Groupement National de Microscopie Electronique à Balayage et de microAnalyses.
The Group was created in 1961 by Raimond CASTAING as one of the technical commissions of the Association Nationale de la Recherche Technique under the name “MICROSONDE”. This Group n°8 of the ANRT brought together the French-speaking users of the “electronic microprobe”, better known in France as the “Castaing microprobe” after its inventor.
Since then, to reflect the evolution of techniques and a broadening of its areas of interest, the Group was successively renamed “Microsonde et Microscopie à balayage” in 1975, then “Microanalyse et microscopie à balayage” in 1997, “Microscopie électronique à balayage et Microanalyses”.
It became independent in 2001 in the form of a scientific and non-profit association and took the name of Groupement National de Microscopie Electronique à Balayage et de microAnalyses.
Following the signature of a cooperation agreement between the French Physical Society and the GN-MEBA, any paying member of the GN-MEBA is also a member of the SFP.
The GN-MEBA Group has more than 500 members in about 200 laboratories.
- to promote exchanges between users,
- propose and organise the updating of knowledge,
- follow the evolution of related techniques,
- disseminate information to the members of the Group,
- facilitate relations between users and manufacturers
To find out more: http://gn-meba.org/