2022.9.11.SUN-16.FRI Sapporo Convention Center, Sapporo, Japan

IVC-22: Topics

The scope of IVC-22 covers very wide field of science.
Related topics are listed on this page.

Focus Topics

Focus Topics cover today's most timely and interplenary topics.

Engineering Biology and Medicine

Related divisions: Biointerfaces (BI) and Plasma Science and Technologies (PST)

This is a topical session for a cross disciplinary field of engineering, biology, and medicine, including bio-inspired design, biomaterials, bioengineered cell systems, biological sensing and analysis, sterilization and disinfection, and surface and plasma technologies for biological and medical applications.

Data-driven materials science and process informatics

Related divisions: JVSS-Annual meeting (JVSS-AM), Nanometer Structures (NS), Applied Surface Science (ASS), Electronic Materials and Processing (EMP) and Plasma Science and Technologies (PST)

This topic focuses on the rapidly evolving data-driven research, jointed with four divisions, Nano Science(NS), Applied Surface Science(ASS), Electronic Materials and Processing (EMP), Plasma Science and Technologies (PST), and JVSS Annual Meeting(JVSS-AM). Papers regarding the wide range of materials and process informatics including experiments, computation, processing, and analysis are welcome. Infrastructures for the data-driven research (equipment, database, and software) are also in the range of interest.

Advanced light spectroscopy

Related divisions: Surface Science (SS) and Nanometer Structures (NS)

Recent developments of synchrotron-light and laser spectroscopy have been utilized for various research fields of material science and technology. In this focused session, following five topics using advanced light are highlighted; polarization modulation spectroscopy, operando spectroscopy, spectroscopic imaging, high-resolution inner-shell spectroscopy and time-resolved spectroscopy.


Related divisions: Nanometer Structures (NS) and ICSPM

Nano-optics and photonics are important key enabling technologies in the 21st century. Here, included topics are super-resolution imaging and spectroscopy, nanoprobes with optical technologies, ultrafast and/or nonlinear nanoimaging/spectroscopy, nano-optical lithography and diagnostics, nano-plasmonic, bio-sensing, nanoscale threshold-less lasing, and so on.

Low-dimensional Quantum Materials

Related divisions: Nanometer Structures (NS), Applied Surface Science (ASS) and Surface Science (SS)

Sessions of Low-dimensional Quantum Materials include a wide range of topics such as two-dimensional materials represented by graphene, topological materials, one-dimensional wires structures and other quantum structures, and also their device applications and advanced measurements of the quantum properties.

Non-Evaporable Getter Coating

Related divisions: Vacuum Science and Technology (VST) and Surface Science (SS)

Non-Evaporable Getter (NEG) coating is a vacuum technology that utilizes inner walls of a vacuum device as a getter pump. It also reduces gas desorption and electron emission under irradiation of photons or electrons and thus has been widely applied to particle accelerators since its invention by CERN in late 1990s. Larger use of a well-established NEG technology for particle accelerators is expected to impact broad fields, such as synchrotron radiation instruments, electron microscopes, semiconductor processing equipments, MEMS devices and atomic clocks. Fundamental studies to understand and improve the NEG film properties have also been conducted worldwide from the aspects of the vacuum technology and surface science.

Science and Technologies for SDGs

Related divisions: Plasma Science and Technologies (PST), Applied Surface Science (ASS), and JVSS-Annual meeting (JVSS-AM)

Emerging technologies for, e.g., carbon sequestration, hydrogen storage, energy harvesting materials/devices, and nitrogen cycling in agriculture, to name a few, are expected to contribute significantly to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In this session, we shall discuss all science and technologies aiming at achieving the SDGs that are of interest to the IUVSTA community. The latest development of well-established fields such as photovoltaics, fuel cells, batteries, biomass is also discussed in this session.


IUVSTA highlight seminar in the honor of Joe Greene

Everyone associated to IUVSTA recognizes the enormous contributions of Joe Greene to science and technology in the areas of thin films, surface science and engineering, his leadership of the Union especially in respect to attracting new Member Societies, and his mentorship of colleagues and students. The seminar is comprised of invited talks reflecting on Joe’s impact and resulting contributions from only a few of the many lives and research careers Joe has affected, and contributed talks in areas strongly influenced by Joe’s research. Joe Greene is the D.B. Willett Professor of Materials Science at the University of Illinois, the Tage Erlander Professor of Materials Physics at Linköping University, Sweden, and a Chaired Professor at the National Taiwan University of Science and Technology in Taipei.


Vacuum Vision 2030

While Digital Transformation (DX) and Green Transformation (GX) become more important, the evolution of semiconductors play an important role in the evaluation. To support the evolution of semiconductors, vacuum components have continuously met the demand for the technical requirements. In this session, technologists with deep knowledge of the semiconductor industry will explain the vital relationship between semiconductors and vacuum components, future challenges for vacuum components and the roadmap for 2030. We hope that everyone finds information to lead business and academic developments through lively discussions.


Division Topics

Division Topics are classified into 13 divisions, each of which will be organized by the corresponding program subcommittee.

Applied Surface Science (ASS)

(Focus Topic) Data-Driven Materials Science and Process Informatics
(Focus Topic) Low-Dimensional Quantum Materials
(Focus Topic) Science and Technologies for SDGs

  • Material Analysis for Sustainable Society
  • Nano- and Low-Dimensional Materials
  • Materials Informatics and Machine Learning in Data Processing
  • Surface/Depth/Interface Analysis and Standardization
  • Analysis of Biological, Organic, Inorganic, and Composite Materials
  • Surface Reactions, Treatments, and Modifications
  • Developments in Analytical Instrumentation
Biointerfaces (BI)

(Focus Topic) Engineering Biology and Medicine

  • Microscopic & Spectroscopic Analysis of Biointerface
  • Micro-Nano or 2-D Materials for Bioapplications
  • Single Molecule Detection and Nanosensing Devices
  • Microfluidics and Bio-MEMS
  • Wearable & Implantable Sensors, Human Machine Interface
  • Advanced Medical Bioimaging
  • Bio-Nanorobotics
  • Biomimetics, Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering
  • Cell Stimulations and Cell Diagnostic
  • Diagnostic Biomarkers and Drug Delivery
Electronic Materials and Processing (EMP)

(Focus Topic) Data-Driven Materials Science and Process Informatics

  • Wide Band Gap Materials & Processing
  • Magnetic and Spintronic Materials & Processing
  • Organic and Hybrid Materials & Processing
  • Two-Dimensional Materials & Processing
  • Materials & Processing for Functional Oxides and Hydrides
  • Materials & Processing for Energy Applications
  • Materials Informatics & Process Informatics for Electronic Materials
  • Advanced Characterizations for Electronic Materials & Processing
Nanometer Structures (NS)

(Focus Topic) Data-Driven Materials Science and Process Informatics
(Focus Topic) Advanced Light Spectroscopy
(Focus Topic) Nano-Optics
(Focus Topic) Low-Dimensional Quantum Materials

  • 2D and Atomic-Layer Materials
  • Topological Materials
  • Nano Clusters and Particles
  • Atom/Molecule Manipulation
  • NEMS, Patterning, Tribology
  • Self Assembly and Organization
  • Nanoscale Microscopy and Spectroscopy
  • Operando and Dynamics Measurement
  • Nanoscale Surface Reaction and Adsorption
  • Nanotransport/Superconductivity
  • Nanomagnetism and Spin Dynamics
  • Majorana Particles
  • Nanoscale Biological Phenomena and Materials
Plasma Science and Technologies (PST)

(Focus Topic) Engineering Biology and Medicine
(Focus Topic) Data-Driven Materials Science and Process Informatics
(Focus Topic) Science and Technologies for SDGs

  • Atomic and Molecular Processes in Plasmas
  • Fundamental Physics and Chemistry of Plasmas
  • Plasma-Surface Interactions
  • Diagnostics, Modeling, and Numerical Simulations of Plasmas and Surfaces
  • Atmospheric/High-Pressure Plasmas and Thermal Plasmas
  • Plasma in (Contact With) Liquids / Plasma-Liquid Interaction
  • Plasma Processing of Materials, Including Advanced Semiconductor Processing
  • Plasma Polymerization and Synthesis
  • Plasma Application for Biology, Medicine, and Agriculture
  • Plasma Application for Environmental Issues
  • Other Plasma Science and Technologies
Surface Engineering (SE)
  • Fundamentals of Coatings and Thin Films
  • Fundamentals of Surface Modifications
  • Advances in Surface Engineering and Deposition Techniques
  • Fundamentals and Technology of Multifunctional Thin Films
  • Theory and Modeling of Thin Film and Microstructure
  • Advanced Protective and Tribological Coatings- Coatings of Oxides, Nitrides and Carbides-
Surface Science (SS)

(Focus Topic) Advanced Light Spectroscopy
(Focus Topic) Low-Dimensional Quantum Materials
(Focus Topic) Non-Evaporable Getter Coating

  • Surface Atomic Structures
  • Nanostructures at Surfaces
  • Electronic Structures of Surfaces
  • Atom and Electron Dynamics
  • Atomic Layer and Nanostructure Growth
  • Adsorption and Reaction on Surfaces
  • Surface Chemistry and Catalysis
  • Electrochemistry on Surfaces
  • Emerging Operando Approaches
  • Metal and Alloys Surfaces
  • Semiconductor Surfaces
  • Oxide Surfaces
  • Organic Layers
  • Liquids Surfaces
  • Imaging Techniques
Thin Film (TF)
  • Thin Film Deposition and Processing
  • Process Monitoring
  • Epitaxy and Nucleation
  • Electrical and Mechanical Properties
  • Novel 2D Materials
  • Surfaces and Interfaces of 2D and Topological Materials
  • Interfaces Between Solids and Ionic Liquids
  • Surfaces and Interfaces for Energy Harvesting
  • Interfaces for Medical and Biological Applications
Vacuum Science and Technology (VST)

(Focus Topic) Non-Evaporable Getter Coating

  • Rarefied Gas Dynamics, Simulations
  • Outgassing, Adsorption, Desorption
  • Gas Permeation, Diffusion, Membrane, Barrier Film
  • Surface Treatments, Functional Coatings, Tribology
  • Vacuum Sealing, Material Bonding
  • Clean Vacuum, Particle Reduction
  • Vacuum Pumps
  • Vacuum Measurements, Diagnostics
  • Extreme High Vacuum
  • Large Vacuum Systems
  • Vacuum Devices, Applications
  • New Technology, History, Education
  • Standardization
Scanning Probe Microscopy (ICN+T/ICSPM)

(Focus Topic) Nano-Optics

  • Instrumentation, New Technics, and Modeling in SPM
  • Nanoscale Measurements of Semiconductors, Metals, and Novel Materials
  • Nanosystems, Nanomechanics, and Nano-Optics
  • Atomic, Molecular, and Nanoscale Properties and Electronics Applications
  • Nanobiology, Nanomedicine, and Nanofluidics
  • Natural & Synthetic Soft Materials
  • 1D & 2D Materials and Non-Trivial Topological Phases
  • Quantum Computing, Spintronics, and Nanomagnetism
  • Electrochemical & Chemical Reactions Including Assembly
ISSP / Surface Engineering (ISSP/SE)
  • General Theme: "Sputtering and Plasma Technologies for Our Health and Safety"
  • Fundamentals of Sputtering Processes
  • Properties of Thin Films Deposited by Sputtering
  • Fundamentals of Pulsed Sputtering and HiPIMS Processes
  • Applications of Pulsed Sputtering and HiPIMS Processes
  • Growth of Compound Semiconductor by Sputtering
  • Fundamentals and Applications of Atmospheric Pressure Plasma Processes
  • Coatings for Biomedical and Healthcare Applications
  • Surface Engineering Toward SDGs
JVSS Annual Meeting (JVSS-AM)

(Focus Topic) Data-Driven Materials Science and Process Informatics
(Focus Topic) Science and Technologies for SDGs

  • Surface Science 1 : Material Properties / Physical Characteristics
  • Surface Science 2 : Reactions
  • Surface Science 3 : Structures
  • Surface Analysis, Applied Surface Science, Measurement Techniques
  • Surface Engineering
  • Vacuum Science and Technology
  • Thin Film
  • Low Dimension, Nano Structures, Nano Materials
  • Semiconductor-, Magnetic-, Electronic-, Optical-Device Material, Electronic Materials and Processing
  • Plasma Science and Technique
  • Soft Matter, Biointerfaces
  • Environmental and Energy Materials