Welcome to the 83rd IUVSTA Workshop in Vadstena, Sweden!

September 2-6, 2018

IUVSTA logoThe aim of this workshop is to focus on the first-principles design, synthesis, properties, defect structure, and applications of different types of boron-containing protective and functional thin films and coatings.

This workshop is intended to initiate an in-depth discussion covering a broad range of boron-containing materials and synthesis technologies including approaches such as PVD and CVD to more complex methodologies incorporating gas- and/or power-pulsing techniques, presented in a systematic fashion, by key scientific groups worldwide. The topics include:

  • Modeling and simulation of structure/property relationships for novel B-containing materials
  • Control of nanostructure/composition during PVD and CVD synthesis
  • Synthesis of targets for arc and magnetron sputtering; new precursors for CVD
  • Protective coatings: hard, wear-, corrosion-, low-friction, high-temperature application
  • Coatings for x-ray and neutron detectors and optics

Boron containing coatings, schematicsIt is our ambition to discuss these fascinating materials from both applications as well as basic-research perspectives. The primary purpose of the workshop is to provide an in-depth overview of the present state-of-the-art of boron-containing coatings research and development: from physical principles to design, fabrication, characterization, and applications in various types of parts and devices. The topics are chosen to facilitate an interdisciplinary discussion that can lead to new collaborations between research groups within universities, institutions, and/or industries.

Important dates:

  • March 15, 2018 Deadline for submission of abstracts
  • May 31, 2018 – Full registration of all participants
  • September 2-6, 2018 – Workshop