - Sourcing and creating future standard materials
Does your company want to support our FIG? Contact Julien!
Microscopy & Microanalysis (M&M) 2018 - August 4-9 in Baltimore, MD
Tuesday August 7th, 2018 - 12:15 to 1:15 PM - Room 332
FIGMAS will need to elect a new leader-elect and a secretary-treasurer. Members are invited to nominate a candidate by July 20th, 2018. The official election ballot will occur at the FIGMAS business meeting at the Microscopy and Microanalysis 2018 meeting in Baltimore, MD.
Members: Log in the member section for more info on the election, or check your email box.
Julien M. Allaz (Leader; University of Colorado Boulder)
Anette von der Handt (Leader-elect; University of Minnesota)
Owen K. Neill (Secretary-Treasurer; University of Michigan)