We are pleased to announce that the 15th International Conference on Particle Induced X-ray Emission (PIXE 2017) will take place in Split, Croatia between 2nd and 7th April 2017.

The conference is organized by the Laboratory for Ion Beam Interactions, Division of Experimental Physics, RuđerBošković Institute, Zagreb, in cooperation with the Department of Physics, University of Rijeka.

The PIXE conference is a biennial event with a long tradition of being the international forum to discuss recent developments and future prospects in particle induced X-ray spectrometry. The conference brings together physicists, engineers and scientists from different fields, including biology and medicine, environmental and earth sciences, cultural heritage and materials research.


Fundamental Physics

  • Charged particles, electron and X-ray propagation in solids
  • Ion-atom and electron-atom collisions
  • Inner-shell transition physics
  • Solid state effects


  • X-ray detectors and electronics
  • Instrumentation developments
  • Problems and solutions of merging PIXE with other techniques


  • Codes, revisions and new developments
  • Algorithms
  • Spectra fitting and simulation

Unsolved Problems

  • Links to related techniques
  • High and low beam energy PIXE
  • Chemical speciation

New Fields of Application

  • New methods, methodologies and
  • PIXE based analytical techniques
  • Combination of PIXE and other techniques
  • Tough and challenging problems

Standard Analysis and Tutorials

  • Software and analysis tutorials or workshops Atmospheric aerosol analysis
  • Archaeometry and cultural heritage
  • Biological/medical sample analysis
  • Geological and environmental sample analysis
  • Materials science

Commercial and Commercial-Like Presentations

Visa Requirements

Important information about visa requirements.

Download PIXE Flyer

Important Dates

  • Abstract submission site open: September 15th, 2016
  • Registration site open: September 15th, 2016
  • Abstract submission deadline extended from December 15th to December 31st, 2016
  • Notification of accepted abstracts moved from January 10th to January 18th, 2017
  • Early registration deadline: February 10th, 2017
  • Preliminary program available online: March 15th, 2017
  • Manuscript submission open: 6th March, 2017
  • Manuscript submission deadline: 7th May, 2017

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