View of the Industrial Exhibition
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of the PSE 2014
Welcome to the PSE 2014
Scope of the PSE Conference:
Fundamentals and applications of plasma and ion beam techniques in surface engineering
The Fourteenth International Conference on Plasma Surface Engineering will be held in
The biennial PSE conference series is organized by the European Joint Committee on Plasma and Ion Surface Engineering.
With a continuously growing interest in the preceding PSE events, with more than 750 participants from all over the world in 2012, PSE is a well-established and leading forum in the field of plasma as well as ion- and particle-beam assisted surface modification and thin film technologies.
PSE provides an opportunity to present recent progress in research and development and industrial applications. Its topics span a wide range from fundamentals such as e.g. process modelling and simulation of plasmas or thin film physics, through empirical studies which e.g. establish the relationships between process parameters and the structural and functional properties of modified surfaces and/or thin films, towards the application in industrial production.
With numerous industrial exhibitors and an exceptionally large fraction of participants from industry (30% in 2012), a special feature of PSE is the intimate and vivid interaction between those being involved in basic research and those who have to meet the rapidly increasing demands in industrial production.
This time “eco-friendly plasma processes” is identified as a hot and convenient topic. While plasma processes themselves are characterized by low material consumption (resource efficient) on one hand they are often used to replace harmful chemicals as well as for destroying such substances (e. g. contaminants in air or water). All these three aspect of “eco-friendliness” will be addresses in the industrial workshop.