IONTOF News
17.03.2020
IONTOF support during COVID-19 pandemic
As a reaction to the recent COVID-19 outbreak, IONTOF has put its pandemic contingency plan into effect. Currently the health and safety of our employees and their families have the uppermost priority. It is also our goal to maintain the highest possible level of customer service despite the present situation. As usual you will be able to reach the IONTOF support team by phone (+49 251 1622 200) or email (support@iontof.com). IONTOF also took precautions the ensure full spare part availability.
Official travel restrictions, however, limit our ability to provide on-site service. For the time being our engineers are not allowed to visit any customer sites. Please contact our hotline to check if we can find individual solutions in case you require on-site assistance.
We are sure that together we can get through this crisis and wish you and your families all the best for the coming weeks.
16.03.2021
Virtual IONTOF User School 2021
We are happy to announce that IONTOF will hold a User School in April and May 2021 for our TOF-SIMS instrument users. Due to the current pandemic restrictions, IONTOF has designed an online format to host the User School in 2021, allowing our users to attend the event safely.

 Registration and information page

The event is designed to assure an interactive exchange between participants and application scientists using our GoToMeeting video conferencing tool. Due to the virtual setting of this year's IONTOF User School we have decided to offer several courses on different days that may be booked individually.
The courses are dedicated to TOF-SIMS users and will cover all contents of the traditional IONTOF User School. This includes typical workflows in an analytical SIMS lab, ranging from sample preparation to the selection of appropriate measurement conditions and finally focusing on data evaluation and interpretation, using a comprehensive range of tools present in the latest SurfaceLab 7.2 software.
28.04.2021
SurfaceLab 7.0 Update
SurfaceLab 7 Version 7.0 Bugfixing Release 8 (build 124790) has just been released and is available for download from our download area:

 www.iontof.com/download

Remark: Please also make sure to keep your SurfaceLab help updated.
28.04.2021
SurfaceLab 6.8 Update
SurfaceLab 6 Version 6.8 Bugfixing Release 10 (build 124490) has just been released and is available for download from our download area:

 www.iontof.com/download

Remark: Please also make sure to keep your SurfaceLab help updated.
26.04.2021
SurfaceLab 7.1 Update
SurfaceLab 7 Version 7.1 Bugfixing Release 2 (build 124633) has just been released and is available for download from our download area:

 www.iontof.com/download

Remark: Please also make sure to keep your SurfaceLab help updated.
05.03.2021
SurfaceLab 7.2 Pre-Release 2
SurfaceLab 7 Version 7.2 Pre-Release 2 (build 123433) has just been released and is available for download from our download area:

 www.iontof.com/download

ATTENTION: This is a pre-release of the IONTOF SurfaceLab Software. Although we do our very best to provide you with stable pre-releases, malfunction and crashes may still ocurr. Make sure to have a backup of your system and data before installing and using this pre-release version. Please report any incident as soon as possible, so we can take care about a fix for the final release - thank you very much!
30.10.2020
SurfaceLab 7.2 Pre-Release 1
SurfaceLab 7 Version 7.2 Pre-Release 1 (build 120357) has just been released and is available for download from our download area:

 www.iontof.com/download

ATTENTION: This is a pre-release of the IONTOF SurfaceLab Software. Although we do our very best to provide you with stable pre-releases, malfunction and crashes may still occur. Make sure to backup your system and data before installing and using this pre-release version. Please report any bugs you find to support@iontof.com as soon as possible. We will fix them for the final release - thank you very much!
05.02.2021
New Honorary Fellows of the Royal Society of Chemistry announced
In 2020 the Royal Society of Chemistry's Board of Trustees announced Professor Emmanuel Iwuoha (University of the Western Cape, South Africa), Professor Pilar Goya Laza (Institute for Medicinal Chemistry, Madrid, Spain) and Professor Tebello Nyokong (Rhodes University, South Afrika) as new Honorary Fellows. Congratulations to all three for their outstanding academic achievements.

 Announcing website

SPM product NanoScan VLS-80
In the picture from left to right: Professor Tebello Nyokong, Professor Emmanuel Iwuoha, Professor Pilar Goya Laza
06.10.2020
SurfaceLab 6.8 Update
SurfaceLab 6 Version 6.8 Bugfixing Release 9 (build 119803) has just been released and is available for download from our download area:

 www.iontof.com/download

Remark: Please also make sure to keep your SurfaceLab help updated.
30.09.2020
SurfaceLab 7.0 Update
SurfaceLab 7 Version 7.0 Bugfixing Release 7 (build 119733) has just been released and is available for download from our download area:

 www.iontof.com/download

Remark: Please also make sure to keep your SurfaceLab help updated.
29.09.2020
SurfaceLab 7.1 Update
SurfaceLab 7 Version 7.1 Bugfixing Release 1 (build 119680) has just been released and is available for download from our download area:

 www.iontof.com/download

Remark: Please also make sure to keep your SurfaceLab help updated.
13.05.2020
SurfaceLab 6.8 Update
SurfaceLab 6 Version 6.8 Bugfixing Release 7 (build 116620) has just been released and is available for download from our download area:

 www.iontof.com/download

Remark: Please also update your SurfaceLab help. Only the latest help version (> 2022) is compatible with this bugfix release!
21.04.2020
SurfaceLab 7.1 Release featuring the new, fully integrated Multivariate Statistical Analysis (MVSA) Package
SurfaceLab 7 is the most recent instrument operation, data acquisition and data analysis software for all IONTOF instruments. With this versatile software IONTOF provides a professional solution for today's academic and industrial laboratories. Today, IONTOF has released the latest version of the extremely powerful SurfaceLab software. SurfaceLab 7.1 comes with a lot of improvements and new features. The release also includes IONTOF's new Multivariate Statistical Analysis (MVSA) package. The MVSA package is fully integrated and available for all SurfaceLab 7.1 users for free. We are sure that SurfaceLab 7.1 will again revolutionise the way TOF-SIMS data is handled.
To demonstrate the different software features we started to produce a series of YouTube videos, which we will release on a regular basis. The first videos are already online and we will add more content soon. So please feel free to subscribe to our YouTube channel to learn more about SurfaceLab and TOF-SIMS. Please go to…

 IONTOF on YouTube
SurfaceLab 7.1 (build 116182) is available for download from our download area:

 www.iontof.com/download

Remark: Please also update your SurfaceLab help. Only the laterst help version (> 2022) is compatible with this bugfix release!
09.04.2020
SurfaceLab 6.8 and SurfaceLab 7.0 Updates
Despite the current situation our software group is pushing hard to get the latest software updates ready. So today SurfaceLab 6.8 (bugfix 6, build 116121) and SurfaceLab 7.0 (bugfix 5, build 116170) bugfixing releases have been released and are available for download from our download area:

 www.iontof.com/download

Remark: Please also update your SurfaceLab help. Only the laterst help version (> 2022) is compatible with this bugfix release!
25.03.2020
SurfaceLab 6.7 Updates
SurfaceLab Updates SurfaceLab 6.7 bugfixing release 6 (build 115579) has just been released and is available for download from our download area:

 www.iontof.com/download

Remark: Please also update your SurfaceLab help. Only the laterst help version (> 2022) is compatible with this bugfix release!
17.02.2020
SurfaceLab Updates
SurfaceLab Updates SurfaceLab 6.8 bugfixing release 5 (build 114999) and SurfaceLab 7.0 bugfixing release 4 (build 114997) have just been released and are available for download from our download area:

 www.iontof.com/download

Remark: Please also update your SurfaceLab help. Only the laterst help version (> 2022) is compatible with this bugfix release!
08.01.2020
Postdoctoral Position at the University in Gießen, Germany
The Justus-Liebig-University in Gießen offers a postdoctoral position in the research group of Prof. Jürgen Janek. Research will focus on the characterization of battery materials using ToF-SIMS, XPS and FIB-REM.
The group of Prof. Janek is one of the leading groups in the field of battery research and offers a very attractive working environment. For more information, please contact:
Dr Anja Henß

+49 641 9934515
10.12.2019
New IONTOF Building Extension has started
After many years of constant commercial success, our current building finally reached its full capacity. To meet the demands of the next years IONTOF has now started to extend its current facility in Münster, Germany.
The new building extension will provide space for our entire service and service administration team and also provides additional storage space to support our extended product range. We hope that the new facility will be ready by the end of the second quarter 2020, a few months before the next SIMS Europe and our related user's meeting.
15.11.2019
Extremely Successful Launch of the all new M6 at SIMS 22 in Kyoto
The latest conference on secondary ion mass spectrometry (SIMS 22) was again a well organised and successful event. Thanks to Prof Jiro Matsuo and his team we all got a very positive impression of Japan and its unique culture.
Especially the conference dinner and the opportunity for selected participants to try on the traditional Japanese Kimono dress was very well received and we heard rumours that some candidates thought about changing their dress code even back home. For IONTOF the most important part of the conference was the launch of our all new M6.
Sven Kayser from the IONTOF sales team gave a comprehensive introduction of the new TOF-SIMS system during the first luncheon secession and we were all very pleased by the extremely positive response. It was very nice to finally see that all the hard work and the intensive design thoughts were appreciated by all our users.
13.05.2019
Learn more about Low Energy Ion Scattering (LEIS)
Thomas Grehl and Nathan Havercroft took the time to produce a series of short videos about low energy ion scattering. The series includes a general introduction into the technique but also covers other subjects such as quantification or thin film analysis. You can find the videos on our YouTube channel. Please go to…

 IONTOF on YouTube
IONTOF Events
20.04. - 20.05.2021
Virtual IONTOF User School 2021
We are happy to announce that IONTOF will hold a User School in April and May 2021 for our TOF-SIMS instrument users. Due to the current pandemic restrictions, IONTOF has designed an online format to host the User School in 2021, allowing our users to attend the event safely.
Register now!

 Registration and information page
18.06.2021
ECASIA 21/22 forerunner - Virtual
The theme of ECASIA 21/22 is Surface Analyses for Advanced Manufacturing. A one-day virtual conference will be held on FRIDAY, 18 JUNE 2021 as a forerunner to the physical conference in 2022. The first half of this one-day event will focus on Surface Analyses for Advanced Manufacturing and related topics. The second half of the day will be dedicated to Surface and Interface Analyses in Combating COVID-19 Pandemic.

 Event website
27. - 30.06.2021
ALD 2021 - Virtual
The AVS 21st International Conference on Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD 2021) featuring the 8th International Atomic Layer Etching Workshop (ALE 2021) will be a three-day virtual meeting dedicated to the science and technology of atomic layer controlled deposition of thin films and now topics related to atomic layer etching. For IONTOF Dr. Thomas Grehl will attend the meeting.

 Event website
07. - 08.07.2021
The Advanced Materials Show - Birmingham, UK
The Advanced Materials Show provides a truly unique, free-to-attend online conference that brings together a highly focused audience, all involved in the research, production, purchasing or integration of advanced materials technology including Graphene & 2D Materials, Composites, Polymers, Coatings, and Ceramics. For IONTOF our local representative Rupert Smith from Scanwel will attend the meeting.

 Event website
18. - 21.07.2021
AOFKA21, Chemnitz, Germany
The AOFKA21 conference on surface and solid state analystics is jointly organized by the FKA and AOFA. The conference offers Hands-on Experiments in Raman spectroscopy on Sunday afternoon for young researchers and will have a Special Focus on "Advances in electron microscopy". The broadband research activities in this filed will be demonstrated by invited and contributed lectures as well as poster presentations. For IONTOF Sven Kayser will attend the meeting and speak about recent developments in TOF-SIMS.

 Event website
18. - 23.09.2021
SIMS 23 - Minneapolis, USA
The 2021 International Conference on Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry (SIMS 23) will be held at the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. SIMS 23 will provide a forum for colleagues from academic, industrial, and national laboratories to exchange results and new ideas on Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry and related techniques. The conference will cover advancements of scientific knowledge from fundamentals to applications. IONTOF will attend the meeting with several colleagues from IONTOF USA and Germany.

 Event website
09. - 15.10.2021
25th IBA 2021 - Toyama, Japan
The 25th International Conference on Ion Beam Analysis (IBA-2021) will be held in conjunction with the 17th PIXE conference in Toyama, Japan. This is the first trial for those communities to generate new cultural mixtures and fusions of outstanding knowledges and ideas in ion beam research fields. The scientific program, which is expected to be full of interesting and unique and novel results, will be prepared in form of oral and poster sessions supported on an important set of recent research and developments. For IONTOF Thomas Grehl plans to the meeting.

 Event website
11. - 14.10.2021
OurCon 2021 - Sheffield, UK
The OurCon series has quickly established itself as one of the major annual events in the field of mass spectrometry imaging. This conference plans to highlight the many advances in the field of mass spectrometry imaging, promote research of students and new investigators, and acknowledge the top scientists who have helped to cultivate this innovative atmosphere over the years. For IONTOF Dr. Alexander Pirkl, Henrik Arlinghaus und Matthias Kleine-Boymann plan to attend the meeting.

 Event website
24. - 29.10.2021
AVS 67th - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA
The week-long Symposium fosters a multidisciplinary environment that cuts across traditional boundaries between disciplines, featuring papers from AVS Technical Division, Groups, Focus Topics on emerging technologies and more. An extensive Exhibition of related equipment, tools, materials, supplies, chemicals, services, consulting, technical literature, and new technologies are showcased during the week. IONTOF is planning to participate in this event.

 Event website
31.10. - 04.11.2021
69th ASMS Conference - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
The 69th ASMS Conference on Mass Spectrometry and Allied Topics will be hosted in the Pennsylvania Convention Center as the 2021 RESTART of the annual conference which brings together a community of over 6,500 and presents approximately 3,000 poster presentations and more than 380 talks. For IONTOF members of IONTOF USA and IONTOF Germany plan to join the meeting.

 Event website
12. - 17.12.2021
GOMD 2021 - Vancuver, Canada
The GOMD 2021 technical sessions affiliated with PACRIM14 consisting of both oral and poster presentations, led by technical leaders from industry, national laboratories, and academia, will provide an open forum for glass scientists and engineers from around the world to present and exchange findings on recent advances in various aspects related to glass science and technology. For IONTOF Dr. Thomas Grehl will attend the event for an invited talk titled "Analyzing the Outer Atomic Layer using Low Energy Ion Scattering". Nathan Havercroft from ION-TOF USA will join the event as well.

 Event website
29.05. - 02.06.2022
ECASIA 21/22 - Limerick, Ireland
The ECASIA brings together scientists from universities, industry and instrument suppliers, to bridge the gap between fundamental and applied research in surface science. The 2022 event will be taking place at the University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland. For IONTOF our local representative Rupert Smith from Scanwel will attend the meeting together with Matthias Kleine-Boymann.

 Event website