Understanding and prediction of transport phenomena in disordered media is still an open problem for scientists in the field and are essential for development of more efficient and cheap materials for a broad range of applications, including energy storage. Increased application of glassy and nano-heterogeneous (glass-ceramics, nanostructured composites) materials in areas such as energy generation and storage (photovoltaics, fuel cells, thermo-electrics, batteries), thermal isolation or conduction media, low-loss dielectrics, and electronic conduction (microelectronics, nanoelectronics), has encouraged research into the fundamental nature and control of transport processes.

This session will provide a general forum for discussion of the mechanisms, properties, and application of charge and energy transport phenomena in such disordered systems. Contributions on experimental, theoretical, and modeling aspects of these topics are encouraged. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • New material synthesis and characterization
  • Novel experimental methods and instrumentation
  • Charge transport theory and modeling (ionic and electronic transport)
  • Thermal transport (including photonic systems and processes)
  • Computational modeling of energy and charge transport