The 83th IUVSTA Workshop “New Horizons in Boron‐Containing Coatings: Modeling, Synthesis, and Characterization” will take place in Vadstena, Sweden, September 2‐6, 2018 http://boronliu.com/. Borides/Boron‐containing coatings are emerging as the next generation of hard, wear‐, oxidation‐ and corrosion‐resistant coatings. The workshop is intended to initiate an in‐depth discussion covering a broad range of boron‐containing materials and synthesis technologies including approaches such as PVD and CVD to more complex methodologies incorporating gas‐ and/or power‐pulsing techniques, presented in a systematic fashion, by key scientific groups worldwide.
4th European Workshop
on Epitaxial Graphene and 2D Materials (EWEG2D’2018)
Salamanca (Spain) 21. – 24. May 2018
Welcome to the 4th edition of the European Workshop on Epitaxial Graphene and 2D Materials (EWEG2D’2018). EWEG2D’2018 is an international workshop that gathers together the scientific community which have a common interest: the study of the structural, electronic, magnetic and optical properties of Graphene and 2D Materials epitaxially grown on well-defined substrates. Materials of interest are graphene and its derivatives, its elemental analogues (silicene, germanene, antimonene), hexagonal boron nitride, and transition metal dichalcogenides, but also less common systems as phosphorene or group III monochalcogenides (e.g., GaSe). Also advanced materials in the form of nanostructures and lateral in-plane or vertical van-der-Waals stacked heterostructures fall into the field of the workshop.
EWEG2D’2018 addresses the experimental determination of structural, electronic, magnetic and optical properties of supported and freestanding 2DMs, as well as theoretical modeling of such properties and prediction of new 2DMs. The workshop includes studies on the interaction of 2DMs with their environment, for example the adsorption of atoms or molecules, or the interaction with light, electric or magnetic fields. Special attention is given to the interaction of 2DMs with their substrate and the way it changes their properties.
On-surface synthesis unites the easy tunability of molecular materials and the promises of self-assembly as a revolutionary production method, with the sturdiness of covalently bonded structures. This most attractive combination is drawing the interest of a rapidly increasing number of researchers. Important efforts are being devoted to augment the still scarcely equipped on-surface synthesis toolbox, to improve our understanding of the chemical reaction mechanisms, as well as to the synthesis and characterization of new molecular architectures of potential use in diverse applications.
Because this approach bridges across the fields of chemistry, physics and materials science, the aim of this third edition of the “On-Surface Synthesis” international workshop is to bring together researchers working in this field from different perspectives. Doing so we hope to provide a diverse and stimulating environment to present and discuss the present, past and future of this novel and promising synthetic route.