13-th International conference ELECTRON BEAM TECHNOLOGIES 18-22 June 2018, Varna, Bulgaria
Corresponding member of BAS, Prof. DSc. Georgi MLADENOV - 
Chairman of the 13-th Conference EBT 2018 This triennial (now biennial) meeting brings together physicists, chemists, materials and electronics engineers from universities, research institutions and industry who are involved in various studies and applications of electron beam techniques and technologies. The conference is one of a series which started in 1985 in Varna, which has remained the venue for all subsequent meetings. During the period from the First International Conference on EBT there have been great advances in the field of electron beam technologies. The success of the twelve events of this series clearly demonstrated that the scientist and engineers, working in the academia and research and development laboratories of industry continue to make contributions to technology development of community life, based on knowledge. The content of this Proceeding shows a great scope of activities and a big potential of developed technologies to increase efficiency of industrial fabrication, to create new products and to improve the life standards. Electron beam technologies celebrate now 50 years from the first machines and industrial technologies based of application of intense electron beams in vacuum. In the Proceedings of Conferences on EBT in Varna, organized during the last 30 years, the history of ides, the basic objectives in our field and the personal success of two-three generations researchers could be traced. As an example of the flexibility of the subject of interest of participation organizations, the progress in the development and optimization of electron beam applications in nanotechnology and biotechnology, investigations and implementation of selective melting for 3D print structures and a group of sophisticated modern surface treatment methods could be pointed out, together with the remarkable conventional topics as beam physics and generation, electron beam welding, electron beam melting and refining, electron beam evaporation and deposition of functional coatings, electron accelerator applications for modification of various materials, thermal treatment and processing of polymers and composites with electron beam; electron and ion lithography, ion implantation; laser technologies; modeling physical processes by interacting intensive electron and ion beams with materials. This and all twelve previous conferences of this series have provided an excellent forum for exchange of results and experience in the development of EB technologies and also were a place for forging human links and for developing learning and understanding between participants. They are also a place to search for partners for cooperative programs of work and to make business contacts. THIRTEENTH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ELECTRON BEAM TECHNOLOGIES 18– 22 June 2018 Varna, Bulgaria The Conference is organized by THE INSTITUTE OF ELECTRONICS AT THE BULGARIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES THE TECHNOLOGICAL CENTRE OF ELECTRON BEAM AND PLASMA TECHNOLOGIES, Sofia In cooperation with UNION OF ELECTRONICS, ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS – Bulgaria