Special PSE 2020
based on the 17th International Conference on Plasma 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, the conference cannot take place as originally planned. Since the Bavarian commercial office will not give an approval before September 1st, 2020, for the Special PSE to be held in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, the "Trade Fair Erfurt" was examined as an alternative venue. Encouraged by a positive signal from the Thuringia government, this Special PSE is now organized to take place in Erfurt in compliance with the COVID-19 related regulatory restrictions and 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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