June 22, 2018
The "Hans Pulker Award" of the International Conference on Coatings on Glass and Plastics (ICCG) was awarded for a joint work of the INP, the Fraunhofer IOF and the Ruhr-Universität Bochum. A jury of the International Organizing Committee awarded the article "Novel concepts for in situ characterization and control of plasma ion assisted deposition processes" by the authors J. Harhausen, R. Foest, O. Stenzel, S. Wilbrandt, C. Franke and R.P. Brinkmann as "best paper". The paper investigates characteristics of coating plasmas and derives strategies for improving the processes used in industry.