International Vacuum Electron Sources Conference 1996

(Successor to the biennial Tri-Service/NASA Cathode Workshop)

Eindhoven, The Netherlands July 1-4, 1996



Mrs. Carla Schreurs,
University Congress Office,
Eindhoven University of Technology,
PO.Box 513, 5600 MB Eindhoven,
The Netherlands.
Phone: +31 40 2474849
Fax: +31 40 2458195
E-mail: congressoffice@ieb.tue.nl


The first International Vacuum Electron Sources Conference, IVESC '96, will be held in Eindhoven, The Netherlands, from 1-4 July, 1996. This conference is the successor to the biennial series of Tri- Service/NASA Cathode Workshops, held in the USA since 1978, and expands it into a fully international scientific conference. IVESC '96 covers basic principles, technologies and applications of various vacuum electron sources. In comparison with the former Tri-Service/NASA Cathode Workshops, IVESC '96 will put more emphasis on basic principles. Emerging application areas such as flat displays (plasma, PALC, FE-array, thin CRT), nanotips for analytical devices and electrodes for new generations of gas discharge lamps, rely heavily on recent developments of vacuum electron sources. It is our aim to cover these developments at this conference as well.

The conference will include both oral and poster presentations. No parallel sessions are scheduled. Panel discussions on particular scientific or industrial problems can be arranged upon request from the scientific community and industry, by the Local Organizing Committee. Those interested should write to Sjaak Deckers at the contact address of the conference.


The IVESC '96 Conference will deal with:


In a special exhibition manufacturing and service companies in the field of vacuum electron sources and of related vacuum and research equipment will have the opportunity to exhibit their products and offer their services. Contact Mrs. Carla Schreurs at the Congress Office for information.


The city of Eindhoven

Eindhoven differs from ordinary towns in many ways. It is a town that has to be discovered: spaciously planned, internationally oriented, young and alive with activity. Eindhoven's unique contemporary character is a result of its whirlwind development from a small provincial town to one of Europe's most modern regional capitals. Today Greater Eindhoven has more than half a million inhabitants and has expanded into a commercial, industrial and cultural centre of international standing. It has everything to match: world-famous companies, the highest concentration of high-tech industry in the Netherlands, a university of technology, its own airport, excellent hotels, expo hall and conference centres. Also a unique shopping centre, called "Heuvel Galerie", the Holland Casino and the Frits Philips Music Centre. All this together with the beautiful scenery of the friendly province of Brabant will guarantee you an excellent stay in the city of Eindhoven.

Eindhoven University of Technology

The Eindhoven University of Technology is one out of three universities in the Netherlands specialised in technical studies. This young, high-tech university was established in 1956 and will thus celebrate its fortieth anniversary in 1996! It welcomes around one thousand new students each year. The university provides high-level Ph.D. teaching programmes and is an important partner at several national research schools.

Students are given ample opportunity to practice their skills in contract research projects of the various departments, mostly executed in cooperation with Dutch industry. Researchers from Eindhoven University of Technology have been active in international science events for years and are keen to present their university to colleagues from all over the world.

Location of IVESC '96

In the course of November 1995 a fully renewed Auditorium will be opened. As the lively heart of the university this building is located at walking distance from the city centre. It has 16 lecture rooms of different sizes, 7 of which are amphi-theatres. With the most advanced equipment at our disposal and conference facilities matching the highest professional standards, we will certainly have fulfilled the basic material conditions for a high-quality conference. Having IVESC '96 planned in the first week of July, which means summer holidays for students, our guests can count on full space, service and attention from the Auditorium staff.


Participants are cordially invited to contribute a paper to the scientific programme and to submit an abstract, which must be received by us before January 15, 1996. Please follow the instructions given in the separate abstract instructions sheet that goes with this mailing. Contributions will be judged by the Organizing and International Committee and may be scheduled for either oral or poster presentation. Notification of acceptance and a draft programme will be sent to each contributor in the first week of March.

In Applied Surface Science, published by Elsevier Science, we have found a well known and highly appreciated Journal to publish our proceedings. All papers will be refereed in accordance with the standards set by the Editor of ASS. These standards include that the paper must represent original and not previously published work, and that the paper size is 4-5 printed pages in ASS format.

To ensure rapid publication the deadline for full manuscripts of all papers will be May 31, 1996, i.e. one month before the conference. This allows discussion of the refereed paper with the editors at the conference and facilitates acceptance of the paper when only minor changes are necessary. Upon acceptance they will be published in a special issue of Applied Surface Science at the beginning of 1997. For this issue Organizing Committee members Peter Duine, Albert Manenschijn and Sjaak Deckers will act as guest editors.


Abstracts: January 15, 1996 Notification of acceptance: March 1996 Deadline for full manuscripts: May 31, 1996 Conference: July 1-4, 1996 Publication of proceedings: early 1997

Coordinated meetings:

IVMC, St. Petersburg-ship to Moscow July 8-13, 1996
IFES, Moscow July 14-19, 1996

Please send your abstract to:

Mrs. Carla Schreurs
Eindhoven University of Technology
University Congress Office
P.O. Box 513, 5600 MB Eindhoven
The Netherlands


Special Tour de France Programme

For once-in-a-lifetime the Tour de France, the world's largest cycling contest, will start in the Netherlands in 1996. The whole country, and specially the Province of Brabant will then get to see Miguel Indurain and other stars cycling through our old village landscapes in the prologue and first etappe of the course. Visiting the Netherlands for IVESC '96 you will have the unique opportunity to enjoy the atmosphere and catch a glimpse of the cycling event. The University Congress Office will organize a special programme on Sunday, June 30th, for those who would like to be a part of this cycling event.

A bus will take you to one of the hot spots in the Brabantine region, along the route of the first etappe. From there you will have a first class view on toppers, peloton and losers, and be surrounded by radio and television reporters and all kinds of promotional activities. Food and beverage will be taken care of. This day of sensation and entertainment promises to be remembered as a most spectacular launching of the IVESC conference series. At the end of the day you will be transfered to the proper location for pre-registration and welcome drinks offered by the Organizing Committee.

In connection with this and in view of special flight fairs during weekends, you may consider travelling on Saturday, June 29th.

Other Social Events

Included in the conference progamme are:

Company visits

Participants in IVESC '96 will have the opportunity to visit relevant companies and organizations in the Netherlands. The Organizing Committee will provide further information with the provisional programme, preceeding the conference.

Accompanying Persons Programme

If there is sufficient interest a partners programme will be organized. Further information will be sent separately to all participants after registration. Plans include:


The conference fee includes participation of the full conference programme starting on Monday, July 1st, 1996 and closing on Thursday, July 4th, 1996, before dinner, plus 1 book of abstracts, 1 copy of proceedings (to be sent afterwards), 1 conference dinner ticket, 4 lunches, a welcome cocktail on Sunday, a reception hosted by the city of Eindhoven on Monday, coffee/tea/refreshments.

There is a reduced fee for participants who want to join only one conference day, including 1 book of abstracts, 1 copy of proceedings, 1 lunch and coffee/tea/refreshments. If you want to participate for more than one day (although not the full period) the full fee will be charged.

Limited financial support may be provided by the Local Organizing Committee to scientists from less developed countries.

The conference fee does not include the Tour de France Programme on Sunday, June 30th, nor participation in accompanying persons programmes.

Types of registration

 Early registration, until May 1st                          Dfl.         650
 Late registration, after May 1st until July 1st                         750
 On site registration                                                    800
 Single day fee, early/late/on site registration                 300/350/400
 Students registration, excl./incl. proceedings                      400/500
 Formal letter of approval by supervisor required upon registration


Participants may register separately for the Tour de France Programme on Sunday, June 30th. One day participants or accompanying persons may register separately for the conference dinner plus guided tour in the Philips Competence Centre "Evoluon" on Tuesday, July 2nd, 1996. To join lunches at the university accompanying persons may purchase lunch tickets on site.

 Tour de France Programme                                   Dfl.         125
 Conference dinner (for accompanying persons)                            120

To obtain registration and hotel reservation forms please contact:

Mrs. Carla Schreurs
University Congress Office
Eindhoven University of Technology
P.O. Box 513, 5600 MB Eindhoven
The Netherlands
Phone: +31 40 2474849
Fax: +31 40 2458195
E-mail: congressoffice@ieb.tue.nl


Payment should be made in Dutch guilders. Participants will receive a confirmation after registration and are requested to make their payment, for the total amount of the conference fee and extras, preferably by bank transfer, to:

 ABN-AMRO Bank,   P.O. Box 515
                  NL-5600 MB Eindhoven 
 Account number:
                  Eindhoven University of Technology
 Please specify:  "IVESC'96" and
                  name of participant
You may also allow the University Congress Office to charge your credit card account for the appropriate amount by mailing order, indicating the required credit card data in your registration form.


Cancellation will be free until Wednesday, May 15th, 1996 at the latest. If your registration is cancelled after this date a fee of DFl. 150 will be charged. In the event you cannot participate, you are free to be replaced by a colleague, without extra costs.


Like most universities in the Netherlands, the Eindhoven University of Technology does not have its own campus accommodation. Therefore, the University Congress Office has taken optional group reservations in several hotels, in order to keep costs low. Prices given below are only valid if booked through the University Congress Office. They will take care of you reservation but payment should be made directly to the hotel when checking out. A deposit is not required.

Please be aware that options are limited: on June 29th the Tour de France 1996 will commence in the Netherlands. Because of the thousands of people expected in our area for this major event it will be extremely difficult, if not impossible, to have individual, last minute, or extra bookings. To guarantee yourself a room, preferably in your first choice hotel, please send in your hotel reservation form as soon as possible, if convenient even before sending in your offical registration form. The same circumstances force us to charge full room costs, on behalf of the hotels involved, in the case of late cancellations or no show on the expected arrival date.

                                                  Single                 Double
 Dorint Hotel *****                               Dfl. 205     /           245
      30 rooms available. Very comfortable business hotel in the heart
      of town. With all luxurious facilities and its own parking place, 
      close to the modern shopping centre "De Heuvelgalerie", the 
      nationally famous Music Centre Frits Philips and city nightlife.  
      You can walk to the university (15 minutes), take a taxi 
      or go by bus to the Central Railway Station, which is a 5 minute 
      walk from the university. 
 Hotel Tulip Inn ***                              Dfl. 140     /           160
      40 rooms available. A nice hotel situated on the market place in
      the city centre. It is a pedestrian area, with shops and pubs all 
      around. Few parking facilities available but it is very close to 
      the Central Railway Station and only 10-15 minutes walking 
      distance from the university.
 Hotel Golden Tulip ****                          Dfl. 110     /           130
      75 rooms available. Luxurous business hotel in the quiet 
      surroundings of Geldrop, a village on the outskirts of Eindhoven. 
      Can easily be reached by bus within 15-20 minutes from 
      Eindhoven Central Railway Station.
 Hotel Parkzicht ***                              Dfl.  87.50  /           125
      30 rooms available. Charming, typically Dutch hotel close to the
      City Theatre, at a small distance from the city centre in a quiet
      green neighborhood. Has its own bar and restaurant. Plenty of parking
      facilities and regular busroutes that bring you to the Central 
      Railway Station within 10 minutes. From the station you can walk to the
      university in 5 minutes time.
 Campanile Hotel ***                              Dfl.  90     /           108
      75 rooms available, from July 1st. If you plan to arrive during the 
      weekend we would advise to choose one of the other hotels.
      Campanile is a moderate hotel with good facilities on the
      outskirts of Eindhoven, with regular busroutes to the city centre
      and Central Railway Station (15 minutes). Walking distance 
      from the station to the university is 5 minutes. Limited number of 
      rooms suitable for 3 persons, prices available upon request.


NOTE: In this preliminary program only presenting or first authors are listed.

Monday, July 1

Tuesday, July 2

Wednesday, July 3

Thursday, July 4


Tuesday, July 2, 14.00-15.30 Session G: Poster session I

Wednesday, July 3, 14.00-15.30 Session L: Poster session II