Title: Foreword – Why thin films did not yet corner the SRF Market?
Author: Enzo Palmieri
Abstract: Dear Colleagues,
Welcome abord to the thin film enterprise.
Three days of intense work are waiting for us and we expect to come out from the workshop with clear ideas about how to proceed, about new collaborations to start or about selecting the most promising roads.
Thin films for SRF have an explosive potential for Accelerator Technology, but it is clear that they belong to the future, more than to the present. However the if we will not address in the right way the present, the future will be more and more far.
So, with my request to the Workshop Delegates to spend their maximum effort in making this opportunity a fruitful one, I wish you a wonderful time here at Legnaro National Laboratories of the INFN.