About this conference

First Announcement – SAVE THE DATE

Dear Colleagues,

last year has brought new challenges. Normal and scientific life changed a lot. Among others, conferences, such as the RSD 2020, could not take place. Currently, things seem to brighten up, and having a conference on-site at the end of this year seems to be possible. Therefore, we want to cordially invite you to participate in the RSD 2021 in Leipzig, Germany. It is organized by the Leibniz Institute of Surface Engineering (IOM), which is devoted to research tailoring surface properties, including thin film coatings, using plasmas, ions, electrons, and photons.

RSD 2021 is a sequel to a series of successful conferences dedicated to reactive sputter deposition, which were organized starting from 2000 in different countries by different organizations. The main focus is the use of various magnetron sputtering techniques, but RSD 2021 is also open to other sputter deposition processes, such as, for instance, ion beam sputter deposition. Both fundamental aspects and various fields of application are addressed. The conference is steadily growing and brings together young and senior scientists from universities, research institutes, and industry. It is designed to be a place of lively discussions of current and future scientific and technical results or challenges. Therefore, we will do our best to make the RSD 2021 a successful event benefiting all participants and exhibitors.

As in the past, a short course on reactive sputter deposition will be offered by Prof. Diederik Depla, the 'father' of RSD, the day before the conference starts. Please note, participants have to register separately for the short course, and only a limited number can be admitted.

Please reserve the following dates in your calendar:

  • Conference date:  December 7 and 8, 2021
  • Short course on "Fundamental aspects of reactive sputter deposition":  December 6, 2021

Details regarding registration and abstract submission will be announced by the end of June 2021.

Stay healthy and we hope to see you in December in Leipzig!