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Focused Interest Group on MicroAnalytical Standards
Focused Interest Group on MicroAnalytical Standards

FIGMAS: Focused Interest Group on MicroAnalytical Standards


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.

MicroAnalysis Society                  M&M 2020 Milwaukee                  Microscopy Society of America

Official documents can be found under menu Info & docs!

Next business Meeting

Microscopy & Microanalysis (M&M) 2020 - August 2-6 in Milwaukee, WI
Location, date and time TBD

Pre-Meeting Congress (PMC) - X61: "Standards and Reference Materials for Microanalysis"

The PMC organized by FIGMAS on Sunday August 4th, 2018 was a success! Many thanks to our speakers, the sponsors, and to all the attendees! You will find below a recapitulation of this meeting, along with a link to download the program book.

1 - Standard-based and standardless best practices

2 - Standard maintenance and availability

3 - Sourcing and creating future standard materials

PROGRAM BOOK - Pre-Meeting Congress X61 (Baltimore, MD):

     PMC X.61 - program book (high quality, 11.6 MB)
     PMC X.61 - program book (low quality, 2.1 MB)

Many thanks to our sponsors for the Pre-Meeting Congress X.61 at Microscopy and Microanalysis 2018!!!


Gold sponsor
Silver sponsors
International Association of Geoanalysts

SPI supplies

Bronze sponsors
Oxford Instruments

Probe Software

Steel sponsors

FIGMAS committee 2019-2020

Anette von der Handt (Leader; University of Minnesota)
Will Nachlas (Leader-elect; Syracuse University)
Owen K. Neill (Secretary-Treasurer; University of Michigan)

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