NANOHARD 2009 is the forth forum organized for knowledge dissemination in the field of nanostructured materials, thin films, hard and superhard coatings for advanced applications. Organization of NANOHARD scientific events started in 2005 at the support of the European Commission, Project INCO-CT-2005-016805 RTCNANOHARD. Two international workshops and one conference have been carried out since 2005.

 

ABSTRACTS ARE WELCOMED ON THE FOLLOWING TOPICS :

  • Nanomaterials and thin films for solid-state electronics and energy technologies
  • Nanocomposite films, hard and superhard coatings, tribological / corrosion-resistant coatings
  • Surfaces and interfaces
  • Nano-sensors & Nanodevices & Nanosystems
  • Technology of nanostructures and advanced thin film
  • Technologies and equipment for deposition of nanocomposite films
  • Thin film characterization
  • Structure and properties of nanomaterials / nanocomposites
  • Industrial applications of hard and superhard coatings

The deadline for abstract submission is March 25 2009.

The abstracts should be submitted by e-mail as an attached file to
nanohard@nanohardbg.eu

The filename and the mail subject must be: NANOHARD_Name.doc and NANOHARD_Name, respectively.

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  • One short abstract (200 words maximum) is required for inclusion in the conference program book.
  • A second "extended" abstract should be provided so that the organizers might most effectively consider the material that you plan to present.

The abstract should be prepared as a Microsoft Word, version Word 95, Word 97, Word 2000 or XP. The abstract should be written in English and should be single-spaced throughout. Abstract format is Times New Roman, 12-point font. The abstract can be a maximum of two (2) pages, including figures and tables, size A4 (i.e. 210 x 297 mm) with 2.5 cm margins on all four sides. All figures, including captions, should be on the last page. Figures should be saved as .bmp, .gif, .jpeg, .pict. or .tif, and inserted into the abstract. The abstract should be headed by the title, author(s), affiliation(s) and address(es). The abstract should also contain address, telephone number, fax number and e-mail address to the corresponding author. Underline the name of the corresponding author. Begin the text two lines below the last line of the author/affiliation section.

The topic and preferable presentation (oral or poster) should be noticed on the left bottom corner of the page.

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Papers submitted will be peer-reviewed and considered for publication as Conference proceedings. The Proceedings of NANOHARD 2009 will be published by Trans Tech Publications in the periodical "Solid State Phenomena". The journal is available in full text online at www.scientific.net.
THE AUTHORS WHO WANT TO PUBLISH THE PRESENTATIONS SHOULD PREPARE THE MANUSCRIPTS ACCORDING TO THE INSTRUCTIONS USING THE MANUSCRIPT TEMPLATE AND TO SEND THEM TOGETHER WITH THE COPYRIGHT TRANSFER AGREEMENT AND AUTHOR'S CHECKLIST TO THE CONFERENCE SECRETARIAT BY JUNE 05, 2009 .

Note:
» Manuscripts received after the deadline will be not accepted.
» Manuscripts not prepared according to the instructions and out of the template will be not considered for reviewing and publication.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE MANUSCRIPT


Please prepare camera-ready manuscripts following the TTP's instructions for authors.

A Manuscript Template (in Microsoft Word format as a .doc and .rtf file) with instructions is provided for your convenience. The only acceptable file formats are Microsoft Word or PDF (LaTex file type will not be accepted).

Please use only the fonts Times Roman (Times New Roman) and Helvetica (Arial) for the entire document including special characters (character map). Other fonts will cause the paper to reproduce incorrectly or may change a special character to a "square".

Set the page settings of your word processor to the A4 format with the margins: bottom 1.5 cm (0.59 in) and top 2.5 cm (0.98 in), right/left margins must be 2 cm (0.78 in), header 1.25 cm (0.49 in) and footer 0.5 cm (0.19 in). Do not change the margins and paper size. We shall be able to produce a pdf file from your paper only if the paper format and the margins are correct.

Remember to include details of all the co-authors including affiliations and postal addresses. E-mail addresses for authors are optional for the manuscript.

Manuscripts must adhere to the following length restrictions: contributed papers (both oral presentations and posters) maximum of 4 pages, invited papers maximum of 6 pages.

Please provide keywords. Do not use PACS numbers or general keywords such as "silicon carbide" or "gallium nitride". Keywords are used to prepare the index. You should choose keywords that will be likely to lead interested readers to your paper.

The manuscript template and copyright form are available in the following files or may also be downloaded from the Trans Tech Publications web site.

MANUSCRIPT TEMPLATE


AUTHOR'S CHECKLIST


COPYRIGHT TRANSFER AGREEMENT

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