Atomic layer deposition (ALD)

ALD is a unique technique for growing ultra-thin films that is enabling new developments in high-tech manufacturing sectors such as electronics, energy and coatings.  The scientific collaborations in HERALD cover new processes (precursor chemicals and equipment), fundamental understanding (metrology and modeling), innovative materials (nanoscale interfaces, 2D materials) and applications (semiconductor devices, photovoltaics, energy storage, sensors, protective coatings for organic elements and fibres). 

The twitter handle for ALD is #ALDep and for atomic layer etch is #ALEtch



There is a reddit forum for discussions on ALD at /r/AtomicLayerDeposition/

Early Career Investigator network events:

Kick-off event HERALD ECI network at EuroCVD-BalticALD

HERALD ECI event on “Career Development” in Ghent, Belgium

2nd HERALD.ECI Workshop with hands-on training for “bonding HERALD.ECIs from ideas to proposals”

3rd ECI workshop: Science communication and mapping a future road for ECIs

Co-organised conferences:

(Workshops are listed under the respective Working Group)

Baltic ALD conference and Annual HERALD day

ALD2016 Ireland including HERALD Session and Industry Panel Discussion

20th Biannual European Conference on Chemical Vapour Deposition (EUROCVD20)

Joint EuroCVD-21 - BalticALD-15 2017


Second Belux workshop

HERALD training schools:

Atomic Layer Deposition: method and applications

HERALD Training School on Atomic Layer Deposition

International Training School on Atomic Layer Deposition: “Method and Applications”, ALD-UKRAINE 2017

Belux 3: Chemistry of Atomic Layer Deposition

Training School on Chemical Basis of ALD at ALD Russia 2017

Partner organisations, clusters and networks:

American Vacuum Society, Thin Film Division; annual International Conference at http://ald<year>

Réseau des Acteurs Français d'ALD (RAFALD)

ALD Lab Saxony

China-ALD Conference series

To find out more about ALD:

BALD Engineering blog on ALD

Article in French "Principes et applications de la technique ALD (Atomic layer deposition)"

HERALD white paper on the future of atomic level processing

Virtual project on the history of ALD & Historical overview paper

Upcoming and past ALD-related conferences worldwide

Award of Millennium Technology Prize 2018 to inventor of ALD, Dr Tuomo Suntola

Animations of ALD on youtube