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Nano-engineered coatings and thin films: from design to applications

The proposed symposium is organized biannually since 1993. For 2019, we propose a symposium with the title “Nano-engineered coatings and thin films: from design to applications” to address aspects ranging from fundamental understanding of thin film growth using combined experimental and theoretical routes to coating design for application in the areas of e.g., surface protection, optics, catalysis, energy storage, conversion and saving.

Scope:

Extensive research in the areas of surface science and surface engineering over the past 30 years has enabled knowledge-based design and development of thin films and functional coatings with attributes tailored to desired applications for e.g., surface protection, optics, catalysis, energy storage, conversion and saving, and interaction with biological systems. The increasing demand for new materials with combined innovative functionalities necessitates control of thin film microstructure and architecture at the nanoscale. Nano-engineering has, thus, become the cornerstone of contemporary material design and the aim of this symposium is to provide an overview and a forum for the exchange of information and expertise on the cutting-edge research, advanced technology and industrial applications of nano-engineered coatings and thin films. Areas of interest will include, but will not be limited to, the following topics:

  • Fundamentals and modelling of vapor-based thin film synthesis processes (PVD, CVD/ALD, hybrid processes, HiPIMS) including fundamentals of low temperature/non-equilibrium plasmas.
  • Thin film growth dynamics and atomic-scale processes (including residual stress generation and evolution) by means of in situ growth monitoring, ex situ characterization, and computational modelling (both stochastic and deterministic).
  • Novel approaches for design of self-organized nanostructures (e.g., metal-ceramic nanocomposites, supported nanoparticles on 2D crystals) using, e.g., cluster beam deposition, glancing angle deposition, patterning processes; surface modification by ion beams.
  • Functional coatings, including multilayers, metastable alloys, high-entropy alloys.
  • High-end spatially-resolved characterization microscopic and spectroscopic techniques, e.g., TEM, scanning-probe microscopies, x-ray-based techniques (GISAXS, XPS), including in situ and operando studies to uncover structure-property relations under operating conditions
  • Hard, wear-resistant, and tribological thin films and coatings.
  • Thin films for energy storage, saving and conversion, including thermoelectrics and supercapacitors.
  • Thin films for photonic, microelectronic, and optical devices
  • Thin films for catalytic and sensing applications

We invite for contributions giving the latest information on research and development in topics corresponding to one or more of the above-mentioned areas.

Hot topics to be covered by the symposium:

  • Fundamentals and modelling of vapor-based thin film synthesis processes.
  • Stress generation and evolution during thin film growth.
  • Thin film growth dynamics and atomic-scale processes.
  • Effect of time- and energy-domain on film growth.
  • Vapor-based synthesis of self-organized nanostructures, multilayers, metastable alloys, high-entropy alloys.
  • High-end nanoscale microscopic and spectroscopic characterization techniques, including in situ and operando techniques
  • Hard, wear-resistant, and tribological thin films and coatings.
  • Thin films for energy storage, saving and conversion.
  • Thin films for photonic, microelectronic, optical devices, and catalytic and sensing applications.

List of invited speakers:

  • Matjaz Panjan, Jozef Stefan Institue, Slovenia - Magnetron sputtering: understanding plasma physics for more reliable deposition of thin films
  • Celia Polop, Autonomous University of Madrid, Spain - Resolving the stress puzzle in polycrystalline films by surface stress mapping at the nanoscale
  • Jiri Houska, University of West-Bohemia, Czech Rebpublic - Pathways for the growth of technologically important metal oxides
  • Harm Knoops, University of Eindhoven, The Netherlands - The effect of gas residence time and ion energy on plasma atomic layer deposition processes
  • Daniel Gall, Rensselaer University, USA - Transition metal nitride layers: New phases, new properties, new applications
  • Bärbel Krause, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany - Monitoring growth processes with synchrotron radiation:  structure formation during reactive and non-reactive sputter deposition
  • Juan-Carlos Sanchez Lopez, Institute of Materials Science of Sevilla, Spain - Understanding the high-temperature oxidation behavior of CrAlYN-based protective coatings
  • Oliver Kappertz, Fraunhofer Institute for Surface Engineering and Thin Films IST, Germany - New materials and processes for large-area coatings
  • Jérôme Plain, Université de Technologie de Troyes, France – Zeptogram weighing scale based on metallo-dielectric nanostructures

List of scientific committee members:

C. Mitterer (AUT), V.V. Uglov (BLR), D. Depla (BEL), S. Konstantinidis (BEL), N. Radic (BIH), P.C. Kelires (CYP), L. Zajickova (CZE), J. Vlcek (CZE), T. Belmonte (FRA), P. Steyer (FRA), P-Y. Tessier (FRA), D. Babonneau (FRA), J.F. Pierson (FRA), M. Fenker (DEU), S. Kassavetis (GRC), G. Radnoczi (HUN), N. Laidani (ITA), S. Muhl (MEX), A. Cavaleiro (PRT), F. Vaz (PRT), M. Braic (ROU), M. Cekada (SVN), T. Kubart (SWE), H. Pedersen (SWE), J-H. Huang (TWN), R. Tietema (NLD)

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Symposium organizers
Gregory ABADIASUniversité de Poitiers-CNRS-ENSMA

Institut Pprime, Département Physique et Mécanique des Matériaux, SP2MI, Téléport 2, 86962 Futuroscope-Chasseneuil, France

+33 5 49 49 67 48
gregory.abadias@univ-poitiers.fr
Kostas SARAKINOS (Main organizer)Linköping University

Nanoscale Engineering Division, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, SE-58183, Linköping, Sweden

+46 13 281241
kostas.sarakinos@liu.se
Panos PATSALASAristotle University of Thessaloniki

Department of Physics, GR-54124 Thessaloniki, Greece

+30 2310 998298
ppats@physics.auth.gr