The workshop will be held on Thursday April 16 at the Witte Vosch in Utrecht.

Every material, also if applied for its bulk properties, has a surface or at least an interface to another material, where numerous dynamic processes can take place, down to the smallest length scales. These processes can form a threat for the material (like corrosion), but can also be beneficial or even essential for its functionality (like heat exchange). Coatings, introducing new surfaces and interfaces, can form an effective means to improve the functionality and/or life time of materials. Understanding surfaces and interfaces forms an intricate and essential part of materials science in its quest to optimise understanding and application of materials.

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