This Symposium focuses on surfaces, coatings, and free-standing architectures with specific surface functionalities. The content encompasses materials growth and structure; fundamentals of operation; design of novel materials; production, processing, and integration into products and devices; and characterization of advanced functionality and sustainable development for a range of applications divided into the following sessions.
C1. Optical Materials and Thin Films
Current applications of optical materials, thin films, and advanced structured materials impose extreme demands on their synthesis and performance. The optimization of these devices, from design to applications, can be facilitated by optical characterization methods such as spectrophotometry, ellipsometry, scatterometry, interferometry, vibrational spectroscopies, near-field microscopies and other light-matter interactions. We welcome contributions in the design, synthesis, characterization, and applications of thin films and nanostructures for optical applications.
C1. Invited Speakers:
- L Jay Guo, University of Michigan, USA
- Des Gibson, University of West Scotland, UK
C2. Thin Films for Electronic Devices
This session is dedicated to functional thin films targeted for applications in active or passive thin film-based devices utilizing electronic, optical, magnetic, piezoelectric, and similar properties, and also addresses functional improvements using thin film coatings for electronic or semiconductor fabrication components. Material characteristics like electrical and thermal conductivity, optical and magnetic properties as well as thermal stability, oxidation, corrosion and wear resistance are considered. Application-related contributions are solicited addressing both experimental and theoretical studies on the design of film properties and processes to control growth, microstructure, phase changes, diffusion processes and oxidation protection, and corrosion and wear resistance aimed at a specific device or component performance.
C2. Invited Speakers:
- S Z Chang, Powerchip Semiconductor, Taiwan , “3D Device Integration Technology for AI Computing”
- Christophe Vallée, SUNY Poly, Albany, USA
C3. Thin Films and Novel Surfaces for Energy
This session focuses on the materials science, physics, chemistry, and device engineering of thin films, nanostructures and, in general, surfaces, for energy applications. These include batteries, fuel cells, thermoelectrics, photovoltaics, photo- and electrochemically active surfaces, supercapacitors as well as thermal energy and hydrogen storage solutions. The session will cover both theoretical and experimental work on the design, processing, characterization, and performance of novel material systems, which may include alloys, inorganic and organic semiconductors, oxides, nitrides, and novel compounds of earth-abundant elements. We welcome contributions on recent developments in physical and chemical phenomena, processing of new materials, and novel device concepts in renewable energy technologies.
C3. Invited Speaker:
- Mitsuru Ito, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology/Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan