School "Functional Coatings"

Time schedule
Start of the school: Monday, 23.01.2012
End of the school: Friday, 27.01.2012

School description:
Surfaces have a very important role for the function of many products. Surface treatments and coatings can modify the surface properties strongly and can thus contribute to achieve new or improved product functions. One of the most important areas of functional coatings is tribology, where hard and superhard coatings are applied to increase the wear resistance, to improve the anti-adhesion tendency or to change the friction coefficient of a substrate.

This school will give an introduction to the state of the art of tribological thin-film coatings: material composition, deposition processes and analysis techniques. This will be achieved by lectures as well as by practical demonstrations and trainings. This topic will be complemented by an introduction to Design of Experiments (statistical experiment planning).
The school is part of the Marie-Curie Initial Training Network "Macro, Micro and Nano Aspects of Machining - MaMiNa". It is open for MaMiNa Early Stage Reasearchers as well as for external participants. It addresses master students, doctoral candidates and postdoctoral researchers.
The school is split in part A that will take place in Lodz, Poland, and part B, which will take place in Braunschweig, Germany.

Hosts:
Institute of Materials Science and Technology, Mechanical Engineering Faculty of Technical University of Lodz (LUT), Poland
Fraunhofer Institute for Surface Technology and Thin Films IST, Braunschweig, Germany

General Programme:
Theoretical lectures (total 2 days)
Practical work (total 1 day)
2 evening social events

Terms of participation
Participation is possible for both parts or only for part A or part B. Please apply for each part seperately following the deadline, see below!
As the number of participants is restricted the registration will be made on a first come - first serve basis.
The participation is free of charge. It includes lunches, drinks during the breaks and lecture materials (book "Functional Coatings" by Prof. Bogdan Wendler + CD of the presentations). Participants must pay for their travel and accomodation. Expenses during the social events are not included.

Deadline for application: 04.01.2012
Application for part A (Lodz): by e-mail to m.makowka@gmail.com
Application for part B (Braunschweig): by e-mail to seda.erbas@ist.fraunhofer.de
Together with the registration acknowledgement you will receive information about travel and accomodation.

Location
Part A: Institute of Materials Science and Engineering, Technical University of Lodz, Stefanowskiego 1/15, 90924 Lodz, Poland (Next airport is Warsaw).
Part B: Fraunhofer Institute for Surface Engineering and Thin Films IST, Bienroder Weg 54 E, 38108 Braunschweig, Germany (Next airport is Hannover).

Programme Part A
Venue: Institute of Materials Science and Engineering, Technical University of Lodz, Stefanowskiego 1/15, 90924 Lodz, Poland

23rd January 2012

12:00 - 13:00

Lunch in a students' mess-room at LUT

13:00 - 14:00

Lecture: Introduction to Thin Films I

Prof. Piotr Niedzielski, LUT

14:00 - 15:00

Lecture: Basics of vacuum deposition

Dr. Wojciech Pawlak, LUT

15:00 - 15:15

Break

15:15 - 17:15

Practical training: Vacuum and plasma technology

Dr. Wojciech Pawlak, LUT

17:15 - 18:30

Break / Accomodation in IBIS Hotel Lodz

19:00 - 22:00

1st social event: Manufaktura - Lodz Shopping & Leisure Center


24th January 2012

09:00 - 10:00

Lecture: Introduction to thin films II

Prof. Piotr Niedzielski, LUT

10:00 - 11:00

Lecture: Diamond CVD

Dr. Lothar Schaefer, IST

11:00 - 11:15

Break

11:15 - 12:15

Lecture: CVD diamond tools

Dr. Jan Gaebler, IST

12:15 - 13:15

Lecture: Functional coatings I - Modern tribological coatings

Prof. Bogdan Wendler, LUT

13:15 - 14:00

Lunch

14:00 - 15:00

Lecture: Functional coatings II - Coatings for cutting tools

Prof. Bogdan Wendler, LUT

15:00 - 15:15

Break

15:15 - 17:00

Lecture: Superhard nanocomposite coatings

Prof. Bogdan Wendler, LUT

17:00 - 18:00

Practical training: Deposition of a superhard nanocomposite nc-TiN/SI3N4 coating by a new gas pulse MS method

Massimo Lorusso, Ivan Progalskiy, LUT


25th January 2012
Travel from Lodz to Braunschweig

Further information about part A:
Technical University of Lodz
Prof. Bogdan Wendler, Head Dept. Coatings' Engineering
Phone +48 426 312 265
E-mail: bogdan.wendler@p.lodz.pl
www.hardcoating.eu



Programme Part B
Venue: Fraunhofer Institute for Surface Engineering and Thin Films IST Bienroder Weg 54 E, 38108 Braunschweig, Germany

26th January 2012

09:00 - 10:00

Lecture: Amorphous carbon films (DCL)

Dr. Klaus Bewilogua, IST

10:00 - 11:00

Lecture: Cubic boron nitride (c-BN) coatings

Dr. Martin Keunecke, IST

11:00 - 11:15

Break

11:15 - 12:45

Lecture: Plasma diffusion treatment of steel, stainless steel, Ti, Al and other metals

Peter Kaestner, TUBS

12:45 - 13:30

Lunch

13:30 - 14:30

Lecture: Plasma diffusion treatment of hard coatings

Prof. Bogdan Wendler, LUT

14:30 - 15:30

Lecture: Analysis of surfaces and coatings I - Secondary ion mass spectroscopy (SIMS), Electron probe micro analysis (EPMA)

Dr. Kirsten Schiffmann, IST

15:30 - 15:45

Break

15:45 - 18:15

Practical demonstration: Analysis of surfaces and coatings II - Rockwell C test, Calotte grinding test, Confocal microscope

Reinhold Bethke, IST

Evening

Social event


27th January 2012

09:00 - 09:45

Lecture: Analysis of surfaces and coatings III - X-ray photon spectroscopy (XPS)

N.N., IST

09:45 - 10:30

Practical demonstration: Analysis of surfaces and coatings IV - Sandblasting test for diamond coatings

Antje Hagemann, IST

10:30 - 10:45

Break

10:45 - 11:45

Lecture: Design of experiments . Introduction

Dr. Markus Höfer, IST

11:45 - 12:45

Practical demonstration: Design of experiments - Practical implementation for the planning of deposition processes

Seda Erbas, IST

12:45 - 13:45

Lunch



Further information about part B:
Fraunhofer IST
Dr. Jan Gäbler, Project Manager Department Diamond Technology
Phone +49 531 2155 625
E-mail: jan.gaebler@ist.fraunhofer.de
www.ist.fraunhofer.de