Annual 3-day PLD course

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A good understanding of the scientific and technological background of Pulsed Laser Deposition (PLD) controlled by high pressure RHEED and sufficient experimental skills are essential to make optimal use of the functionalities of our PLD equipment.
In order to share knowledge and practical experience on PLD, we yearly organise a 3-day PLD-course, especially effective for starting PhD students who have basic experience with PLD. Main goal of the course is to give profound introductions to the various technical and scientific aspects of RHEED controlled PLD. The course includes lectures from TSST, Coherent (as supplier of excimer lasers), STAIB (as supplier of RHEED systems), and the Inorganic Materials Science (IMS) group from the University of Twente. To put theory into practice, hands-on training is given on state-of-the-art PLD/RHEED systems at the MESA+ institute for nanotechnology. Furthermore there will be possibilities for open discussion on topics submitted by the participants.
The next PLD course is planned for June 2021.

Short outline:

  • Theoretical background of PLD and RHEED controlled thin film growth with PLD
  • Several experiments on state-of-the-art PLD systems
  • Open discussion and sharing knowledge

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