Workshop: "Hybrid nanocoatings through molecular layer deposition"

Hybrid materials offer the possibility of exploiting the materials properties of both their organic and inorganic constituents, with the attractive possibility of creating altogether novel functionalities. In thin film format, these materials can enable breakthroughs in several technological application areas such as packaging, electronics, and biomedical applications.

Combining inorganic and organic building blocks on a molecular scale is challenging due to the different preparative conditions needed for forming inorganic and organic networks. An attractive method is molecular layer deposition (MLD). In several aspects, MLD resembles the now mainstream technique of Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD). However, where ALD is limited to exclusively inorganic coatings, the precursor chemistry in MLD is expanded to include organics and enables linking both types of building blocks together in a controlled way to build up organic-inorganic hybrid materials. The technique has already been extended to cover a plethora of metal and organic components resulting in both amorphous and crystalline hybrid thin films with a wide range of potential applications.

This workshop serves as an introduction to the field of atomic and molecular layer deposition. The topics covered include the fundamentals of ALD and MLD, as well as the basic and applications of hybrid materials.

The workshop is organized as a part of the European Training Network for Functional Hybrid Coatings by Molecular Layer Deposition (HYCOAT) and serves as the kick-off event for the PhD students of the program. In addition, anyone interested in thin film deposition of hybrid materials is warmly welcome to join. The workshop is free of cost for all participants but registration is required beforehand

Registration to all three days is mandatory if the workshop is taken as a specialist course for the doctoral schools.

For more information and the workshop agenda, visit the official workshop website

Select the workshop days you like to participate in. For completion of the specialist course for the doctoral schools, all three days are mandatory.


Day 1

Ghent University, Campus Sterre, Krijgslaan 281 building S9, Multimedia auditorium27/08/2018 08:30 - 17:00N\A

Day 2

Ghent University, Campus Sterre, Krijgslaan 281 building S9, Multimedia auditorium28/08/2018 09:00 - 18:00N\A

Day 3

Ghent University, Campus Sterre, Krijgslaan 281 building S9, Multimedia auditorium29/08/2018 09:00 - 18:00N\A

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