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- NANOSIZED - and NANO-STRUCTURED MATERIALS: FUNDAMENTALS AND APPLICATIONS
- THE ART OF SCIENTIFIC PUBLISHING: BACKGROUNDS - CONCEPTS - STRATEGI
- HIGH-TECH MATERIALS FOR TOMORROW'S LARGE SCALE INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENTS: ENERGY GENERATION AND TRANSPORT, ADVANCED STRUCTURAL DESIGNS, AND DATA PROCESSING


29 & 30 June, 2014 – Paris, France
NANOSIZED - and NANO-STRUCTURED MATERIALS:
FUNDAMENTALS AND APPLICATIONS

INSTRUCTOR:
PROF. DR. PROF. H.C. DR. H.C. STAN VEPREK
TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY MUNICH,
GERMANY

Course Brochure (PDF)

COURSE CONTENTS:

1. Introduction and short overview

2. Properties of Nano-Sized and Nano-Structured Materials when approaching the molecular size
Localization phenomena (electrons, plasmons & phonons): crystallite size and separation;
Learning from nature:
super-hydrophobic, self-cleaning surfaces;
"lotus effect" upside down;
super-adhesive surfaces;
design of high-specific strength & toughness;
design of structural colors;
Thermodynamics properties vs. crystallite size;

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

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
Polycrystalline & ultra-nanocrystalline 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
Superhard 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

7. Summary and Conclusions
i) Some aspects of the preparation of nano-structured materials with focus on industrial applications
ii) Characterization
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Professor Stan Veprek received his diploma in physics from the Charles University in Prague in 1963, and immediately began his work on the deposition of thin films by means of plasma CVD at the Institute of Physics of the Czech Academy of Science. His first major result was the deposition of nanocrystalline Si and Ge by means of chemical transport in hydrogen plasma (published in 1968). Nowadays, nc-Si is an important material for large-scale microelectronics, flat panel displays and thin films solar cells. Between 1968 and 1971 he was visiting scientist at the University Münster (Germany), where he continued his work in plasma chemistry. He received his Dr Phil. in chemistry (1972) and habilitation (1977) from the University of Zurich, where he became involved also in the research of the plasma-wall interactions in the TOKAMAK devices for controlled nuclear fusion. In 1976 he proposed and later developed the in-situ plasma CVD of boron carbide protective coatings ("boronization"), which found successful application in many large TOKAMAK devices around the world.
His continuing interest in nc-Si resulted, among others, in the classical papers on Raman scattering and phonon confinement, later extended to in-depth studies of the photoluminescence from nc-Si/SiO2nanocomposites. Together with the Swiss national museum he developed a new plasma-chemical method for the restoration and conservation of archeological metallic artifacts.
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REGISTRATION FEE:
Regular registration: 680, € (*)
DSL / ACEX Participants: 350, € (*)

(*) until 15 March, 2013

After 15 March, 2013:
980, € (Regular registration)
450, € ( 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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29 & 30 June, 2014 – Paris, France
THE ART OF SCIENTIFIC PUBLISHING:
BACKGROUNDS - CONCEPTS - STRATEGIES


INSTRUCTOR:   
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Andreas Öchsner, D.Sc.
Griffith University (Gold Coast Campus)
Australia

Course Brochure (PDF)

BENEFITS OF ATTENDING THE COURSE:
Participants will be in a better position to increase their
publications output. Knowing the background of many
involved questions and plenty of issues which must be
considered during the entire publications process will
allow to increase the success

COURSE CONTENTS:
• Technical and Cognitive Skills in the Context of Scientific Publishing
• Types of Scientific Publications
• Publishing companies, publishing fees, open access journals
• Publication Pyramid
• Scientific Data Bases (ISI Web of Science, SCOPUS, other sources)
• Statistical Evaluation of Bibliographical Data – Evaluation of Journals, Scientists and
• Institutions (Citations, Impact Factor, h-index, international trends, …)
• How to Assess Quality / Is the Quality Assessed?
• What can be published in international journals ("new")?

The structure of a journal paper:
• Title
• Authors (corresponding author, order of authors)
• Abstract
• Keywords
• Main Structure (Introduction, Methodology, Results, Discussion, Summary and Outlook)
• Acknowledgments (what can/should be mentioned)
• References

Further topics:
• Literature review / state-of-the-art
• Justification of new approach, strategy, findings
• Use of variables and units
• Figures and tables (style, labels, format, how to include)
• Different formats for reference section
• Digital Object Identifier (DOI)
• Final layout, layout for submission
• Proofs

Plagiarism:
• Correct citation (how?, what must/should be cited)
• Authorship
• Ideas
• Parallel manuscript submission
• Consequences
• Copyright agreement (what do I sign?)

Strategies to publish:
• Where to submit? How to select an appropriate journal
• "False Friends" – some strange online journals
• Review process (how it works, how to suggest possible reviewers)
• Consideration of entire time frame (from the idea to the published work)
• Cover letter (information included)
• Revising a manuscript (reply to referees, how to highlight changes in a revised manuscript)
• How to submit: regular submission or other ways
• Which software to use for text processing and image generations
• English language and style
• After a manuscript is published – how can I use the content/manuscript (copyright issues)?

PLENTY OF SPACE FOR QUESTIONS AND DISCUSSIONS

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Professor Öchsner is highly experienced in scientific publications. His list of publications comprises more than 330 scientific publications. More than 90 publications are cited on ISI Web of Science. He is the editor-in-chief of the international journal Continuum Mechanics and Thermodynamics - CMT (Springer, Germany) and editor-in-chief of the international book series on Advanced Structured Materials – AMS (Springer, Germany). He received several awards related to scientific publications such as the publication award from his former University ("Main Contributor" 2008, "Impact Factor Journals" 2010) or the Top Reviewer Award of the international journal Materials Letters (Elsevier, 2009). Professor Öchsner is actually working as Full Professor and Head of Mechanical Engineering at Griffith University, Australia and he is conjoint Professor at the University of Newcastle, Australia.
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REGISTRATION FEE:
Regular registration: 680, € (*)
DSL / ACEX Participants: 350, € (*)

(*) until 15 March, 2013

After 15 March, 2013:
980, € (Regular registration)
450, € ( 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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29 & 30 June, 2014 – Paris, France
HIGH-TECH MATERIALS FOR TOMORROW'S LARGE SCALE INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENTS:
ENERGY GENERATION AND TRANSPORT, ADVANCED
STRUCTURAL DESIGNS, AND DATA PROCESSING

INSTRUCTOR:
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Constantin Politis
University of Patras,
Greece

Course Brochure (PDF)

Contents of the course:

1. Introduction and short overview
Understanding the history of materials means understanding the history of mankind and our civilization. Our century will be known as the high-tech materials age, characterized for discovering, research, development, and application of advanced materials with exceptional characteristic properties have made them suitable for new applications. Although many of the efforts to prepare new and interesting materials, or even to improve the properties of the already existing materials, are as old as mankind, only in our age has Materials Science matured into a unique own scientific discipline. Here a selection of the most interesting and promising advanced materials, their synthesis, characterization and the large scale production of materials to engineering the world of tomorrow.

2. Crystal chemistry, bonding and stability of selected materials.
Description of most interesting structures. The nature of the chemical bond. Carbon, diamond, diamond-like compounds, graphite, fullerenes, carbon nano tubes and graphenes. Cluster compounds. Sphere packing with occupied interstices. The interstices in closest packing of spheres. The most important high melting interstitial compounds. Perovskite and spinels structures. Criteria for the thermodynamic stability.

3. Constitution of phase diagrams.
This is an introductory description of the main types of phase relationships of binary and ternary alloys and high melting compounds of boron, carbon, nitrogen, and oxygen. Polymorphism and phase diagrams. The phase rule. We explain how to read, to work and to constitute by experiments completely new phase diagrams.

4. Methods of preparation.
We describe in significant details all the related and common but also distinguished processes for large scale preparation of new promising materials. We describe casting techniques, high temperature proceedings, powder metallurgical processes, sintering, cool and hot pressing, synthesis at ultra high pressures and temperatures by adiabatic shock waves compaction, mechanical alloying by high energy ball milling, hydrothermal synthesis, sol-gel processes, high energy sonication, synthesis under critical fluid conditions, production of filter, foams and porous materials, fibers production, chemical vapour transport, chemical vapour deposition, magnetron sputtering, ion-micro pattering, chemically nano-pattering, self-propagating synthesis, etc. Here we include also special methods of ultra rapid solidification technologies like arc-melting, melt-spinning, splat-cooling, and plasma and laser beam annealing.

5. Methods of characterization and measurement of the basic properties.
We explain the crucial steps of new materials characterization and measurements of the required properties : Sample preparation, optical microscopy, x-ray diffraction, differential thermal analysis, high resolution transmission electron microscopy, surface tension and wetting phenomena, low and high temperature electrical resistivity, thermal conductivity, magnetic properties including magneto-optical Kerr effect, elastic and mechanical properties, photovoltaic efficiency, optical properties, photoluminescence and quantum confinement tests, superconductivity.

6. Selected high-tech materials.
Amorphous metals and bulk glassy alloys. Quasicrystals and quasicrystalline alloys. High temperature oxides, carbides, nitrides, and borides. Nanostructured bainitic steels, fibers, boron and carbon nano tubes, nano wires, and ceramics for defence. Large scale production of technical diamonds, boron and silicon carbides. Advanced nuclear materials for future fission reactors. Nano silicon with quantum confinement effects, advanced photovoltaics. High Tc- superconductors. Clusters, nanostructured materials, spintronics, plasmonics and proposed materials for the next generation ultra performance quantum computers.

7. Summary and future directions.
A conclusion and together discussion of the most significant high points from this compact course with reviewing of all the expected impacts of high-tech materials in the technological, energetically, environmental and social behaviours developments of our world of tomorrow.

Who should attend this course?

The course covers very broad areas of desired new directions of materials and processes in fundamental fields suitable for postgraduate students, post-docs, basic researchers and also application-oriented industrial scientists, engineers and advanced technology managers.

Course objective:

In this compact course we will discuss step-by-step the fundamental properties together with the required constitution, synthesis, processes engineering, characterization, and nowadays’ significant applications of many new high-tech materials for both laboratory and proposed industrial developments for the tomorrow large scale application. During the course we will have enough time for all the required questions and the matching answers. For better information transfer flow and understanding, both PowerPoint and Blackboard will be using. Suitable papers, reviews, and books will be referred.
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Professor Constantin Politis start to work with the metallurgy and oxidation of Be, Th, and U-alloys in 1962 at the Max Planck Institut für Metallforschung in Stuttgart, Germany. 1965 he continues with the constitution, synthesis and characterization of oxides, carbides and nitrides of transition elements and of uranium compounds at the Nuclear Research Centre Karlsruhe, Germany. In June 1975 wrote his MS-thesis at the faculty of Engineering, University of Karlsruhe with the title “Investigations of the Ternary U-Zr-O System” and received his diploma in Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering. In July 1975, received with the thesis “On Thermal Lattice Dilatation of some Transition Metal Compounds” his Ph. D. in Physics from the Faculty of Physics, University of Karlsruhe. From 1977 to 1993 was with the Insitut für Nukleare Festkörperphysik, Karlsruhe, Germany, and simultaneously as Professor of Physics and Materials Science at the Univ. of California, San Diego, (UCSD) USA. He has great experience with nuclear materialsPd-D interactions, bulk amorphous alloys by mechanical alloying, melt-spinning and slat-cooling. New superconductors by shock-waves, ultrahigh gas-pressure and high-energy ball milling, and superconductivityHe also designed new scientific equipments and facilities, and made successful technology transfer projects in cooperation with industries in Germany. He founded 1993 the Laboratory of High Tech Materials at the University of Patras, Greece. He has experience with Graphenes, C60, and CNT. New high-Tc superconducting materials. Nano structured ZrO2 ceramics. New light alloys. Nanostructured bainitic steels. Nanoscience and nanotechnology, bulk amorphous and glassy alloys, glassy steels, nanostructured silicon, photovoltaic materials, thin-films multilayer, quantum effects in spintronics and semiconductors. Advanced materials for high dynamic impact. He is now Emeritus professor at the University of Patras, Greece and Distinguished professor of the University of Texas at Arlington, USA. He has published >220 Papers, with 3500 citations. He is Editor-in-Chief for Quantum Matter (QM), Journal of Surface and Interface of Materials (JSIM book series: Foundation of Natural Science and Technology, and the Encyclopedia of Quantum Science and Technology (a 20-volume set), and he is Associate Editor of Advanced Science Letters (ASL), and J. of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (JNN).
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REGISTRATION FEE:
Regular registration: 680, € (*)
DSL / ACEX Participants: 350, € (*)

(*) until 15 March, 2013

After 15 March, 2013:
980, € (Regular registration)
450, € ( 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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IMPORTANT DATES:

SEPTEMBER,2013:
Abstract Submission
is OPENING!

15TH FEBRUARY, 2014
Deadline for Abstract
Submission

(it is not compulsory to submit an Abstract to attend the Conference)

20TH FEBRUARY, 2014
Notification of acceptance until

15TH MARCH, 2014
Early Bird Registration

15TH MARCH, 2014
Accommodation Reservation

UNTIL 31ST DECEMBER, 2013
DISCOUNT VOUCHER validity
(ONLY for DSL2013 participants)

15TH JULY, 2014
Deadline for Full Paper
Submission

(Not Compulsory To Submit a Full Paper/ Manuscript)

29TH - 30TH JUNE, 2014
ADVANCED COURSES

23RD - 27TH JUNE, 2014
DSL 2014