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ISAF/ECAPD/PFM Conference 21-25th August, 2016 in Darmstadt

2016 Joint IEEE International Symposium on the Applications of Ferroelectrics, European Conference on Applications of Polar Dielectrics & Workshop on Piezoresponse Force Microscopy (ISAF/ECAPD/PFM)

We welcome you to the 2016 Joint ISAF/ECAPD/PFM Meeting in Darmstadt, Germany from August 21-25, 2016. This international conference brings together academia, industry, and national laboratories for a multidisciplinary exchange on a wide range of topics on the processing, characterization, and applications of dielectrics, pyroelectrics, piezoelectrics, and ferroelectrics. The conference will be accompanied by tutorials on August 21, 2016 that cover various relevant topics.

Important Dates :
Abstract Submission begins January 04, 2016
Student support application deadline April 15, 2016
Abstract Submission deadline April 15, 2016
Registration starts April 15, 2016
Acceptance notification May 20, 2016
Student support notification May 30, 2016
Student poster competition notification June 13, 2016
End of early bird registration July 4, 2016
Tutorials August 21, 2016
Conference program August 22-25, 2016
Group 1: Fundamentals of Ferroelectrics and Related Materials
- Electronic conduction phenomena in bulk ferroelectrics, thin films and domain walls (ferroelectric tunneling, ferroelectric & magnetoresistive barriers, domain wall electronics)
- Point defects & nanoionics in oxides (electroresistive & neuromorphic systems; fundamental aspects of ionic motion & defects in functional oxides; ionically-mediated electromechanical responses)
- Ionic phenomena in ferroelectrics (reliability & lifetime, degradation, aging, fundamental aspects of wall pinning and order parameter interactions)
- Surface and interface phenomena on ferroelectric materials: screening and dead layers and domain wall instabilities
- Domain engineering
- Relaxor and birelaxor ferroelectrics/dielectrics and disorder effects
- Ferroelectric photovoltaics (bulk and barrier photovoltaic effects, photostriction, photopoling, photoconductivity, etc.)
- Theory & modeling (domain structure, phase transitions, critical phenomena, density functional theory, first-principles calculations, phenomenology)
- Nanoscale phenomena (nanostructure & size effects on piezo-/ferroelectric properties)
- Multiferroics & magnetoelectric effects
- Flexoelectricity in bulk materials, membranes and structures
- Development of new ferroelectric and multiferroic materials: experiments & theory
- Ferroelectricity in non-classical materials: binary oxides, sulfides and fluorides
Group 2: Processing of Ferroelectric Crystals, Ceramics, Thick and Thin Films
- Bulk materials (single crystals, ceramics, polymers, liquid crystals & composites)
- Thick & thin film processing technologies (preparation, characterization)
- Patterning methods (net-shape forming, microfabrication)
- Biomaterials (biofilms, self-organized nanostructures & ferroelectric-like tissue)
Group 3: Characterization & Properties of Ferroelectrics
- Fundamental phenomena in ferroelectrics through scattering (X-ray & neutron scattering of structure, bulk and domain wall dynamics, phenomena at surfaces and interfaces)
- Electron microscopy of ferroelectric materials (direct mapping of order parameter fields, surface and interface phenomena, in-situ studies of domain switching)
- Raman and optical spectroscopies of ferroelectric and piezoelectric materials
- Local phenomena in ferroelectrics by scanning probe microscopy methods: piezoresponse force microscopy, optical near field imaging, and microwave microscopy
- Spectroscopic probing of electronic and electrochemical phenomena at ferroelectric surfaces and interfaces
- Electrical & electromechanical characterization (broadband dielectric spectroscopy, piezoelectric characterization, non-linear methods, etc.)
- Novel characterization methods (focused X-ray ptychography, etc)
Group 4: Applications of Ferroelectrics, Piezoelectrics and Related Materials
- Ferroelectrics & antiferroelectrics for energy (electrocaloric materials & devices, ferroelectric photovoltaics, thermoelectric materials & devices)
- Dielectrics (capacitors, ultra high-K materials, RF & THz materials & properties, energy storage harvesting devices, MRI Concepts (dielectrics for focusing, etc.))
- Medical ultrasound transducers, ultrasound actuators, and sensors for harsh environments
- Ferroelectric memory materials & devices
- Piezoelectricity (high-performance piezoelectric single crystals, lead-free piezoelectrics, piezoelectric polymers, MEMS & other integrated piezo-devices)
- Pyroelectric materials & devices
- Optical phenomena (signal processing, storage devices, periodic poling, photonic band-gaps)