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Correction and apology - Atom Probe Tomography: Put Theory Into Practice

It has come to the attention of the publishers that an erroneous statement has been included in the promotional text for the recently published Elsevier book, Atom Probe Tomography: Put Theory Into Practice by Williams Lefebvre, Francois Vurpillot, Xavier Sauvage. The error has appeared on the publisher’s own website, on third-party websites that received the same promotional text from the publisher, and on the back cover of the book. Steps are now being taken to correct this error.

The text in question states that the University of Rouen was ‘the institution which developed the process of atom probe tomography’. The publishers wish to retract and correct this erroneous statement, and confirm that:

  • The design of the first position-sensitive atom probe came from the research group based at Oxford University (A. Cerezo and G.D.W. Smith).
  • The key patent on how to make a working 3-D atom probe was filed by A. Cerezo and G.D.W. Smith in 1985.
  • The first fourteen published papers on this topic, covering the period 1988–1992, were all from the Oxford group, with the first paper from the Rouen team appearing in 1993.

The publishers offer an unreserved apology to Alfred Cerezo and George Smith for the misleading information included in the promotional text about the new book.

The publishers also wish to make it clear that the error was entirely their fault. The error appears in the promotional text that was prepared by the publishers, but the book itself correctly attributes the early discoveries and developments to the Oxford group. Therefore, the publishers also offer an apology to the editors of the book, Williams Lefebvre, Francois Vurpillot, Xavier Sauvage.

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Materials Awards

Elsevier awards researchers and research organizations throughout the world who have been credited with outstanding achievements and are making a significant contribution to the advancement of their field, thereby having a positive influence on our society.

The prizes are a tribute to the men and women who have contributed to the progress of humanity through their dedication to science. Serving as a source of inspiration, the awards help raise the profile of talented individuals and the organizations, in addition to the profession as a whole.

Elsevier is proud to support the following awards in materials science:

Energy Storage Materials Lecture Award – Energy Storage Materials
Acta Gold Medal Awards in Material Science - Acta Materialia
Acta Gold Medal Awards in Material Science – Acta BiomaterialiaMaterials Today Cover Competition Materials Science and Engineering C: Young Researcher Award – Materials Science and Engineering: C
Carbon Journal Prize – Carbon
Young Scholar Prize – Diamond and Related Materials
John H. Dillon Medal – Polymer
Feng Xinde Polymer Prize for Best Chinese Paper – Polymer Materials Science and Engineering: A Journal Prize – Materials Science and Engineering: A
Nano Today Cover Competition: Nano Today Biomaterials: A Year in Images – Biomaterials
Robert Cahn Award – Journal of Nuclear Materials
Nano Today Award – Nano Today
Hermen F. Mark Award – Polymer
Hermen Mark Scholar Awards - Polymer


International Conference on Processing of Materials, Minerals and Energy

The aim of the conference is to bring Students, Engineers, Researchers and Scientists to single platform for share their knowledge and ideas in the recent trends in the field of Materials, Minerals and Energy.

The conference also providing facilities for discussing between various participants to improve their knowledge, research ability and group works/collaboration works.

Important dates:

Last date of paper submission : 1st June 2016

Notification of Acceptance : 25th June 2016

Final paper submission : 10th July 2016 


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