Scope of the Symposium:
Magnetic materials are present in a large range of applications in our everyday life and continue a subject of very intense research. This Symposium focuses in new developments in recent years, as well as classic magnetic materials. Among the new developments are the materials for magnetocaloric effect and nanoparticles for hyperthermia applications. Thin films for magnetic recording are another example of nanotechnology with significant advance in recent years. Other materials, as electrical steels and strontium ferrite magnets, remain up today very relevant for industrial applications. Rare-earth transition metal magnets are a subject of renewed interest, due to a broad range of large scale applications, as for example high efficiency motors, wind energy generators, hybrid cars and machines for magnetic resonance imaging. Thus, the symposium focuses in magnetic materials development and applications, including technological research conducted by universities and industries.
Abstracts will be solicited in (but not limited to) the following areas:
In this symposium special emphasis will be given to surface modification processes by forming functional interfaces composed of solid state surfaces (metals and oxides) and organic materials, such as polymers. Selected topics on surface characterization and analysis techniques, multifunctional coatings/adhesives, computational modeling and applications will be addressed such as: