Symposium B

Inorganic Thin Films - Methods and Applications


Flat panel displays, light-emitting sources, efficient-reliable computer (and communication) facilities, energy converters and many other opto-electronic devices represent a small sample of the most outstanding technological achievements of the last decades. In (almost) all of these cases, the Science and Technology of Thin Films played a fundamental role: either providing materials with new properties or the methods to make them real. In fact, the recent need for ultra-fastlow-consumption devices aiming better environmental practices continue pushing the Science and Technology of Thin Films towards the development of novel materials and/or new materials processing techniques. Motivated by this scenario, the present symposium represents an excellent opportunity to follow some of the advancements in the field as well as to present results, discuss ideas and establish future scientific cooperation.

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Tentative List Invited Speakers:

Sigurd Wagner, Princeton University, USA
Martin Kordesch, Ohio University, USA
Daniel Schaadt, Clausthal Technical University, Germany
Tanja Cuk, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, USA
Nader Pourmand, University of California, Santa Cruz, USA
Inez Pereyra, Poli, Universidade de São Paulo, Brasil
Andre Pasa, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Brasil

Symposium organizers:

Antonio Ricardo Zanatta, Universidade de São Paulo, Instituto de Física de São Carlos, Brasil
Marcelo Mulato, Universidade de São Paulo, Faculdade de filosofia, Ciências e Letras de Ribeirão Preto, Brasil
José Humberto Dias da Silva, Universidade Estadual Paulista - UNESP, Bauru SP, Brasil