Welcome, please login:
[Login]   |  [Join]  |  [Renew]   |   [Contact Us]

SYMPOSIUM 14: Multifunctional Nanocomposites



This symposium provides a platform to present and discuss recent advances in the growth, characterization, design, property prediction and study of functional properties/device applications in oxide thin films and their nanocomposites. The goal is to create an international and interdisciplinary forum for scientists and researchers from industry, academia, and national laboratories to exchange ideas and to foster collaboration. Topics include the theoretical understanding, design, and prediction of material properties using first principles based methods; the synthesis of oxide thin films, multilayers and vertically aligned nanocomposites; structure, defect, and interface characterization and their relationship to material properties; device fabrication and integration strategies with existing technologies for energy harvesting, memories, actuators, sensors, optical, electronic and optoelectronic applications. Specific properties of interest are magnetic, electric and photonic responses, as well as electronic and thermal transport phenomena.



Proposed Sessions

  • Synthesis and growth of multifunctional oxide thin films and vertically aligned nanocomposites
  • The influence of growth, stoichiometry, doping, strain and microstructure on the properties of nanostructured oxide thin films and vertical aligned nanocomposites
  • Microstructures and defects characterization
  • Strain, microstructures and functionality tuning in vertical aligned nanocomposites
  • Theory, modeling and first principles calculations of complex oxide thin films
  • Functionalities including ferroelectric, dielectric, magnetic, magnetoelectric and photonic properties as well as electronic and thermal transport characteristics of single-phase and nanocomposite oxide thin films
  • Device fabrication of oxide thin films and nanocomposites for energy harvesting, memories, actuators, sensors, optical, electronic, and optoelectronic applications



Aiping Chen, Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies (CINT), apchen@lanl.gov

James Rondinelli, Northwestern University, jrondinelli@northwestern.edu 

Junwoo Son, Pohang University of Science and Technology, Republic of Korea, jwson@postech.ac.kr

Judith L. MacManus-Driscoll, University of Cambridge, UK, jld35@cam.ac.uk

Roman Engel-Herbert, The Pennsylvania State University, rue2@psu.edu




Back to Top ↑