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Papers are being considered in the following topic categories:

 

1.Design of Coatings

    Computer and analytical design techniques

    Computational manufacturing

    Design of coatings for polarization control

    Multilayers and structured surfaces

    Structured and waveguide coatings

   

2.Deposition Process Technologies

    Process control, monitoring, and automation

    Low and high energy deposition techniques

    Industrial sputtered metal and dielectric coatings

    Pulsed deposition methods

    Novel deposition methods

    Substrate cleaning, coating post-treatment techniques and contamination

 

3.Coatings and substrate materials

    Novel materials (nonlinear, electrochromic, electroluminescent, metamaterial, etc.)

    Organic coatings

    Metal coatings

    Transparent conductive coatings

    Composite material coatings

    Unusual coating and substrate materials, nanostuctures

 

4.Characterization and properties of coatings

    Fundamentals and simulation of thin film growth

    Simulation of microstructures and properties

    Optical and diffractive properties

    Scattering, absorption, and birefringence

    Mechanical and tribological properties

    Color and luminescence

    Stress, adhesion, and cohesion

    Thermal properties

    Environmental stability

    Laser induced damage

    Optical and non-optical thin film characterization techniques

    Postproduction characterization

 

5.Applications

    Coatings for solar utilization, environmental control

    Coatings for nanostructures and photonic crystals

    Coatings for displays and lighting applications

    Coatings for biological and medical applications

    Coatings for astronomical, space, aerospace, and defence applications

    Coatings for short wavelengths EUV, X ray

    Coatings for near and far IR spectral regions

    Coatings for polarization management

    Coatings for security and decorative applications

    Coatings for telecommunication components

    Coatings for ophthalmology

    Coatings for plastics and flexible substrates

    Coatings for extreme light and lasers

    Coatings for novel advanced applications

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