Apr 05 - 07


Tuscany, Italy


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.

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.


Scientific Committee


Chairman E. Vassallo (CNR – Istituto di Fisica del Plasma)


Co-Chairman L. Scaltrito (Politecnico di Torino)
O. Adriani
(INFN Firenze e Università di Firenze)
(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)

Conference highlights


Conference Centre “Convitto della Calza”
Piazza Della Calza, 6 - Firenze (FI)