Date: Tuesday, November 3, 2020 CANCELLED
Time: 1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. EST
In this webinar, fabrication of thin films on polymer substrates, the theories of electro-mechanical testing, various in-situ methods to characterize electro-mechanical behavior, and how material engineering can be used to design long-lasting flexible systems will be presented. Both monotonic and cyclic testing methods will be discussed and an outlook on the field will be provided. This webinar is aimed at being a practical guide to help one understand the basics of thin film deposition onto polymers, electro-mechanical testing methods, and the strengths and weaknesses of flexible thin film systems

Webinar Objectives/Topics

  • Thin film deposition techniques for polymer substrates
  • Theories behind fragmentation testing/tensile straining of thin films on compliant substrates
  • Constant volume approximation for electrical resistance measurements
  • Monotonic and cyclic tensile straining methods: in-situ and ex-situ
  • Cyclic bending methods: in-situ and ex-situ
  • Interface characterization
  • Known material influences: thickness, architecture, residual stress, substrates
  • Failure criteria and outlook on the field


Megan J. Cordill, Vice Director
Erich Schmid Institute for Materials Science
Austrian Academy of Sciences

Christian Mitterer, Head/Professor
Dept of Materials Science
Montanuniversität Leoben

Who Should Attend

This webinar is intended for This webinar is intended for researchers, students, technologists and others involved in research with flexible thin film systems who are looking to gain an understanding or broaden their knowledge on deposition methods and electro-mechanical characterization techniques. The course will be beneficial to a large audience, from young scientists to engineers, as various aspects from thin film fabrication, theories, instrumentation, and materials science-based design guidelines will be discussed in the context of creating long-lasting flexible electronic devices..

Webinar Cost


Platform: Zoom

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AVS 2020 Short Course programs (Chapter, National, Webinars, and e-Talks) will be posted on the AVS Short Schedule page as they become available. Please bookmark the webpage to view upcoming training opportunities.


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November 16, 2020
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. EST
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Vacuum System Leak Detection and Basic Troubleshooting
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10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. EST
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Plasma-Enhanced CVD: Fundamentals, Techniques and Applications
November 19, 2020
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. EST
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AVS Webinar: Surface Characterization of Biomaterials with X-rays & Ion Guns
December 9, 2020
1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. EST
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AVS Webinar: Recent Developments in Materials Processing and Integration for MRAM
January 26, 2021
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. EST
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AVS Webinar: Plasma-Assisted Atomic Layer Deposition: From Basics to Applications
February 10, 2021
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. EST
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