Conference Topics ISAF/ECAPD/PFM Conference 2016

Conference Topics

 
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 (Hafniumoxid, etc.)
- 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)
ECAPD Group 5: Polar and ferroelectric materials and devices for mobile communications and high frequency
- 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)