In the past few years significant progress has been reported on the synthesis and structural, physical and chemical characterization of ceramic nanostructures that exhibit size-dependent properties and on novel glass-based materials for optical lasers and amplifiers. Nanomaterials have been widely studied and are leading to fundamental new discoveries as well as applications in photovoltaics, optical sources, electroceramics, multiferroic materials, catalysis, and solar hydrogen.

This symposium focuses on all ceramic materials with application potential as functional materials, with particular consideration given to the capability to tailor and control material properties via surface and structural modifications. The session also includes novel optical glass-based and glass-ceramic materials with new functionalities, new emission wavelengths, and with an overview toward integration with other classes of materials (polymers, metals). New nanotechnology tools and technological procedures for the development of new functional devices integrating bottom-up and top-down technologies will be also considered.

Proposed Session Topics
  • Multifunctional materials
  • Advanced and nanostructured materials for photonics, electronics and sensing
  • Advanced and nanostructured materials for photovoltaics and solar fuels
  • Advanced glass-based and glass-ceramic materials for laser sources and non-linear applications

Symposium Organizers
  • Alberto Vomiero, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, Italy
  • Federico Rosei, INRS, Canada
  • Yasuhiro Tachibana, RMIT University, Australia
  • David Kisailus, University of California at Riverside, USA
  • Tohru Sekino, Osaka University, Japan
  • Isabella Concina, Luleå University of Technology, Sweden
  • Haiguang Zhao, Qingdao University, China
  • Francesco Enrichi, Centro Enrico Fermi, Rome, Italy
  • Daniele Benetti, INRS, Canada
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