We are contributing at the AVS 67 Virtual Symposium from October 25 - 28, 2021:


  • Advances in Fatigue Testing of Protective Coatings: A Case Study on Cr-Based Ceramics, H. Riedl (On demand)
  • Alloying of Period VI Transition Metal Boride-Based Coatings for Ultra-High Temperature Oxidation Protection, T. Glechner (On demand)
  • Corrosion Induced Diffusion Pathways in Thin Film Materials Investigated by Atom Probe Tomography, O. Hudak (On demand)
  • Structure Related Investigations and Fracture Resistance of Ti-Mo-B Thin Films, C. Fuger (On demand)

We are contributing at the 47th ICMCTF from April 26 - 30, 2021:


  • Thermomechanical Properties and Oxidation Resistance of Ternary W1-xTaxB2-z Coatings, C. Fuger (On Demand)
  • Tuning Fracture Characteristics of Superhard Tm Carbide Coatings by Nitrogen Alloying, T. Glechner (On Demand)
  • Microstructural Influences on the Fracture Properties of CrN Coatings, R. Hahn (On Demand)
  • Fracture–Microstructure Relations of W-diboride Thin Films, R. Hahn (On Demand)
  • Corrosion Induced Diffusion Pathways in Thin Film Materials Investigated by Atom Probe Tomography, O. Hudak (On Demand)
  • Transition Metal Carbonitride based Thin Films: A Critical Review on Thermal and Elastic Properties of Group IV to VI TMC1-xNx, H. Riedl (On Demand)
  • Influence of the Bonding Nature on the Fatigue Resistance of Cr-based Thin Films, L. Zauner (On Demand)

We are contributing at the 17th Special PSE from September 7 - 10, 2020 in Trade Fair Erfurth, Germany:


  • Ternary transtion metal diborides - Next generation protective coatings materials?, H. Riedl (Keynote Lecture)
  • Controlling structure and morphology of WC based thin films, T. Glechner (Poster)
  • Influence of the deposition parameters on the structural evolution and thermo-mechanical properties of HiPIMS sputtered Transition metal carbides coatings, R. Hahn (Poster)
  • Reactive HiPIMS deposition of Ti-Al-N: Influence of the deposition parameters on the cubic to hexagonal phase transition, L. Zauner (Talk)

We are looking forward to join the 15th International Ceramics Congress in beautiful Tuskany, Italy. Due to COVID-19 (Corona) pandemia it is posponed to September. 




    • Is WB2-z a proper Base System for designing Ternary Diboride based Thin Films?, H. Riedl (Talk)

    • Corrosion induced diffusion pathways in thin filmmaterials investigated by atom probe tomography, O. Hudak (Talk)

    • Enhancing the oxidation resistance of period VI carbides and borides: A joint theoretical and experimental study, T. Glechner (Talk)

PLATHINIUM aims to be an important biennial meeting covering low-temperature plasma physics, plasma processing and plasma applications. Plasmas from low to atmospheric pressure and plasmas in magnetic fields are included. Consequently, the range of applications is equally wide and covers traditional fields such as thin films and coatings in microelectronics, automotive, aeronautics industries, and expands to emerging fields such as plasmas, thin films and nanostructures used in environmental, energy, biomedical and agricultural applications.


CDL-SEC contributions:


    • Reactive HiPIMS deposition of Ti-Al-N: Influencing the Cubic to Wurtzite phase transition, L. Zauner (Poster)


This conference brings together people working in the field of nano- and micromechanical testing in materials research. The mechanical behavior of materials is typically controlled by processes that span several length and time scales. There has been a rapid expansion of available testing strategies in recent years to examine elastic, plastic, fracture and fatigue properties at multiple length scales, with control of loading mode, temperature and atmosphere, including imaging in real-time. This conference aims to bring together the research community working in the field of experimental mechanics, with a focus on nano- and micro-mechanical testing and a special emphasis on bridging observations across multiple length scales.


CDL-SEC contributions:


    • Influence of alloying elements on the mechanical properties, especially fracture toughness, of the WB2-z base system, R. Hahn (Poster)

The 2019 Spring Meeting of the European Materials Research Society (E-MRS) was held from May 27 to 31, 2019, in Nice, France (Congress & Exhibition Centre Acropolis). It was the 37th of the series started in 1983. This event was organized in conjuction with the International Conference on Advanced Materials (ICAM) of the International Union of Materials Research Societies (IUMRS). The scientific programme highlighted the latest advances in materials research at an international level, with a strong emphasis on interdisciplinary research in both fundamental and applied areas.


CDL-SEC contributes :

    • Oxygen diffusion pathways in nano-laminated Ti‑Al‑N/Mo-Si-B multilayer coatings, E. Aschauer (Poster)

    • Influence of Ti on the phase stability of magnetron sputtered Mo-Si-B thin films, E. Aschauer (Talk)

    • Influence of Tantalum on the phase stability and mechanical properties of WB2 thin films, C. Fuger (Talk)

For further details, check out our RG-Account!

The ICMCTF is internationally recognized as a vibrant technical conference that integrates fundamental and applied research focused on thin film deposition, characterization, and advanced surface modification techniques.  ICMCTF is the premier international meeting in the field promoting global exchange of information among scientists, technologists, and manufacturers.  The conference draws more than 800 attendees each year with multiple oral technical sessions and a well attended poster session which is a major component of the technical program.


CDL-SEC contributions:

    • Tuning the cubic to wurtzite phase transition in Ti-Al-N by reactive HiPIMS deposition, H. Riedl (Poster)

    • Fracture toughness enhancement in superlattice hard coatings, R. Hahn (Talk)

    • Is WB2-z a proper Base System for designing Ternary Diboride based Thin Films? , H. Riedl (Talk)

For further details, check out our RG-Account!