24-25 June - Istanbul, Turkey
NANOSIZED- and NANO-STRUCTURED MATERIALS: FUNDAMENTALS AND APPLICATIONS

INSTRUCTOR:   Prof. Dr. Prof. h.c. Dr. h.c. Stan Veprek
Technical University Munich,
Germany

Registration Form (Word )
Course Brochure (PDF)
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
Peoples from academia and industry working in the area of nanostructured materials are encouraged to attend this course to deepen and widen their knowledge. In addition, the course is designed for those who would like to start to work in the challenging area of nanotechnology.
About Professor Stan Veprek

After his initial research work in plasma diagnostics and spectroscopy, Stan Veprek began his work on the deposition of thin films by means of plasma CVD 40 years ago at the Institute of Physics of the Czech Academy of Science where he started his scientific career after an education as a high school teacher (in Ceske Budejovice) followed by the study of physics at the Charles University in Prague (graduated 1962). His first major result was the deposition of nanocrystalline silicon, nc-Si, by means of chemical transport in plasma (published in 1968; nowadays, nc-Si is an important material for large-scale microelectronics, flat panel displays and thin films solar cells). He became involved in the research of the plasma-wall interactions in nuclear fusion devices. In 1976 he proposed the protective coating of the inner wall with boron carbide, and in the following years developed "boronization" by means of plasma CVD, which found successful application in several large fusion devices around the world.
COURSE CONTENTS:

1. Introduction and short overview

2. Properties of Nano-Sized and Nano-Structured
    Materials when approaching the molecular size

- Thermodynamics properties vs. crystallite size;
- Localization phenomena (electrons & phonons),
  crystallite size and separation;
- Learning from the nature:
   - super-hydrophobic, self-cleaning surfaces;
   - "lotus effect" upside down;
   - super-adhesive surfaces;
   - design of high-specific strength & toughness;
   - design of colors;

3. Structural bulk Nanocomposites:
- Graphite fibres carbon composites with high specific
  strength
- Polymer-based nanocomposites reinforced by
  inorganic fillers
- Future trends: carbon nanotube reinforced
  nanocomposites

4. Functional Nano-structured coatings for machine
    parts

- The role of the ratio of elastic modulus to hardness for
  wear of machine parts;
- Self-lubricant hard nanocomposites for harsh and
  variable environment (humid-dry, low-high
  temperature etc.);
LOCAL ADVISOR:
Prof. Celaletdin Ergun,
Istanbul Technical University
Turkey
ergunce@itu.edu.tr
5. Hard and wear-resistant coatings for tools

- Introduction: The recent search for super- and ultrahard
  materials: Go Nano!
- Why coatings on tools ?
- Transition Metal Nitrides, Carbides & Borides
- Oxide Coatings
- Diamond and Diamond-Like Carbon - Based Coatings

6. Hard and Superhard Nanocomposites with high
    thermal stability and oxidation resistance
for
    machining (drilling, milling, turning, forming, stamping)
    and other applications.

6.1. Different approaches to superhard coatings, their
       advantages and drawbacks:
- Intrinsically superhard materials
- Hardening by energetic ion bombardment
- Superhard Heterostructures
- Superhad nanocomposites by phase segregation:
  Design concept, their preparation,
  properties and recent progress in their understanding.

6.2. Industrial applications of hard and superhard
       nanocomposites in comparison to other
       advanced coatings including polycrystalline
       diamond.

6.3. The presently available hard and superhard coatings
       can still be significantly improved
REGISTRATION FEE:
REGULAR REGISTRATION: 680, EUR (*)
DSL / ACEX PARTICIPANTS: 350, EUR (*)

(*) UNTIL 15 MARCH, 2012
AFTER:
980, EUR (REGULAR REGISTARTION)
450, EUR ( DSL/ACEX PARTICIPANTS)


Registration includes:
- 2 Full Days Course,
- Printed Course Materials, in Book Format
- Course Certificate,
- 2 Refreshments Daily,
- Lunch at Hotel Venue (Daily / 2 Days)
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