EUROCVD13 will be a forum where senior scientists and young researchers mainly from Europe, but also from other countries will interact and exchange cutting edge approaches, methods, models, and results on the processing, characterisation and evaluation of micro- or nano- structured materials in the form of films, tubes and particles. The Conference is built around the Chemical Vapour Deposition (CVD) technique. Although chemistry is a key word in CVD, this is by essence a multidisciplinary method: Physics, Chemistry, Mechanics, Surface Science, Materials Science, and Chemical Engineering are necessary in order to understand and optimise processes and materials. It is thus mandatory to efficiently cover all these fields.
This will be ensured (i) by appropriately selected, sessions (Fundamentals, Modelling, Materials Type, Nanoscale Films and Particles, Metalorganic CVD, Coatings, Assisted CVD Techniques, Technological Advances, Characterisation). (ii) by the absence of parallel sessions, (iii) by the introduction of each session by the invited lectures of two internationally recognised experts, (iv) by providing extended periods of interactions among participants through poster sessions and informal activities such as offered coffee breaks, lunches and dinners or excursions and other social events, (v) by ensuring a high level infrastructure for the Conference.
CVD is a strongly industry implemented technique. For this reason, equipment and precursor manufacturers, and industries and R&D centres involved in the Microelectronics, Hard and Protective Coatings, as well as end users such as integrated circuits manufacturers or energy producers have already been invited. A special session will be devoted to the identification of industrial needs and material problems that can be potentially approached by using the CVD technique. Lecturers form the industry will participate in this session.