SPM and Raman spectroscopy


Course manager


Code : AFMR

Maximum attendance : 6


This training course is designed for advanced users in either SPM or Raman spectroscopy, who want to be introduced to the complimentary technique and who want to learn about the coupling of both techniques. Laboratory teaching will show how the integration of SPM with optical spectroscopy is relevant to perform topographic images with chemical sensitivity. It will emphasize the difficulties of tip-enhanced Raman spectroscopy from point spectroscopy to an imaging technique with nanoscale spatial resolution.

Who should attend?

Scientists, engineers, technicians, PhD students who have already acquired good skills in Raman spectroscopy or SPM.

Course Description

This course will consist of lectures (25 %) and laboratory sessions (75 %). The lectures will describe the basic principles of AFM and Raman spectroscopy and will further focus on the integration of Raman spectroscopy with SPM techniques.

Laboratory sessions will first give an introductory to one of both techniques depending on the knowledge of the attendees. Then, they will cover more complex features when the techniques are combined, such as colocalized AFM-Raman spectroscopy, ultra high vacuum STM-Raman spectroscopic measurements and Tip-Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy. Tip fabrication and operation are treated in detail. Examples of use for many types of material (bio to chemical industry to semiconductors) with different types of environments are given to illustrate the strengths and weaknesses when the techniques are combined.

Key issues in processing the experimental data are also addressed.

Course Materials

Lecture notes


D. Deresmes (CNRS), B. Grandidier (CNRS), Ophélie Lancry (Horiba), R. Lewandowska (Horiba), J. Schreiber (Horiba)


Lunch will be served during the training course. If you have any food allergies or special restrictions, please let us know in advance.

Registration instructions

To register to the AFM-Raman short course

Download and fill in the form. Then send it back by
mail to ISEN - Physique
41, bd Vauban - 59046 Lille cedex
fax : +33 (0)3 20 30 40 51
e-mail to

Acknowledgement of receipt and payment:

Once we have received the form, we will send you a notification that confirms your registration. Then your administration can send us a purchase order or individual paying can be made by check or money order. Two weeks before the course, you will receive a training agreement signed by ISEN.
For French attendees, be aware that ISEN est un centre habilité à la formation permanente sous le N°31590013259. L’entreprise peut donc en imputer le montant sur sa participation financière à la formation permanente (contribution financière sur la masse salariale instituée par la loi du 16 juillet 1971 sur la formation continue – Décret du 10/1271).

Certificate of attendance:

We distribute a certificate of attendance at the end of the short course.

Registration fees:

1500 €

Cancellation policy:

Cancellations received at least 15 days prior to the training course date : you will receive all amounts paid.
Cancellations received less than 15 days prior to the training course date: refund of 90 %.


Attendees should make their own hotel reservation.


  • May 25-27, 2016

Lieu :
IEMN, Villeneuve d'Ascq
Horiba Jobin Yvon, Villeneuve d'Ascq
Transportation for lunch time shall be provided.

Cost : 1500 €
(Pour les personnes appartenant aux organismes français de recherche et les universités, la formation est généralement prise en charge par leur centre de formation.)



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Christelle SETHI

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