That thin layers are key components for many innovative products in the consumer electronics segment should be known, also that the layers play a leading role in energy saving (wear and reduction of friction, thermal insulation) as well as use of renewable energies (photovoltaics, solar thermal power). The most important industrial technology for manufacturing of those layers is magnetron sputtering, of which further development is successfully worked on for more than 30 years. Many milestones have been achieved, many challenges remain.
The Network of Competence INPLAS organized a workshop on 23rd and 24th February 2011 under the title „How to increase the efficiency of sputtering“, whose participants engaged with approaches to increase the efficiency of industrial used atomization processes.
More than 50 scientific, development and application experts met at Fraunhofer Institute for Surface Engineering and Thin Films IST in Braunschweig to discuss current developments. The topic was examined in 11 Lectures, renowned speakers from Belgium, Sweden and Great Britain attended the workshop.
The Workshop represents the kick-off of a new series of events and will be continued under the name „INPLAS Talks“.
„INPLAS Talks“ will take up current topics, to which internationally leading experts will report.