Possible fields of application for materials produced at a defined micro- and nanoscale are key technologies of the 21st century such as transport systems, information technology, energy as well as environmental systems and micro or nano electromechanical systems. The correlation between the applied processing technique and the resulting microstructure of the derived ceramics and their properties will remain one of the key issues for experimental and theoretical studies in the near and far future.
The ultimate objective of our advanced ceramics research and development is to systematically study “bottom-up” approaches with regard to the synthesis and exploration of novel ceramics in order to establish the technological fundamentals for the development of these new materials and their potential use. The “bottom-up” approach of producing ceramics includes conventional powder synthesis, forming and sintering as well as alternative routes ranging from gas phase synthesis of ceramics (CVD and PVD methods) via wet chemical methods like sol-gel and poymer pyrolysis to biomineralization.
The workshop promotes engagement and sharing of resources and research infrastructure within and across PIRE institutions. State of the art research is disseminated at the workshops by welcoming non-PIRE scientists and students amongst our midst.
With this workshop, we intend to bring together the leading research groups actively working in the field of advanced nitride materials. It is our aim to promote and broaden the scientific community and to provide a forum for discussing the state of the art with respect to practical implementations as well as the underlying concepts and the relevance of nitride-based materials.