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Since 1996, the conference had the title “Belorussian Seminar on Scanning Probe Microscopy” (BySPM). From 2006, it was renamed to “Methodological Aspects of Scanning Probe Microscopy.” In 2010, it was decided to elevate the meeting status to "conference". The aim of BySPM is to provide place for discussion of recent achievements in SPM methods, and their use for scientific and applied tasks.



Thank you for participating in our conference.
We are glad to see you at our conference in 2020.


A.V.Luikov Heat and Mass Transfer Institute of NAS of Belarus, Minsk, Belarus
V.A.Bely Metal-Polymer Research Institute of NAS of Belarus, Gomel, Belarus
Belarusian National Technical University, Minsk, Belarus
Institute for Chemistry of New Materials of NAS of Belarus, Minsk, Belarus
"Microtestmachines" Corp., Gomel, Belarus

Program Committee

Chizhik S.A., Academician of NAS of Belarus, A.V.Luikov Heat and Mass Transfer Institute of NAS of Belarus, Chair
Sviridyonok A. I., Academician of NAS of Belarus, Grodno Branch «Research Center of Resources-Saving Problems» of A.V.Luikov Heat and Mass Transfer Institute of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus, Co-Chair
Agabekov V. E., Academician of NAS of Belarus, Institute for Chemistry of New Materials of NAS of Belarus, Co-Chair
Pilipenko V.A., Corresponding Member of NAS of Belarus, «INTEGRAL» JSC
Grigoriev А.Ya., Doctor of Sciences, V.A.Bely Metal-Polymer Research Institute of NAS of Belarus
Mironov V. L., Doctor of Sciences, Institute for Physics of Microstructures RAS, Russia
Magonov S.N., PhD, NT-MDT Development Inc., USA
Tolstikhina A.L., Doctor of Sciences, Institute of Crystallography RAS, Russia
Sukhanova T.E., Doctor of Sciences, Institute of Macromolecular Compounds RAS, S.V.Lebedev Institute of Synthetic Rubber, Russia
Aizikovich S.M., Doctor of Sciences, Don State Technical University, Russia
Suslov A. A., PhD, "Microtestmachines" Corp., Gomel

Organizing committee contacts

A.V. Luikov Heat and Mass Transfer Institute of NAS of Belarus
P. Brovki st.,15, Minsk, 220072, Belarus
Phone.: + 375 17 284 10 60
Fax: + 375 17 292 25 13

Contact persons:
Lapitskaya A. Vasilina - Secretary of the Conference
Kuznetsova A. Tatyana - Deputy Head of Nano-Processes and Technologies Lab


The conference program will include plenary lectures (30 min), section reports (15 min) and posters (5 min). There is a possibility to publish the contributed paper without attending the conference.

  Section 1

Physics and mechanics of micro- and nanostructures.

  Section 2

Characteristics of nanostructural materials.

    Section 3

Research of tribological surfaces and protective coatings.

  Section 4

Research of biological cells and tissues. Application of the SPM methods in chemistry and medicine.

    Section 5

New SPM techniques. Modeling micro- and nanoscale processes using SPM data.

    Section 6

Development of hardware and software for scanning probe microscopy. Scanning probe microscopy in industry.


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Key dates

before 20 May 2018 - An application for the participation in the Conference
before 1 June 2018 - Provision of the full text of the report, drawn up according to the requirements of the organizing committee
before 1 June 2018 - Payment of organizational fee as the ‘publication-only’ fee (without attending the conference)
before 14 August 2018 - Payment of conference fee
before 10 September 2018 - An application for hotel reservation


To register your participation, please fill the attached form and send it to e-mail:

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You can register right now under the link: registration form for participation in the BelSPM-2018 conference

Conference proceedings

The official languages of the conference are Russian and English. Simultaneous interpretation is not available. Slide presentations and posters should be in English.
Provided reports will be published in the conference proceedings, which will be given to the participants after the registration.
The text of the report should be send to the Organizing Committee e-mail: no later than June 1, 2018 (the number of the conference topical section must be required).
The preferred paper length is about 5-6 A4 pages introduced in .doc or .docx format.
The text of the report should be typed in accordance with the attached rules and template.

Example and design rules

Conference fee

The conference fee is EUR 150.00.
The fee can be paid by the bank transfer (please contact the Organizing Committee for the payment details).

The reduced fee for students and post-graduate students is EUR 50.00.
The fee includes the preparation of the conference proceedings publication, part of organization costs and banquet.

The ‘publication-only’ fee (without attending the conference) is EUR 30.00.
The representatives of companies that produce (or distribute) nanotechnology equipment can make a presentation about their products, in that case the conference fee will be EUR 300.00.

The term of the payment is August 14, 2018.

The fee increases for all on EUR 20 after August 14, 2018.


The Organizing Committee proposes to choose one of the following hotels for those who wants to book the accommodation in Minsk by themselves:
Reservation for the participants is planned in the hotel "Sputnik" .
The approximate cost per night is about USD 30-45 for a single room, USD15-30 for one place in a double room.

Please note: The application for the accommodation should be sent no later than 10 September 2018.

Participants who want to live in the hotel near the place of the conference can book one of the following places by themselves:
- the hotel “Akademicheskaya” (Surganova st., 7),
- the hotel “40 Years of Victory” (Аzgura st, 3),