Donnerstag, 6. August 2015

Tutorial "Thin Film Growth Phenomena"

(c) Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas
On tuesday 6th October Prof. José-María Albella Martín is going to give a tutorial about Thin Film Growth Phenomena. SFB members and all other interested persons with at least a master's degree are highly welcome.

Prof. Albella's tutorial (Thin Film Growth Phenomena) is going to deal with microscopic processes associated with thin film deposition, from the early stages of atom adsorption, nucleation, etc. to vertical growth of films showing different micro/nanostructures. These topics are going to be treated from a phenomenological perspective by using thermodynamic principles. Finally, the effects of the deposition conditions (pressure, temperature, deposition rate, impurities, etc) on the morphological and structural properties of the films are going to be discussed.

Dr. Albella is Senior scientist at the Surface Physics and Engineering Dept., (Institute of Materials Science, CSIC). Before, he has been a Professor at the Applied Physics Department (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid) where he taught several graduate and doctorate courses on semiconductors, electronic materials and thin films. Presently, he conducts a research group devoted to the study of ceramic coatings for surface treatments for tribological applications (mechanical parts, tools, etc.), using PVD and CVD techniques (sputtering, plasmas, ion beams, etc.).

His course will be taught on Tuesday 6th October in the classroom ID 04/401, and it has two parts:
Part I: Nucleation on the surface (10:30 - 12:00)
Lunch (12:00-13:00)
Part II: Vertical growth (13:00-14:30)

In order to register please send and email to Carles Corbella (

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