Module IV: Inorganic functional materials
Organizers: A. Ludwig, Ruhr-Universität Bochum/D; J. Paul, FLAMAC, Ghent/B
The discovery of novel functional inorganic materials can be efficiently accomplished using high-throughput thin-film fabrication techniques coupled with rapid characterization schemes. Combinatorial thin-film “libraries” can be prepared using discrete, sequentially masked depositions and co-deposited composition spreads. Additionally, high-throughput technologies have been developed for accelerated synthesis and characterization of functional nano-particles.
Measurement techniques have been adapted for quick evaluation of material libraries mapping a variety of physical characteristics including optical, electrical and magnetic properties.
These advanced technologies will be visited at Ruhr-Universität Bochum, RWTH Aachen and FLAMAC.