Hasselt Diamond Workshop 2020 - SBDD XXV
cultuurcentrum Hasselt, Hasselt, Belgium
March 11-13, 2020
Welcome to the 25th Hasselt Diamond Workshop!
The 25th meeting of the international Hasselt Diamond Workshop continues the tradition of being the annual “early bird” venue for researchers to exchange the latest news on the progress in science and applications of CVD diamond. The meeting began in 1996 as a workshop for discussions about ‘Surface and Bulk Defects in Diamond’ (hence the acronym SBDD), and has since become known as one of the premier international conferences on diamond science and technology.
Through the yearly rotation of the Chair, each edition gets a clear signature programme based on the Chair's field of expertise. This year, the SBDD XXV programme will cover annually returning topics with special emphasis 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.
We sincerely hope to see you soon in Hasselt for SBDD XXV, enjoying CVD diamond science and Hasselt’s hospitality!
Anke Krueger, Chair SBDD XXV, and the Hasselt Diamond Workshop Organisation and Programme Board.