40 years ago, Dr. Tuomo Suntola and his group demonstrated the growth of ZnS thin films in alternating, saturating gas-solid reactions. This initiated the development of Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) in Finland and gradually led to industrial and academic activities worldwide. The famous patent on Atomic Layer Epitaxy (FIN 52359) was filed on November 29, 1974. (from http://www.vtt.fi/news/2014/events/12_5_to_19_8_2014.jsp)
"40 Years of ALD in Finland: Photos, Stories” organizers in front of the finalized posters, Dr. Riikka Puurunen and Dr. Jaakko Niinistö (Picture from Twitter, Riikka Puurunen @rlpuu).
Celebrating the round years, the Academy of Finland’s Finnish Centre of Excellence on Atomic Layer Deposition, led by professor Markku Leskelä of the University of Helsinki, is organizing an exhibition: “40 Years of ALD in Finland: Photos, Stories”. Initially, the exhibition was organized for the international Baltic ALD conference, May 12-13, 2014, Helsinki (http://www.aldcoe.fi/bald2014/). The main organizers of the exhibition have been Dr. Riikka Puurunen (VTT) and Dr. Jaakko Niinistö (University of Helsinki).
The exhibition material can be viewed at:
- VTT, Micronova, Tietotie 3, Espoo (Mon-Fri 8:00 - 16:30), from May 12 to August 29, 2014 and
- University of Helsinki, Chemicum, A.I. Virtasenaukio 1, Helsinki (Mon-Fri 7:45 - 19:00), from August 15 to October 15, 2014
There is also information out there that the Exhibition will travel to Japan for the ALD conference. Stay tuned. :-)