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Making use of the excellent facilities of the cultuurcentrum Hasselt for three full days, this year, the SBDD XXV programme will cover annually returning topics with special emphasis on on the tailoring of diamond surfaces for a broad range of applications. This comprises the preparation of nanoscale structures and growth of high quality diamond material, including novel challenges such as high-quality large-area epitaxial diamond substrates. Furthermore, control over interfacial properties and defects, as well as doping, and the chemistry and physics of diamond surfaces and interfaces, are requirements that are commonly shared with other topics, such as high-power electronics, quantum technologies, biomedical and energy applications, magnetic resonance, sensing, and many more. Traditionally, SBDD XXV 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 11, 2020, and will end Friday evening, March 13, 2020. In these three full days, several invited talks will be given, covering different topics.


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