FRIENDS2 presentations at PSE 2016 in Garmish-Partenkirchen

FRIENDS2 presentations at PSE 2016 in Garmish-Partenkirchen

The 15th International Conference on Plasma Surface Engineering (PSE2016) was held last September 12-16  in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany.This is one of the most important conference of plasma coatings and surface treatments with around 800 participants.   This year’s edition was entitled “Plasma, Surface and Mobility” and dedicated to the importance of plasma on the modification of materials surfaces and their impact on the diversity of areas of mobility such as transportation, low CO2 emission, etc.


FRIENDS² consortium contributed with 3 oral presentations and one poster to this conference. On Wednesday, Frank Lungwitz from HZDR gave an oral talk entitled “High-temperature stable TCOs as selective transmitter for solar thermal applications” in session 13 “Energy Harvesting and Optical Coatings”. Frank showed the latest results related to his PhD on the developments of new transparent conductive oxides to be used as selective transmitters in solar thermal receivers. In the following poster session, Marcel Mesko (HZDR) presented a poster entitled “Impurity suppression in sputtered metallic thin films using HiPIMS ” where he showed results of the advantages of using highly ionized PVD techniques to reduce the contaminants present in thin films.

On Friday, Ramon Escobar Galindo from Abengoa Research gave an oral talk entitled ” Comparative study of the deposition of highly reflecting metal thin films by ionized PVD techniques in session 26 “Characterization and Simulation of Films and Processes”. In this work, he discussed the technological problem of second and first face mirrors for solar thermal applications. Later in the same session, Matthias  Krause from HZDR gave an oral talk entitled “In situ RBS, Raman, and ellipsometry studies of layered material systems at elevated temperatures” where he presented the latest development of the cluster tool experimental setup for high-temperature and environmental experiments sited in HZDR



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