Welcome to the Special PSE 2020

Trade Fair of Erfurt, Germany


It is my pleasure to invite you to the
Special PSE 2020

based on the
17th International Conference on
Plasma Surface Engineering

held from September 7 to 10, 2020
in the Trade Fair Erfurt,
the capital of Thuringia,
in the middle of Germany
Jaroslav Vlcek
Conference Chairman
of the Special PSE 2020

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Special PSE 2020 main topic:

“Plasma Technology
for New Energy Concepts”






10.07.2020 | Update

Dear colleagues,

we would like to announce, that the concept for this PSE as a “Special PSE 2020” is ready. We are planning a “PSE week” from September 7th to 10th, 2020. Unfortunately the Bavarian commercial office will not give us an approval for the Special PSE in Garmisch-Partenkirchen before September 1st, 2020. Due to this fact, we have contacted the “Trade Fair Erfurt” as an attractive alternative location. The signal from the government of Thuringia is very positive to organize this Special PSE. We hope, we get the official permit of the public health department middle of next week, so that we can directly start the registration process.

We thank all of you for your patience and looking forward to see you at the “Special PSE”

Dr. Michael Thomas                                         Grit Köckritz
Chairman of EJC/PISE                                     Managing Director of EFDS e.V.



Fundamentals and applications of plasma and ion beam techniques in surface engineering

The Special PSE 2020 will be held in the Trade Fair Erfurt (Thuringia) Germany, from Monday, September 7 to Thursday, September 10, 2020. 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 nearly 800 participants from all over the world in 2018, 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. Due to the current situation in the context of COVID-19 pandemic and regulatory restrictions this years conference is limited to 350 participants and 40 exhibitors.

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 experimental studies which 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 (36% in 2018), 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.

  Special PSE 2020 will be dedicated to “Plasma Technology for New Energy Concepts”. The development of new energy concepts has accelerated, with a lot of industrial effort dedicated to it. The reduction of CO2 footprint by efficiency improvements, energy storage concepts, usage of hydrogen as fuel, all require dedicated surface solutions. They will be addressed in many scientific and technological contributions allocated to the conference topics. The more applied aspects of new energy concepts will be shown and discussed in the industrial workshop during event D.



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