Materials science has become one the most active fields of research in the last decades, and this continuous effort has led to the discovery/fabrication of new materials with a high degree of complexity and sophistication. The proper characterization of these new materials requires techniques and equipments with a high degree of complexity and sophistication as well.  

Given that the electromagnetic response is a major source of the physical properties of solids many of the complex materials currently under development and study are of interest because of their electric and magnetic properties. Characterization of these properties requires specific techniques that very often imply low temperatures, namely using liquid He. 

The aim of this workshop is to provide an overview on the conventional and most recently developed characterization techniques for magnetic, superconducting, dielectric and ferroelectric materials at low temperatures, with special emphasis on thin films and nanoparticles, topics of potential interest for the ICMAB and nearby research community.