An Online Meeting, January 20-22, 2021

Recent Developments in
High-Power Impulse Magnetron Sputtering

The 96th IUVSTA Workshop

About The Event

Scope of the meeting

This workshop, held on an online platform, will deal with recent development of high-power impulse magnetron sputtering (HiPIMS). It will provide a networking environment with oral presentations, poster presentations and exhibits. The virtual platform will allow you to interaction with the invited speakers and all other participants of the workshop.

Invited contributions

Eighteen high-profile researchers in the field of HiPIMS has been invited. They will give oral presentations. You will be able to interaction with the speakers, as with all participants of the workshop.


The platform will give space for about seven poster presentations each day. All non-invited scientific participants are offered the possibility to present a poster. A poster can consist of one or several images that can be presented in smaller groups of up to fifteen. Approved posters will be assigned a dedicated area on the conference floor.


The workshop will give companies active in the field the possibility to present and interact with potential customers for a small fee. Contact the organizers for more information ( or register below, and we will contact you.


We will use the most suitable virtual platform available at the time. (At present we consider using Prior to the meeting you will receive a password. There will be a new password each day. No technical equipment, other than a computer equipped with a web browser, a microphone and a camera, will be needed. Today the platform works best when using Firefox or Google Chrome.

These Are

Our Speakers

Click the name of the speaker and you are coming to a site selected by the speaker.

Jyh-Wei Lee


jón tomas guðmundsson

zdeněk hubička

Ralf Bandorf


Gregory Abadias

The Program

Preliminary, November 8, 2020

All times given are based on UTC and the program have been layed out ut to be suitable to participants from Western Europe throughout Estern Asia. The time difference between selected time-zones and UTC are given here:

  • UTC-8 US Pacific Time
  • UTC-5 US Easter Time
  • UTC+1 Central European Time
  • UTC+5.30 India Time
  • UTC+8 China, Philippine Time
  • UTC+9 Japan, Korea Time
  • UTC+ 11 Australian Eastern DST Time

Day 1

Wednesday, Jan 20, 2021

06:00 - 07:00 am UTC, Jan 20

Posters and exhibits

07:00 - 08:00 am UTC, Jan 20

Oral presentations

On the description of metal ion return in reactive high power impulse magnetron sputtering Tomas Kubart 

On the synthesis of titanium dioxide, from DCMS to Bipolar HiPIMSStéphanos Konstaninidis

Towards energy-efficient sputter-deposition: replacing the substrate heating requirements by irradiation with metal ionsGrzegorz Greczynski

08:00 - 09:00 am UTC, Jan 20

Posters and exhibits

08:00 - 09:00 am UTC, Jan 20

ORAL presentations

Insights into HiPIMS electron properties and plasma instabilities via Thomson scattering – Sedina Tsikata

On the relation between deposition rate and ionized flux fraction in high power impulse magnetron sputtering – Jón Tomas Guðmundsson

Impact of ionized species on the nucleation stage and stress development in sputtered thin films Gregory Abadias

09:00 - 10:00 am UTC, Jan 20

Posters and exhibits

Day 2

Thursday, Jan 21, 2021

06:00 - 07:00 am UTC, Jan 21

Posters and exhibits

07:00 - 08:00 am UTC, Jan 21

ORAL presentations

Time-resolved ion energy distributions and plasma potential in bipolar HiPIMS: effect of positive pulse length and delayTomáš Kozák

Plasma characteristics in the near-floating substrate region in bipolar HiPIMS: Effect of pulsing configuration and magnetic balance degree – Vasile Tiron

Ups and downs of HiPIMS for the deposition of nanocomposite hard thin films – Petr Vašina

08:00 - 09:00 am UTC, Jan 21

Posters and exhibits

08:00 - 09:00 am UTC, Jan 21

ORAL presentations

Energy distributions in HIPIMS and how to alter themDavid N Ruzic

Reactive HIPIMS for Industrial Processes – Ralf Bandorf

Bipolar HIPIMS deposition of insulating films: the effect of surface charging Michal Zanáška



09:00 - 10:00 am UTC, Jan 21

Posters and exhibits

Day 3

Friday, Jan 22, 2021

06:00 - 07:00 am UTC, Jan 22

Posters and exhibits

07:00 - 08:00 am UTC, Jan 22

ORAL presentations

Superimposed high power impulse magnetron sputtering of titanium nitride coatings-Effect of target poisoning ratios and superimposed mid-frequency powerJyh-Wei Lee

Characteristics and recent applications of the continuous high power magnetron sputteringZhongzhen Wu

An overview of the ground state particle behavior in HiPIMS discharge familyNikolay Britun

08:00 - 09:00 am UTC, Jan 22

Posters and exhibits

08:00 - 09:00 am UTC, Jan 22

ORAL presentations

Dynamic of HiPIMS discharges – energies, potentials and distribution functionsAchim von Keudell

Different types of ion probes applied for time resolved pulsed plasma diagnosticsZdeněk Hubička

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09:00 - 10:00 am UTC, Jan 22

Posters and exhibits

About The Event Organizer

This IUVSTA-supported workshop is organised by three well recognised scientist in the field of HiPIMS; Ulf Helmersson and Daniel Lundin at Linköping University Sweden and by 清水 徹英 (Tetsuhide SHIMIZU) at Tokyo Metropolitan University. Contact the organizers through:

Tetsuhide SHIMIZU

Daniel Lundin

Ulf Helmersson


HiPIMS Today Registration

The workshop is free of charge for scientists and engineers active in the field of sputtering. To prove that you are active we ask you fill in appropriate information in the registration form. If you are not active in the field of sputtering, but like to participate, please let us know the reason for your interest.

Commercial actors in the field of sputtering are invited as exhibitors, contact the organizers (, or register here and we will contact you.