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SYMPOSIUM F
New Horizons in Coatings and Thin Films

Technical Symposia: A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H
Topical Symposia: TS1 | TS2 | TS3 | TS4

Symposium Chairs

Daniel Lundin, Université Paris-Sud/CNRS, France, daniel.lundin@u-psud.fr
Ramana Chintalapalle, University of Texas at El Paso, USA, rvchintalapalle@utep.edu

This crosscutting symposium aims at expanding the scope of the conference by encouraging hot topics that are new to ICMCTF. The five sessions of the symposium will provide a forum for new pioneering topics including the latest advances in the synthesis of nanomaterials and nanofabrication, new types of coatings, with a focus on oxide, oxynitride and 2D thin film materials, novel thin-film technologies related with pulsed plasma and energetic deposition, and new additive manufacturing-based methods for applications in surface engineering.

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F1.  Nanomaterials and Nanofabrication

Session Chairs

Ulf Helmersson, Linköping University, Sweden, ulf.helmersson@liu.se
Vitzeslav Stranak, University of South Bohemia, Czech Republic, stranv00@centrum.cz

This session focuses on harnessing nanoscale phenomena and innovative deposition strategies for new types of nanostructures and nanomaterial coatings with multiple functionalities. Advances in thin films, nanocrystals, nanowires, nanotubes (but not 2D materials), and their applications will be addressed, as well as the development and application of novel in-situ diagnostics to understand and control these growth processes. Further areas of interest include emerging direct-write, cluster-beam, and bio-inspired deposition methods, theoretical and computational research in nanomaterials with controlled properties, processing-structure-property relationships, novel application concepts or prototypes using nano-engineered structures, and plasma fundamentals and diagnostics. These topics cover the understanding and synthesis of novel nanostructured materials and how to apply them in the next-generation nano-devices, and the development of innovative manufacturing processes.

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F2.  HiPIMS, Pulsed Plasmas and Energetic Deposition

Session Chairs

Tiberiu Minea, Université Paris-Sud, France, tiberiu.minea@u-psud.fr
Jon Tomas Gudmundsson, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden, tumi@raunvis.hi.is

Energy carried to the thin film during deposition is crucial in reducing the growth temperature and improving properties of thin film materials. Higher plasma density leads to enhanced ionization of the film precursors and offers better deposition process control. This results in improved coating characteristics, valuable for e.g. optical, wear resistant, or photovoltaic applications. This session solicits contributions from academia as well as the industry which cover both the basic physics and the applications of energetic deposition. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to: plasma generation and discharge physics, simulation and modelling, reactive processes and process control, mechanisms of film growth, surface and interface engineering, industrial applications and production, up scaling and associated equipment.

Invited Speaker

Ulf Helmersson, Linköping University, Sweden
“Vapor Phase Nanoparticle Synthesis, Guiding and Self-assembly”

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F3. 2D Materials: Synthesis, Characterization, and Applications

Session Chairs

Eli Sutter, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA, esutter@unl.edu
Liping Wang, Ningbo Institute of Materials Technology and Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China, wangliping@nimte.ac.cn

Session F3 focuses on exciting developments in the field of 2D materials, including but not limited to graphene, transition metal dichalcogenides (MoS2,WS2, etc.), BN, oxides, as well as emerging 2D carbides and nitrides. 2D materials have been extensively researched in the last decade as atomically thin metal semiconductor and insulator materials with novel and extraordinary properties. Recent advances in their synthesis have provided new possibilities to tune their structure, properties, and enhance their electrical, mechanical, lubrication, and anticorrosion performances. Researchers working in the field of 2D material synthesis and processing, characterization, and applications are encouraged to submit abstracts. We seek to advance the research and development of 2D material-based coatings by connecting researchers from diverse academic and industrial backgrounds, including tribology, materials science, physics, and chemistry. Topics include: controlled scalable synthesis of 2D materials, composite materials and heterostructures, mixed 2D phases and alloys, formation and control of defects, grain boundaries, edges, interfaces, nanopores, characterization, theoretical modeling, device fabrication, post-synthesis engineering of 2D materials using chemical treatments and ion/electron beams and applications of 2D materials in electronics, sensing, coating, friction/wear reduction, anti-corrosion, and anti-fouling.

Invited Speaker

Peter Sutter, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA
“2D Metal Chalcogenide Semiconductors: Growth, Electronic Structure, Light-matter Interactions”

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F4. Functional Oxide and Oxynitride Coatings

Session Chairs

Anders Eriksson, Oerlikon Balzers, Oerlikon Surface Solutions AG, Liechtenstein
anders.o.eriksson@oerlikon.com
Jörg Patscheider, Evatec, Switzerland, jpatscheider@bluewin.ch
Marcus Hans, RWTH Aachen, Germany, hans@mch.rwth-aachen.de

The session is dedicated to oxide, oxynitride, and oxygen doped coating materials comprising transition metal oxides, multi-layers and graded layers, single and multi-phase materials, and nano-composites. The synthesis is performed by PVD, CVD, or alternative deposition methods. Contributions are solicited from both experimental and theoretical studies addressing nucleation, growth, microstructure, defect structures, microstructural instabilities, phase changes, oxidation, diffusion processes, and self-healing mechanisms. The influence of process and plasma conditions on nucleation, microstructure and phase evolution, and properties are also of interest. The characterization of material properties like thermal conductivity, mechanical and tribological properties at elevated temperatures, thermal stability and fatigue, or oxidation resistance is considered. Application-related contributions are welcome and may cover cutting and forming tools, components, injection moulds and combustion engines, thermal and oxidation barrier coatings, coatings for corrosion protection and catalytic applications, multifunctional decorative coatings, and tribological coatings.

Invited Speakers

Wim G. Sloof, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
‘‘Self-healing Thermal Barrier Coating System for Prolonged Lifetime”

Filipe Vaz, University of Minho, Portugal
“Hard Transition Metal Oxynitride Thin Films: From Synthesis to Applications”

Invited Speaker

Xiaoyu Rayne Zheng, Virginia Tech, USA
“Printing with Light: Design and Manufacturing of Lightweight, Multi-functional Metamaterial Coatings”

 

 

 



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