The first European Conference on Silicon Carbide and Related Materials (ECSCRM) took place in Fodele-Heraklion, on the island of Crete, Greece, in 1996. The 2nd edition was organized in France, Montpellier, in 1998 as well as the 10th edition in Grenoble, in 2014. So, on behalf of the conference organizing committee, we are delighted to invite you, for the 3rd time in France, in Tours, for the 13th ECSCRM conference (ECSCRM 2020). This event will be held at the Vinci International Convention Centre (Palais des congrès), from September 13th to 17th 2020, proudly hosted by the University of Tours.
ECSCRM is a biannual scientific event that explores, presents and discusses the new achievements in the field of wide-bandgap semiconductors focusing on silicon carbide (SiC) and other wide bandgap semiconductors. The topics covered in the ECSCRM include fundamentals (theoretical and experimental), bulk and epitaxial growth, new materials grown on SiC, material characterization, surfaces and interfaces, device fabrication processes, devices and device physics, packaging, applications, reliability and power related materials…
The ECSCRM meeting brings together world-leading scientists, distinguished experts, experienced engineers, and young students working in various areas of WBG semiconductors from all over the world. The objective of the ECSCRM is to report and discuss both scientific and technological advances in the fields described above. This event also offers the opportunity of a technical exhibition for companies and agencies that provide materials, devices, equipment, other technologies and information relevant to the research and development efforts in the present areas.
Tours is a city in the west of France. It is the administrative centre of the Indre-et-Loire department and the largest city in the Centre-Val de Loire region of France. In 2016, the city of Tours had 136,600 inhabitants, and the population of the whole metropolitan area was 494,500. Tours stands on the lower reaches of the Loire river, between Orléans and the Atlantic coast. The surrounding district, the traditional province of Touraine, is known for its wines, for the alleged perfection (as perceived by some speakers and for historical reasons) of its local spoken French. Tours, labelled as the International City of Gastronomy, is also situated close to famous castles such as Chenonceau, Amboise, Chambord, Villandry… and the historical center of Tours (Also called « Le vieux Tours ») is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Tours region is also known thanks to notable native or residents:
- François Rabelais, French Renaissance writer, physician… (between 1483/1494-1553)
- Léonardo da Vinci, Italian Renaissance polymath (1452-1519)
- Pierre de Ronsard, French poet (1524-1585)
- René Descartes, French philosopher, mathematician and scientist (1596-1650)
- Honoré de Balzac, French novelist (1799–1850).
We look forward to welcoming you in Tours in September 2020!
The submission form is open
The objective of the ECSCRM is to report and discuss both scientific and technological advances within an oral or a poster presentation. To prepare your abstract, please use and follow this template. The submission form is now open until April 20th. The notification of acceptance will be sent on June 10th.