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2012 APS/CNM/EMC Users Meeting
May 7-10, 2012

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Poster Abstracts


Poster abstracts are solicited in all areas of research related to current synchrotron, nanoscience, and electron microscopy techniques. The poster session will be held on Tuesday, May 8, 2012, at the Theory and Computing Sciences Building (TCS), Bldg. 240 (see meeting schedule for time). Shuttle service will be provided between the APS Conference Center and the TCS.

Abstract Style
Poster Submission
New this year!
Student Opportunities
Poster Preparation
When You Arrive
For Argonne Authors Only

Poster Submission
This year, abstract files will be uploaded via each meeting attendee’s RegOnline registration record! If you submit an abstract for the poster session, you will be asked to provide the following information in your RegOnline record:

  • abstract title
  • primary author last name
  • facility (APS, CNM, or EMC), and
  • scientific category (select from a pull-down menu).

An upload button the offers a browse and upload sequence. File formats accepted are Word and PDF. Graphics can not be included in the program book.  

Students wishing to participate in the invited student talk competition will also be given a CV upload button. (See Student Opportunities for more information.)

Invited speakers will be asked for a working title for their talk abstract and will be given a pull-down menu listing all the workshops and plenary sessions (to identify the event the abstract is affiliated with).

Deadline for abstract submissions for inclusion in the program book is April 1, 2012 extended to 5:00 pm CST, Friday, April 13. You can access your RegOnline registration record any time using your password. Abstracts can be uploaded at any time through that date. Argonne authors need to clear their abstracts through the usual ANL clearance process. Non-Argonne authors do not need to complete publication release forms.

Student Opportunities
The 2012 APS/CNM/EMC Users Meeting offers two great opportunities for students to gain special recognition for their work at Argonne's user facilities.

1. Student Invited Talks (prize includes free registration and social event ticket): Students may choose to have their poster abstract considered for conversion to an invited brief talk during an appropriate plenary session. Winners may present a poster in addition to the talk, if they wish, but they will not be eligible for poster prizes. Candidates must submit their CVvia their RegOnline registration record.

 2. Student Poster Prizes: All student posters (except those selected for talks) will be considered for $100 cash prizes. Winners will be recognized at an appropriate session during the meeting. Each facility will award prizes.

Poster Preparation
Use of Symbols and Greek Letters -- Submissions over the Web can sometimes lose formatting. If your abstract contains symbols, Greek letters, or superscripts and subscripts, please upload a PDF document.

Space -- You will be provided with both push pins and Velcro and a poster board space measuring 1.22 meters high x 1.22 meters wide (4 feet high x 4 feet wide).

Use of References and Footnotes -- In your abstract, use references and footnotes only if absolutely necessary. To incorporate references, use superscript numbers within the text of the abstract. Footnotes should be indicated by using asterisks (e.g., *, **). Place references after footnotes at the end of the abstract body.

Legibility -- The poster should be readable from a distance of 2 m (6.6 ft.). Text and figure lettering height should be no less than 1 cm (0.4 in.).

Heading and Titles -- The header should include the poster title, author's name(s), and address of primary author. The recommended height for title lettering is 3 cm (1.2 in.). The maximum heading size is 20 x 122 cm (3 x 48 in.). All figures and tables should be titled. The sizes, format, and number of pieces to include are left to your discretion.

Additional Guidelines for Argonne Authors--Logos and more details are available on the Argonne brand identity guidelines page at (internal access only).

To ship your poster directly, please label the package CLEARLY with the name of the primary author and have arrange for it to be deliverd by Thursday,, May 3, to the following address:

APS User Office
Attn: Rachel Reed
Building 401, B1147C
Argonne National Laboratory
9700 South Cass Avenue
Argonne, IL 60439-4855

When You Arrive
Poster pickup -- Posters shipped in advance to the 2012 APS/CNM/EMC Users Meeting will be available at the registration desk.

Display -- Your poster must be on display by 4:00 pm on the day of the poster session. You can put your poster up any time after 7:00 am. Your poster will be assigned a number; please check the list on display at the poster area. Mount your poster on the board labeled with that number.

Removal -- Please remove your poster by NOON Wednesday, May 9. In all cases, posters not removed by the end of the meeting will be held in the APS User Office for one week and then discarded.

For Argonne Authors Only
--Argonne authors need to clear their abstracts through the usual ANL clearance process.
--Logos and more details are available on the Argonne brand identity guidelines page at (internal access only).

For any questions related to poster abstracts, please contact Connie Vanni, APS User Office,






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