Module III


III. Surface functionalisation @nanoscale

3.1 Surface cleaning technology
3.2 Surface modification from solution
3.3 Surface functionalization through topography
3.4 Laser modification of surfaces and Laser machining
3.5 PVD/CVD process engineering @ nanoscale
3.6 Sustainable and Biocompatible Surfaces Through advanced PE-CVD processes


Module Description

Functional surfaces are surfaces which endow a component with the capability to fulfil its function in a given system. Functional surfaces make things work and happen. In order to be funczional a surface must show a particular response under specific solicitations. This response may be optical, biological, mechanical, etc. Surface fonctionnalisation comprises control of the manufacturing method and thesurface finish, surface treatments and modifications of all kinds and the characterisation at the nanoscale. Characterisatisation and engineering of surfaces at the nanoscale has already a huge and increasing impact on the quality and manufacturing methods of traditional products. It also creationg a wealth of fascinating new products. The courses teaches the creation and characterisation of functional surfaces by wet chemical, plasmachemical, physical, mechanical and biological methods and gives examples of their application. It provides hands-on training in these modern techniques.



Learning to use, produce and characterize surfaces functionalized @ nanoscale. The successful student will be able to introduce functional surfaces on his products, introduce new innovative surface functionalisation techniques in manufacturing lines and develop solutions for functional surface specification.


Overall Content

· Surface cleaning
· Surface functionalisation@nanoscale
· Plama modification of surfaces
· Nanostructured surfaces from vapour deposition
· Laser modification of surfaces
· Surface functionalisation with topography
· Surface modification from solutions
· Bioactive surfaces
· Living cells as active surfaces