This free to attend event, including lunch, aims to provide early career researchers with an opportunity to disseminate their research, whilst also building professional networks. The meeting is multi-disciplinary and we expect contributions from chemists, physicists, materials scientists, biologists, mathematicians, engineers and computer scientists.
Topics covered will include: Thin film deposition techniques, plasma etching mechanisms, laser ablation in semiconductors, nanostructures, surface growth and vacuum technology.
The event will consist of both oral and poster presentations. All abstract submissions to be sent by e-mail to Roger Smith, stating preference for either oral or poster presentation. Students attending the event are encouraged to present a poster on their research work, relevant to the general field represented by the Ion and Plasma Surface Interactions Group.
All posters for which the first author is a student registered for the event will be judged on the basis of scientific content, effectiveness of communication and overall appearance. A £100 prize and certificate will be awarded to the winner.
Invited talks by established researchers
10-30 Christian Bradley, Tokamak Energy, UK, Plasma Challenges and Glow Discharge Vessel Conditioning in the Tokamak Energy ST40
11-00 Chris Walker, Diamond Hard Surfaces Ltd, Diamond Hard Surfaces; Successful technology implementation; from idea to commercial success
11-30 Ben Beake Micromaterials, Improved characterisation of DLC coatings for automotive applications
12-00 Konstantza Lambrinou, SCK-SEN, Belgium, Radiation damage to materials and developments towards next generation of nuclear reactors
12-30 Houzheng Wu, Department of Materials Loughborough University, Microstructure and mechanical property characterisation of zirconium nitride, carbide and boride after heavy ion irradiation
13-00 Lunch, poster session and AGM of the Ion and Plasma Surface Interactions Group of the Institute of Physics
Young Researcher talks
14-10 David Shaw University of York, Modelling deposition removal from fusion optics
14-25 David Meehan University of York, Laser Ablation of metal and metal-oxide targets, and applications towards Plasma Enhanced-Pulsed Laser Deposition
14-40 Aisyah Zainal University of Surrey and Plasma Quest Ltd., An introduction to HiTUS Technology with application to Multilayer depositions
14-55 Tea break and poster prize winner announcement
15-15 Sibel Yilmaz CREST, Loughborough, The microstructure of CdS/CdTe solar cells fabricated using magnetron sputtering.
15-30 Gerald Womack CREST, Loughborough, The design, performance and durability of broadband anti-reflection coatings for solar modules deposited using magnetron sputtering.
15-45 Mateus Tunes University of Huddersfield, Ion beam sputter-deposition of high-entropy alloy thin films on zircaloy-4 for potential use in accident-tolerant fuel systems
16-00 Adam Bennett Cranfield University Atmospheric pressure plasma technology for ultra-precision engineering of optics for applications in aerospace, defence and science
16-15 Jingcheng Guan Department of Materials, Loughborough University, Atomistic modelling of zinc oxide thin film growth by different deposition techniques