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

The proposed symposium is organized biannually since 1993. The proposed title is “Nano-engineered coatings and thin films: from design to applications” addressing aspects from fundamentals of thin film growth using combined experimental and theoretical routes to coating design for application in the areas of photonics, energy storage, conversion and saving, catalysis and surface protection among others.

Scope:

Extensive research in the areas of surface science and engineering over the past 30 years has enabled knowledge-driven design and development of thin films and functional coatings with attributes tailored to desired applications for e.g., surface protection, optics and photonics, catalysis, energy storage, conversion and saving, and interaction with biological systems. The increasing demand for new materials with innovative functionalities necessitates control of thin film microstructure and architecture at the nanoscale. Nano-engineering has, thus, become the cornerstone of contemporary material design. The aim of this symposium is to provide 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 (inorganic). 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) 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.
  • Coatings for bio 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, bio and catalytic and sensing applications.

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Symposium organizers
Jean-François PIERSONInstitut Jean Lamour – University of Lorraine

Campus ARTEM, 2 allée André Guinier, 54011 Nancy cedex, France

+33 3 72 74 25 99
jean-francois.pierson@univ-lorraine.fr
Jiri HOUSKAUniversity of West Bohemia

Department of Physics and NTIS - European Centre of Excellence, Univerzitni 8, 30614 Plzen, Czech Republic

+420 377632218
jhouska@kfy.zcu.cz
Nikolaos KALFAGIANNISNottingham Trent University

School of Science and Technology, Department of Physics and Maths, Clifton Campus, NG11 8NS, United Kingdom

+44(0)7526170467
nikolaos.kalfagiannis@ntu.ac.uk