A conference dedicated entirely to the development and application of ultraviolet light emitting diodes, the technology and their current and potential applications is scheduled to be held next year in Berlin. Abstracts for presentations and posters can be submitted to The International Ultraviolet Association (IUVA) before November 15 2017. The topics include all aspects of the used LED materials, manufacturing processes and systems. The applications include among others water treatment, disinfection in clinical environments, spectroscopy and curing. According to the organizers the conference will focus particularly on the challenges with the developments of short wave UV LEDs (UVC) for disinfection purposes. Link to the conference homepage.
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