Scientific Program

Conference Series Ltd invites all the participants across the globe to attend 9th World Congress on Spectroscopy & Analytical Techniques | Holiday Inn Paris - Porte de Clichy | Paris, France.

Day 1 :

Conference Series Euro Spectro 2019 International Conference Keynote Speaker Purushottam Chakraborty photo

Purushottam Chakraborty is considered India’s one of the most prominent figures in the field of Spectrometry, he is one of the world’s leading experts in SIMS. He has published more than 150 scientific papers impacting the discipline through vast knowledge. He has given lectures over 130 countries including invited talks and chaired sessions across the globe. He is honored with numerous awards; the "Most eminent Mass Spectrometrist of India" in 2003 is the most significant one among many.


If alkali metals such as Li, Rb, K, Na, etc. (referred to as A in general) are present in the neighborhood of the probing element (M) on a sample surface, quasi-molecular ions can be formed by the attachment of these alkali ions [(MA)+ formation] in the secondary ion mass spectrometry (SIMS) process. Formation of these MA+ molecular ions has a strong correlation to the atomic polarizability of the element M. The emission process for the re-sputtered species M0 is decoupled from the MA+ ion formation process, in analogy with the ion formation in secondary neutral mass spectrometry (SNMS), resulting in a drastic decrease in the conventional ‘matrix effect’ in secondary ion mass spectrometry (SIMS). Although the detection of MA+ molecular ions in SIMS has found its applicability in direct materials quantification, it generally suffers from a low useful yield. In such cases, detection of (MA)n + [n=2, 3……] molecular ions offers a better sensitivity (even by several orders of magnitude), as the yields of such molecular-ion complexes have often been found to be much higher than that of MA+ ions. The recombination coefficient of MA+ or MA2+ molecular species depends on the electro-positivity or electro-negativity of the element M, respectively. Apart from the surface binding energy of the respective uppermost monolayer, the changes in local surface work-function have often been found to play a significant role in the emission of these molecular ions. Although these MAn+  molecular-ion based SIMS has great relevance in the analysis of materials, a complete understanding on the formation mechanisms of these ion-complexes is still lacking. A procedure, based on MAn+-SIMS approach, has been proposed for the accurate germanium quantification in Molecular Beam Epitaxy (MBE)-grown Si1-xGex alloys. The ‘matrix effect’ has been shown to be completely suppressed for all Ge concentrations irrespective of impact Cs+ ion energies. The methodology has successfully been applied for direct quantitative composition analysis of various thin film and multilayer structures. Recent study on various ZnO-based nanostructures has successfully been correlated to their photocatalysis and photoemission responses. The talk will address the complex formation mechanisms of MAn+ molecular ions and potential applications of the MAn+-SIMS approach in chemical analysis of low-dimensional materials.

Keynote Forum

Nemer Muhanna

King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Saudi Arabia

Keynote: The minimum concentration of 1,2,3-benzotriazole to suppress sulfur corrosion of copper windings by DBDS in mineral transformer oils

Time : 10:45-11:30

Conference Series Euro Spectro 2019 International Conference Keynote Speaker Nemer Muhanna photo

Nemer Muhanna has completed his Ph.D. from King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals. He is working as Analytical Sciences and Technology Scientist since 2014, in Sadara Chemical Company, one of the largest petrochemical plants ever built in the world and has to experience in the analytical field of about 20 years. He published more than 25 papers in reputed journals in different fields like Industry, Analytical Chemistry, Theoretical Physics, and Astrophysics. His research interests include newly developed analytical methods to resolve environmental and petroleum-related challenging sample matrices; additives and oxidation stability in petroleum products; Water Chemistry; Environmental Chemistry; Spectrochemical Analysis; Thermochemistry and; Astrophysics.


The incubation criterion of the 62535 standard procedure of the International Electrochemical Commission (IEC) was modified to obtain the depletion profiles for different concentrations of each of 1,2,3-benzotriazol (BTA) and dibenzyl disulfide (DBDS) when both are present in a mineral oil matrix. Measurements on BTA concentrations ranging from 0 to of 70 mg L−1 shows that its depletion profile after incubation for 72 h, at room temperature, and at 150°C in the presence and absence of a copper strip, is the same irrespective of the DBDS concentration. Similar measurements on DBDS at concentrations ranging from 10 to 300 mg L−1 shows that identical depletion profiles are obtained as long as the BTA concentration is maintained in excess of 5 mg L−1. The results show that a minimum BTA concentration of 5 mg L−1 is needed to make the copper windings in contact with the mineral oil passive and in turn to suppress their sulfur corrosion by DBDS.