This conference follows from the success of the first six International Conferences on Electrophoretic Deposition: Fundamentals and Applications, organized under sponsorship of the UEF in August 2002 (Canada) and ECI in June 2005 (Italy), October 2008 (Japan), October 2011 (Mexico), October 2014 (Austria) and October 2017 (Korea). The goal is to bring together experts working in the area of electrophoretic deposition (EPD) with focus mainly on its application as a processing technique for the fabrication of both traditional and new materials and composites.
Electrophoretic deposition exploits an electric surface charge on particles in suspension, which migrate in the presence of an appropriate electric field enabling the consolidation of particles into films onto any shaped substrate or forming bulk ceramic components. For its successful application, a basic understanding of the colloidal stability, the deposition kinetics, and the constrained drying and sintering issues of the deposit is necessary.
The conference will cover fundamentals and applications of electrophoretically deposited thick and thin films in several areas such as protective coatings, biomedicine, manufacturing of electro/photoactive, electro-mechanic, sensors and optical devices.
Topics will include the fabrication of tailored coatings, films and multilayer structures with new functionalities in:
- Transportation and Communication
- Energy Conversion and Storage,
- Healthcare and Clean Technologies