AIV would like to thank all speakers and colleagues for participating in AIV XXIII Conference, Firenze, April 5-7, 2017. AIV Thanks all industrial partners for their financial support. AIV must also express gratitude to the many people who have dedicated time and energy to making this conference possible. We hope to see you next conference in 2019.

Kind regards,
AIV Executive Board



The AIV XXIII Conference focuses on several strategic and fundamental goals of Horizon 2020 program. The Conference will be a forum for researchers to present the most recent developments, provide prospects for development, promote competitiveness and innovation in the global economic growth and stimulate collaborative efforts between researchers and industrial world.






Conference Registration:    March 31 th, 2017
Exhibition Registration:     February 28 th, 2017
Abstract Submission:           February 28 th, 2017

Call for papers: Original research papers will be considered for publication in Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology B.

Paper submission deadline:   July 17th, 2017
Exhibitor Package Fee:             February 28 th, 2017

AIV  has pre-booked rooms at a preferential price in some Hotels:
Convitto della Calza
Hotel Classic
Hotel Villa Carlotta

If you wish to book a room, please:

Location:  Conference CenterConvitto della Calza”


The conference program will feature oral and poster presentations that provide scientific information and ideas relevant to the topic sessions.

1-Micro and Nano Scale Engineered Coatings and Films (Chairs: P. Ossi, E. Vassallo)
The session will address the modification of surfaces, both by surface treatments and by depositing suitable surface layers of different thickness,
depending on the required application.
Hot topics will be:

  • Synthesis of multifunctional surfaces
  • Interface design
  • Engineered multilayers and nanostructured coatings
  • Modeling approaches using density functional theory, molecular dynamics simulations, and finite element methods
  • Surfaces for applications in harsh environments (extreme temperatures, aggressive ambients)
  • Plasma processing of materials

2-Biointerfaces and Surface Science (Chairs: M. Rocca, S. Iannotta)
This session is dedicated to surface properties studied with surface science methods and to bio-interfaces. These topics are of major impact in catalysis,
nanosized electronics, energy harvesting, biotechnology, and bio-medical research.
The contributions should tackle either fundamental properties of surfaces and biointerfaces or how to improve the surfaces of devices to make them
compatible with applications.

3-Nuclear Fusion Technology (Chairs: S. Dalbello, G. Mazzitelli)
ITER is the large-scale international scientific experiment that aims to demonstrate the scientific and industrial feasibility of fusion energy. The session
focuses on the latest developments on running and planned fusion experiments.

4-Materials and Technologies for Additive Manufacturing (Chairs: L. Scaltrito, A. Lamberti)
The session aims to cover the most recent advances in composite and functional materials, innovations for improved resolution, integration of different
processing techniques and creative design for the next generation of additive manufacturing technology. Main topics will be:

  • Exploiting additive manufacturing
  • Materials and processes in additive manufacturing
  • Design for additive manufacturing
  • Next generation of additive manufacturing technology

5-Vacuum Technology (Chairs: E. Maccalini, P. Michelato)
Facilities spanning from accelerator, interferometer and fusion reactor are nowadays pushing the vacuum technology towards new frontiers. Most of the time
to achieve the required characteristics for each facility, very well controlled process conditions of the materials is required. In order to achieve this goal,
special surface treatments and coatings are required like in the Superconducting Cavities, New Generation of Synchrotron radiation source, Large

6-Ultracold quantum gases and precision spectroscopy (Chair: Catani)
The research sector in science of Quantum Gases and High-Precision Spectroscopy has shown impressive results in the last decades, ranging from the
detection of part-per-quadrillion gas concentrations to the possibility of manipulating single atoms for investigating the deepest features at the heart of the
quantum world. These achievements are intimately related to the exceptionally-high degree of optoelectronic and ultra-high-vacuum tecnologies embedded
in such experimental systems.

7-Industrial session (Chair: L. Scaltrito, E. Maccalini, S. De Angelis-Air Liquide)
The objective of this session is to provide a unique forum for the industry leaders to present their latest developments and the perspective on future technical
challenges and discuss potential solutions.


Chairman  E. Vassallo (CNR – Istituto di Fisica del Plasma)
Co-Chairman  L. Scaltrito (Politecnico di Torino)

  • O. Adriani (INFN Firenze e Università di Firenze)
  • V.Casalegno (Politecnico di Torino)
  • J. Catani (CNR – Istituto Nazionale di Ottica)
  • M. Cocuzza (CNR – Istituto Materiali per Elettronica e Magnetismo, Parma)
  • S. Dal Bello (Consorzio RFX, Padova)
  • F. Di Fonzo (Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Center for Nanoscience and Technology @Polimi)
  • F. Fracassi (Università di Bari, Dipartimento di Chimica)
  • S. Iannotta (CNR – Istituto Materiali per Elettronica e Magnetismo, Parma e Trento)
  • A. Lamberti (Politecnico di Torino)
  • G. Mazzitelli (ENEA Frascati)
  • P. Michelato (INFN-LASA Segrate, Milano)
  • E. Miorin (CNR – Istituto di Chimica della Materia Condensata e di Tecnologie per l’Energia, Padova)
  • G. Modugno (Università di Firenze – LENS)
  • P. Ossi (Politecnico di Milano)
  • M. Rocca (Università di Genova, Dipartimento di Fisica)
  • A. Terrasi (Università di Catania, Dipartimento di Fisica e Astronomia)


  • E.Maccallini (SAES Getters)
  • J. Catani (CNR – Istituto Nazionale di Ottica)
  • G.Bonizzoni (AIV)
  • A.Riggio (CNR-AIV)


  • Plenary sessions

Raffaella Fontana (CNR – INO)
La luce per l’arte

Guido Saracco (Center for Sustainable Futures, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Torino)
Groundbreaking technologies for CO2 capture and utilisation

  • Session: Biointerfaces and Surface Science

Alberto Verdini (Laboratorio TASC-CNR-IOM trieste)
Metalation of porphyrins and the role of the surface oxidation in metal

Victor Erokhin (IMEM-CNR)
Organic memristive device – The first step towards synapse prothesis

  • Session: Materials and Technologies for Additive Manufacturing

Ulf Hinze (LZH Hannover, Germany)
3D micro- and nanolithography with ultrashort laser pulses
Paolo Fino (Politecnico di Torino)
Additive manufacturing of metallic parts: The Strategic approach of Politecnico di Torino

  • Session: Vacuum Technology

Paolo Chiggiato (CERN Geneva, Switzerland)
Study of the cryogenic beam-vacuum system of the Future Circular Collider
Luigi Ciovati (Jefferson Laboratory, Newport News, VA, USA)
Surface treatments of Nb superconducting radiofrequency cavities

  • Session: Ultracold quantum gases and precision spectroscopy

Paolo De Natale (INO-CNR)
Quantum Technologies and Precision Measurements with Atoms and Molecules

  • Session: Micro and Nano Scale Engineered Coatings and Films

Annapaola Caricato (Università del Salento)
Laser-induced nanostructures for gas sensors
Antonella Milella (Università di Bari)
Plasma processing of active materials for micro fuel cell technology

  • Session: Nuclear Fusion Technology

Chiara Bustreo/Giuseppe Zollino (Consorzio RFX – Università di Padova)
Scenarios for power generation in Italy
Mario Merola (ITER Organization, France)
Overview and Status of the ITER Project



Member/Invited:     330 €

The registration includes:

  • Access to all scientific sessions
  • Access to poster and industry exhibitions
  • Coffee breaks
  • Congress bag
  • Certificate of attendance
  • Free copy of congress abstract
  • The book “Introduzione alla Tecnologia del Vuoto” Ed. Ferrario
  • Invitation to the opening ceremony and welcome reception
  • Invitation to the Gala Dinner

Non Member:     380 €

The registration includes:

  • Access to all scientific sessions
  • Access to poster and industry exhibitions
  • Coffee breaks
  • Congress bag
  • Certificate of attendance
  • Free copy of congress abstract
  • Invitation to the opening ceremony and welcome reception
  • Invitation to the Gala Dinner
  • The book “Introduzione alla Tecnologia del Vuoto” Ed. Ferrario
  • Subscription to AIV for 2 years

Young participants (born in 1987 and successive years):     150 €

The registration includes:

  • Access to all scientific sessions
  • Access to poster and industry exhibitions
  • Coffee breaks
  • Certificate of attendance
  • Invitation to the opening ceremony and welcome reception
  • Subscription to AIV for 2 years

Exhibitor Package:  Stand 1500 € (Deadline February 28 th, 2017)

To register click on:


  • Exhibition
  • Member-Invited-Non Member Young partecipant-Keynote




The AIV XXIII will give an opportunity to network and showcase your company to educators, students, industry executives and senior
technical professionals.

Exhibitor Package

  • One booth, includes 2 chairs, a table
  • Free WiFi Internet connection
  • Name listing on exhibitor pages on conference webpages
  • Company logo on all conference programs
  • One complimentary full Conference access with ticket to Conference dinner
  • Complete list of symposium participants
  • One regular electric outlet
  • Coffee breaks during the Conference
  • Visitors and guests room booking (in agreement with AIV Secretary)





Download schematic time schedule file (03-2016)



AIV is offering a student award for the best oral or poster presentation. The award consists of a certificate and a cash prize of 400 €.

A maximum of three finalists will be selected. The selection of finalists and the award winner will be made by the scientific committees
based on scientific merit and originality of their work.



On the registration form, participants can select to take the free course in Basic Vacuum.
The course will be held on 4th April 2017, from 14:00 to 18:30, at the Convitto della Calza.
The course will be held in ITALIAN language.



A. Riggio (AIV-CNR) , mobile. 348-5465168