Near-field Optical Nanoscopy Summer School

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Welcome to the first Near-field Optical Nanoscopy Summer School, dedicated to instrumentation, methodology, data analysis, practical aspects, and application potential of scattering-type Scanning Near-field Optical Microscopy (s-SNOM), infrared nanospectroscopy (nano-FTIR) and related techniques.

s-SNOM and nano-FTIR spectroscopy are cutting-edge optical imaging and spectroscopy tools that enable nanoscale imaging in the broad spectral range between visible and terahertz frequencies. Since the first commercialization of about 15 years ago, a variety of imaging and spectroscopy modalities have been added, serving a rapidly growing community of users across widely different and interdisciplinary fields, including solid state physics, semiconductor technology, photonics, polymer science, and biology.

This program was jointly designed by CIC nanoGUNE BRTA (, Donostia-San Sebastian), the ENSEMBLE3 Centre of Excellence (, Warsaw, Poland) and neaspec/attocube AG (; Munich, Germany) to address the growing demand in a training, discussion and networking event on Near-Field Optical Nanoscopy.

Here you can see the final program and a playlist with the videos of the Near-field Optical Nanoscopy Summer School sessions!



Organizing Committee

Adrian Cernescu (attocube systems AG)

Rainer Hillenbrand (Ikerbasque Research professor, CIC nanoGUNE BRTA)

Monika Goikoetxea (CIC nanoGUNE BRTA)


Organised by: 

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In collaboration with: 

Attocube neaspec


This school was organized in collaboration with



EU funded by
Teaming for Excellence, under European Union Horizon 2020 (GA 857543)



Monika Goikoetxea & Rainer Hillenbrand