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SYMPOSIUM 8: Interfaces and Surfaces in Energy-Related Ceramic Materials



At the center of existing and emerging energy-related devices such as rechargeable batteries, solid oxide fuel cells, thermoelectric generators, ceramic-based sensors, etc., are the interfacial properties of the interlocked polycrystalline phases. Specifically, interfacial and surfacial properties of ionic ceramics are a result of structure and the associated electrical, mechanical, and thermal properties. The emphasis of this symposium is on presenting the most recent experimental, modeling and simulation efforts that shed light on the structure and properties of surfaces and interfaces and resultant impact on macroscopic properties of ceramic materials.


Proposed Sessions:

  • Effect of interface structure on ion and electron transport properties
  • Electrochemically-driven morphological evolution of interfaces
  • Interface degradation mechanisms in battery compounds
  • Interface engineering in nanocrystalline thermoelectric materials
  • Atomistic and mesoscale modeling of interface structure and properties
  • In situ characterization of interface structure and evolution




Edwin Garcia, Purdue University, IN redwing@purdue.edu

Shuo Chen, University of Houston, TX schen34@uh.edu

Ming Tang, Rice University, TX mt20@rice.edu



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