The Fourteenth International Conference on Vacuum Ultraviolet Radiation Physics

Cairns, Australia, July 19-23, 2004



The Fourteenth International Conference on Vacuum-Ultraviolet Radiation Physics (VUV14) will be held in Cairns, Australia, from 19-23 July, 2004. This continues the forty-year history of the VUV conference series which began in Los Angeles, USA, in 1962, and is now run triennially, with the most recent conference (VUV13) held in Trieste, Italy, in 2001. VUV14 marks the first time that the VUV series has visited the Southern Hemisphere. The VUV conferences bring together physicists, engineers, chemists, biologists, technologists, and others concerned with the production and applications of VUV and (soft) X-ray radiation over many subfields. The VUV conferences are the premier conferences worldwide in the VUV and soft X-ray range, and cover synchrotron, laser, and other applications in this region.


The traditional scope of the VUV conferences is as follows: "The conferences encompass all aspects of theoretical and experimental studies of the interaction of ultraviolet and soft X-ray radiation with matter over a photon-energy range from 5 eV to several keV. Relevant areas of research include atomic and molecular physics, materials sciences, physics, chemistry, biology and the novel instrumentation required to conduct such research. The major tools of investigation such as synchrotron radiation, lasers, laboratory sources, and plasma sources are important topics, as are the associated optics, technology, and analytical techniques."

In the case of VUV14, the photon-energy range will be treated more liberally. In particular, contributions are encouraged which involve harder X-rays or the applications of synchrotron radiation in the IR. In addition, theoretical contributions are particularly welcome.

Broad topics will include, but are not limited to:

Location and Venue

Cairns is located in tropical North Queensland, in the north-eastern corner of the Australian continent. With its mountain backdrop and ocean views, Cairns is world-renowned for its pristine natural beauty and attractions such as the Great Barrier Reef and World-Heritage-listed rainforests. Cairns is serviced by an international airport and has regular direct flights from many Asian and Pacific locations.

The conference will be held in the Cairns Convention Centre, located in the heart of Cairns and close to major hotels. This purpose-built centre, opened in July 1996, has been voted as one of the world's top ten international convention centres.

Important Dates

Second Announcement and Call for Papers: November 30, 2003
Receipt of Abstracts: February 15, 2004
Abstract Acceptance: March 31, 2004
Early Registration: April 15, 2004
Final Program: June 15, 2004
Proceedings Papers: July 19, 2004 (At VUV14)

Please email to ensure receipt of the second announcement.

Meeting Format

The format of the technical sessions will follow the best of previous conferences, offering both oral (plenary, invited, and contributed) and poster sessions, over a 4.5-day program. Parallel oral sessions will be held on most days, including a session on the Australian Synchrotron and its applications. The official language of the meeting will be English.


The conference proceedings will be published as a special issue of the peer-reviewed Journal of Electron Spectroscopy and Related Phenomena.
Proceedings Guest Editor: Anatoli Kheifets, Australia
Elsevier Handling Editor: Adam Hitchcock, Canada

Equipment Exhibition and Sponsorship

An equipment exhibition will be held in conjunction with the conference. Exhibits will be prominently located in the poster display area. Morning and afternoon teas will also be served in this area, providing maximum exposure for exhibitors. A range of sponsorship and exhibition packages is available. Interested parties should contact the Conference Secretariat or visit the conference Website for further details.

Conference Organisation

Conference Chairman
Brenton Lewis,
Research School of Physical Sciences
and Engineering,
The Australian National University,
Canberra, ACT 0200, Australia

Professional Conference Organiser
Barry Neame, CONSEC, ACT

Satellite Meeting

A satellite meeting will be held in Melbourne in July, 2004 (Details to be advised). For further information, contact:

Frank Larkins,
Department of Chemistry,
University of Melbourne,
Parkville, VIC 3052, Australia
Ph: +61 3 8344 4179
Fax: +61 3 9347 6883

International Advisory Board

Shigemasa Suga, Japan (Chairman)
Efim Gluskin, USA (Secretary)
Sergei Bobashev, Russia
C. T. Chen, Taiwan
Wolfgang Eberhardt, Germany
Adam Hitchcock, Canada
Vadim Ivanov, Russia
Peter Johnson, USA
Frank Larkins, Australia
Colin Latimer, UK
Giorgio Margaritondo, Switzerland
Paul Morin, France
Joseph Nordgren, Sweden
Se-Jung Oh, South Korea
Paolo Perfetti, Italy
Kazuhiko Seki, Japan
Eric Shirley, USA
Bernd Sonntag, Germany
D. Phil Woodruff, UK
Akira Yagishita, Japan
Zhang Xinyi, China

Honorary members
Keith Codling, UK
Takehiko Ishii, Thailand
Jim Samson, UK
Toshihiko Sasaki, Japan
Kai Siegbahn, Sweden
David Shirley, USA

International Program Committee

John West, UK (Chairman)
Harald Ade, USA
Lorenzo Avaldi, Italy
Nora Berrah, USA
Jean-Marc Bizau, France
Juan-Carlos Campuzano, USA
John Costello, Ireland
Gerson de Souza, Brazil
David Ederer, USA
John Eland, UK
Charles Fadley, USA
Wendy Flavell, UK
Paul Hatherly, UK
Ulrich Heinzmann, Germany
John Hepburn, Canada
Franz Himpsel, USA
Yeukuang Hwu, Taiwan
Chris Jacobsen, USA
Akito Kakizaki, Japan
Leif Karlsson, Sweden
Tsuneharu Koide, Japan
Nobuhiro Kosugi, Japan
Guy Le Lay, France
Dennis Lindle, USA
Laurence Malegat, France
Steve Manson, USA
Koichiro Mitsuke, Japan
Alexander Moewes, Canada
Nils Martensson, Sweden
Keith Nugent, Australia
Howard Padmore, USA
Piero Pianetta, USA
Giorgio Rossi, Italy
Albert Stolow, Canada
Roger Stockbauer, USA
Stefano Stranges, Italy
Masaki Taniguchi, Japan
Kyoshi Ueda, Japan
Eberhard Umbach, Germany
Bonnie Wallace, UK
Francois Wuilleumier, France

Local Organising Committee

Brenton Lewis, ANU (Chairman)
Ken Baldwin, ANU (Treasurer)
Steve Cavanagh, ANU
Dudley Creagh, University of Canberra
Richard Garrett, ASRP/ANSTO
Steve Gibson, ANU
Chris Glover, ANU
Anatoli Kheifets, ANU
Mitsu Kono, ANU
Frank Larkins, University of Melbourne
Barry Neame, CONSEC
Mark Ridgway, ANU
Tim Senden, ANU
Maarten Vos, ANU
Erich Weigold, ANU
John West, Daresbury Laboratories, UK
Tim Wetherell, ANU

Contact Details

All official correspondence should be directed through CONSEC at the following:

Mail: VUV14 Secretariat, CONSEC,
PO Box 3127, Belconnen Delivery Centre,
ACT 2617, Australia
Phone: +61 2 6251 0675
Fax: +61 2 6251 0672 Email: Web:

Supported by: The Australian National University, Research School of Physical Sciences and Engineering, Australian Synchrotron Project, Australian Institute of Physics