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.
11.05.2021
SurfaceLab 7.2 Release - New powerful functionalities for instrument operation and data analysis
With SurfaceLab 7.2 IONTOF just released the latest version of its extremely powerful instrument operation and data analysis software. The new release comes with a multitude of new features and improvements for instrument setup and alignment as well as data evaluation.
The feature list includes many improvements such as fully automated sputter beam alignment, sputter current optimisation, one click sputter crater positioning and many others to improve the ease-of-use significantly.
Also the data analysis package has been updated, featuring new methods for automated analysis of depth profiles, multiple sectional concentration scales, powerful routines to find implant peak positions, as well as significantly improved performance for the calculation of possible peak assignments, just to name a few...
The new release also provides full operation and data analysis support for the TOF MS/MS option of the M6 in addition to new features for the Hybrid SIMS operation like an adaptive ion injection system (AIIS).
To demonstrate the different software features of SurfaceLab 7.2 we will share further YouTube videos in the coming months. Several helpful videos on SurfaceLab 7 features and our IONTOF techniques are already available and will certainly help you with our software tools and to gain more knowledge of our technology. Please subscribe to our YouTube channel to stay tuned…

 IONTOF on YouTube
SurfaceLab 7.2 Release (build 125120) is available for download from our download area:

 www.iontof.com/download

Remark: Please read the release notes and our New Features of SurfaceLab 7.2 presentation carefully. Make sure to update your SurfaceLab help as well.
09.11.2021
SurfaceLab 7.2 Update
SurfaceLab 7 Version 7.2 Bugfixing Release 1 (build 129059) has just been released and is available for download from our download area:

 www.iontof.com/download

Remark: Please read the attached release notes carefully. Please also make sure to keep your SurfaceLab help updated.
28.10.2021
SurfaceLab 7.3 Pre-Release 1
SurfaceLab 7 Version 7.3 Pre-Release 1 (build 128897) has just been released and is available for download from our download area:

 www.iontof.com/download

Remark: Please read the attached release notes carefully. Please also make sure to keep your SurfaceLab help updated.
28.10.2021
SurfaceLab 7.1 Update
SurfaceLab 7 Version 7.1 Bugfixing Release 4 (build 128866) has just been released and is available for download from our download area

 www.iontof.com/download

Remark: Please read the attached release notes carefully. Please also make sure to keep your SurfaceLab help updated.
12.07.2021
SurfaceLab 7.1 Update
SurfaceLab 7 Version 7.1 Bugfixing Release 3 (build 126464) 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 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.
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.
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
13.04.2022
UKSAF Winter Meeting 2022, Bristol, UK
The UK Surface Analysis Forum (UKSAF) is a society for scientists from academia and industry with a common interest in the techniques and applications of surface analysis. It meets twice yearly, in January and July, to discuss the latest research and issues of interest to the surface analysis community and to exchange views on current trends. The topic of the next UKSAF meeting is "Surface Analysis at the Nanoscale". For IONTOF our local representatives from Scanwel will attend the meeting. An IONTOF representative will join, should the pandemic situation allow it.

 Event website
20. - 22.04.2022
RSChemistry Faraday Discussion, London, UK
Join us in London, or online, in April 2022 for this edition of the Faraday Discussion series on PES and the future of surface analysis. For over 100 years and 300 meetings, Faraday Discussions have been the forefront of physical chemistry. Many of these Discussions have become landmark meetings in their field. For IONTOF Matthias Kleine-Boymann will join the event.

 Event website
28.04.2022
MNF DAY 2022, Münster, Germany
IONTOF is happy to announce to join the first-ever Münster Nanofabrication Facility open day (MNF Day) The Center for Soft Nanoscience (SoN) will open the doors to their facilitiy and share their research with interested visitors. Discover cutting-edge technologies - network with experts in the field - listen to talks on exciting topics in nanofabrication - view poster presentations highlighting our research - meet companies like IONTOF that make such machines - tour the cleanrooms. For IONTOF Sven Kayser and Matthias Kleine-Boymann will join the event.

 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
26. - 29.06.2022
ALD/ALE 2022, Ghent, Belgium
The AVS 22nd International Conference on Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD 2022) featuring the 9th International Atomic Layer Etching Workshop (ALE 2022) will be a three-day 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 Thomas Grehl and Matthias Kleine-Boymann will join the event.

 Event website
29. - 30.06.2022
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. - 23.09.2022
SIMS 23, Minneapolis, USA
The 2022 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
Postponed to 2023
25th IBA 2021, Toyama, Japan
The first joint PIXE and IBA conference was due to take place in Toyama, Japan during October 2021. Due to the global pandemic it has been decided to hold this meeting virtually in a joint IBA/PIXE & SIMS virtual conference and come back to Toyama in 2023 when, we all hope, travel becomes a little easier again. Once dates are decided we will update you in this regard.

 Event website
08. - 13.09.2024
SIMS 24, La Rochelle, France
The International Conference on Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry (SIMS 24) originally scheduled for 2023 was postponed to 2024 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. I will be held in La Rochelle, France. The conference will be the occasion for colleagues from both academia and industries to exchange results and news on Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry and related techniques. The conference will cover advancements of scientific knowledge from fundamental understanding to new applications. The conference will be the occasion for colleagues from both academia and industries to exchange results and news on Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry and related techniques. The conference will cover advancements of scientific knowledge from fundamental understanding to new applications. IONTOF will attend the meeting with several colleagues from R&D, Application and Sales. We look forward meeting you there.

 Event website