We want to cordially invite you to participate in the RSD 2021 in Leipzig, Germany. It is organized by the Leibniz Institute of Surface Engineering (IOM), which is devoted to research tailoring surface properties, including thin film coatings, using plasmas, ions, electrons, and photons.

RSD 2021 is a sequel to a series of successful conferences dedicated to reactive sputter deposition, which were organized starting from 2000 in different countries by different organizations. The main focus is the use of various magnetron sputtering techniques, but RSD 2021 is also open to other sputter deposition processes, such as, for instance, ion beam sputter deposition. Both fundamental aspects and various fields of application are addressed. The conference is steadily growing and brings together young and senior scientists from universities, research institutes, and industry. It is designed to be a place of lively discussions of current and future scientific and technical results or challenges. Therefore, we will do our best to make the RSD 2021 a successful event benefiting all participants and exhibitors.
Location: Virtual/Online


Area-selective deposition (ASD) is a technology that is currently gathering momentum as enabler for bottom-up fabrication. Its main promise is the ability to process material in a self-aligned fashion, thereby eliminating alignment errors in semiconductor processing. In addition, ASD has been considered for alternative nanofabrication schemes in catalysis. By using mature thin film techniques such as chemical vapor deposition (CVD) and atomic layer deposition (ALD) as a starting point, the development of strategies and approaches to ASD primarily focuses on making the growth selective to specific materials or surfaces. This often involves the selective adsorption of reactant species, or as a more general approach, the deactivation of surfaces on which no growth is desired by selective functionalization. While achieving selective deposition is already difficult, maintaining the selectivity is yet another challenge, as there are numerous side-reactions that could lead to loss of selectivity. In this webinar, several aspects of ASD technology will be addressed, ranging from fundamental surface reactions to technological challenges.
Physics@Veldhoven takes place each year in January. It is a large congress that provides a topical overview of physics in the Netherlands. Traditionally, young researchers are given the chance to present themselves and their work alongside renowned names from the Dutch and international physics community. The programme covers Statistical physics & soft condensed matter, Physics of fluids, Plasma & fusion physics, Quantum physics, Nanoscale hysics, Atomic, molecular and optical physics, Materials physics, Particle physics, Astroparticle physics and Physics for technology.
Location: Virtual/Online
Understanding the origin of stress in thin films produced by physical vapor deposition (PVD) is of key importance as excessive stress levels can lead to premature failure by cracking, buckling or interfacial delamination, which compromises device durability.

This webinar will provide an overview on how film stress develops during deposition, how it is affected by the main process parameters, and how to mitigate it. Selected examples from epitaxial, amorphous and polycrystalline thin films will be highlighted, with emphasis on metallic thin films. Models explaining the generation and relaxation of stress will be presented and discussed. The webinar will also cover practical aspects on how to measure stress during growth using wafer curvature methods.
An experts view on cleanliness
The cleaning of components is one of the critical steps in modern production processes. Whether it comes to ensuring the required cleanliness for subsequent steps in the process, or guaranteeing the quality and functionality of the component to be cleaned, the cleaning of components is a crucial step in many industries, such as metal working and processing, automotive, medical technology, and aerospace.
Location: Virtual/Online


Over the last two decades Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) has become a key enabling method with a multitude of applications benefiting from the (ultra)thin films that can be prepared with precise thickness control and with unparalleled uniformity and conformality on substrates with a demanding surface topology.

In this webinar the method of ALD will be presented with a focus on various applications of ALD: both in the lab and in the fab; from high volume manufacturing to niche markets; from emerging technologies to proof-of-concepts. Special attention will be given to the key features that ALD provides for these specific applications as well as the associated ALD configurations and types of equipment.
Rehevot, Israel
Chemical reactions occurring at the solid/gas and solid/liquid interfaces control the functionality of a variety of energy materials used in fuel cells, batteries, and catalysts. Development of various tools that enables collecting spectroscopy and microscopy data at the molecular level and at the lower nanometer scale is essential for providing new insights into chemical reactions on energy-related interfaces. The workshop will focus on the recent technical developments of spectroscopy and microscopy techniques and their utilization for basic understanding of energy materials. More specifically, this workshop will explore the development of ambient pressure x-ray and vibrational spectroscopies and scanning probe microscopies, and their utilization on monitoring the surface reactions on heterogeneous catalysts.
Het zestigjarig bestaan van de NEVAC wordt gevierd in Museum Boerhaave in Leiden.
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In 2022 FYSICA will take place on Friday 22 April. Block this date in your diary!
95th IUVSTA Workshop
“Plasmonic Thin Films: Theory, Synthesis and Applications”
City of Guimarães, Portugal
Location: Ghent, Belgium

The AVS 22nd International Conference on Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD 2022) featuring the 9th International Atomic Layer Etching Workshop (ALE 2022) will be a three-day meeting dedicated to the science and technology of atomic layer controlled deposition of thin films and now topics related to atomic layer etching. Since 2001, the ALD conference has been held alternately in the United States, Europe and Asia, allowing fruitful exchange of ideas, know-how and practices between scientists. This year, the ALD conference will again incorporate the Atomic Layer Etching 2022 Workshop (ALE 2022), so that attendees can interact freely. The conference will take place Sunday, June 26 - Wednesday, June 29, 2022, at the International Convention Center in Ghent, Belgium.

As in past conferences, the meeting will be preceded (Sunday, June 26) by one day of tutorials and a welcome reception. Sessions will take place (Monday-Wednesday, June 26-29) along with an industry tradeshow. All presentations will be audio-recorded and provided to attendees following the conference (posters will be included as PDFs). Anticipated attendance is 600+.
Next IVC-22, The 22nd International Vacuum Congress, will be held in Sapporo, Japan in September 2022.
BSBF 2022 is a business oriented congress which congregates all the European Research Infrastructures, focused on technology and with the aim to be the main meeting point between Research Infrastructures and industry.

This will be the second edition of the event after the success of the previous edition in Copenhagen, where more than 1,000 participants from more than 500 organisations and 29 countries gathered together to discuss the future prospects of the Big Science Market.
Location: David L. Lawrence Convention Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania


The AVS International Symposium and Exhibition has been developed to address cutting-edge issues associated with vacuum science and technology in both the research and manufacturing communities. The Symposium is a week long forum for science and technology exchange featuring papers from technical divisions and technology groups, and topical conferences on emerging technologies. The equipment exhibition is one of the largest in the world and provides an excellent opportunity to view the latest products and services offered by over 200 participating companies. More than 3,000 scientists and engineers gather from around the world to attend. Short courses are offered in conjunction with the International Symposium providing specialized training in specific areas of vacuum science and related technologies. A Career Workshop and Job Center are also offered to all attendees. The Workshop covers such topics as résumé preparation, job search skills, networking, interviewing skills, and more. The Job Center provides the opportunity for job seekers to submit their résumés and meet with potential employers.

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