Welcome to the 2nd International EJC-PISE Workshop in Kiev, Ukraine,
June 16-17, 2010

Pressrelease about the Kiew-Workshop (german)


Scope of Workshop:
„Plasma and Electron Beam Technologies for Protective Coatings"

The European Joint Committee on Plasma and Ion Surface Engineering (EJC-PISE) in cooperation with the European Society of Thin Films e.V. (EFDS), Germany and the E.O.Paton Electric Welding Institute (PEWI), Ukraine are pleased to invite you to participate in the International Workshop on "Plasma and Electron Beam Technologies for Protective Coatings", which will be held in Kiev, Ukraine, June 16-17, 2010. The workshop will be supported by the Arbeitsgemeinschaft industrieller Forschungsvereinigungen "Otto von Guericke" e.V." (AiF) and funded by the International Office of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) as well as the Ukrainian Ministry of Education and Research (MON).

The envisaged topic of the workshop concerning plasma and electron beam technologies for protective coatings among others to optimise the tribological characteristics for tools and components is of vital interest for national industrial economies due to losses of about 5% of the gross national product (GNP) caused by friction and abrasion. The support and strengthening of the specific knowledge for tribology characteristics and processes will lead to substantial savings by energy and material application as well as production and maintenance activities. Energy and raw material resources can be preserved, environmental damages are avoided and the industrial safety is improved.

Innovative hard material layers support the surface refining of different substrates. Thus wear-resistance can be raised, friction losses be minimized and the life span of functional parts substantially be improved.

Different layer systems are developed as hard material coating consisting of titanium carbide, titanium nitride, titanium carbonitride, aluminium oxide, titanium aluminium nitride, chromium nitride or zirconium carbon nitride for specific applications of Physical Vapour Deposition (PVD), Chemical Vapour Deposition (CVD) or Plasma Enhanced (PA) CVD processes. Almost all applications are composed of multilayer systems with a thickness up to 25 µm. In addition, there is a huge number of new developments like metalliferous molybdenum disulfide coatings, diamond like carbon (DLC) and amorphous carbon layers for machine as well as automotive components, cutting tools for superabrasive materials as for example graphite, ceramics and hard metal components, fiber-reinforced plastics or metal matrix materials. Moreover the generation of thermal protection layers and related coating processes (e.g. E-Beam evaporation) are of importance.

In the Ukraine the coating technologies for the evaporation of hard materials on different substrates has a long research tradition. For example the International Center for Electron Beam Technologies is engaged in the research and development on electron beam (EB) evaporation and EB supported PVD processes. The Institute for Superhard Materials of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine as a large European science and technology center is working on the development of mono- and polycrystalline, dispersed materials and the enhancement of diamond and diamond-like films (DLC).

The first industrial plants for the deposition of wear resistant coating by the vacuum-arc method, now the worldwide most propagated deposition method for hard coatings, have been developed in the National Science Center Kharkov Institute of Physics and Technology.

 Pressrelease of the workshop (german)