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Making use of the excellent facilities of the cultuurcentrum Hasselt for three full days, the SBDD XXIII programme will cover annually returning topics with special emphasis this year on the chemistry and physics of diamond growth and interfaces, and their use in a wide variety of electronic, biomedical and optical applications. Control over interfacial properties and defects, doping, and the increasingly important issue of high-quality large-area epitaxial diamond substrates, are requirements that are commonly shared with other topics, such as diamond quantum devices and high-power electronics. Traditionally, SBDD XXIII is looking forward to provide a forum where fundamental and application driven viewpoints can be discussed at the highest level.

The meeting will start on Wednesday morning, March 7, 2018, and will end Friday evening, March 9, 2018. In these three full days, several invited talks will be given, covering different topics.


  • Deposition and doping of diamond
  • Surface and interface physics and chemistry
  • Diamond electronic devices
  • Theory of devices, defects and colour centres
  • Diamond quantum devices
  • Nanodiamond particles, characterisation and applications
  • Biosensing, biomedical and electrochemical applications of diamond and nanodiamond
  • High energy radiation and particle detectors
  • Electron emission applications