EPD 2014: 5th International Conference on Electrophoretic Deposition
This conference brings together experts working in the area of electrophoretic deposition (EPD) with focus mainly on applications as a processing technique for the fabrication of both traditional and new materials. Previous conferences of the series were held in Canada (2002), Italy (2005), Japan (2008) and Mexico (2011). EPD exploits an electric surface charge on particles in suspension, which migrate in the presence of an appropriate electric field, enabling the consolidation of particles into films onto any shaped substrate or forming bulk ceramic components. A wide range of topics will be covered, including: Fundamentals of the EPD process and modelling; Novel experimental techniques; Traditional applications: ceramics; Traditional applications: metals and coatings; EPD integrated manufacturing technologies and industrial applications; Novel applications: composite materials, laminates, nanomaterials, functionally graded materials, materials for solid oxide fuel cells, functional films, carbon nanotubes and graphene, biomaterials; EPD of biological entities, e.g. bacteria, cells and proteins.