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S10. Synthesis and processing science of thin films and single crystals–The details of engineering structure-property relation

This symposium focuses on the details of synthesis science and instrumentation that advance material preparation and integration and underpin the avenues for materials discovery, new property opportunities, and extensions to performance limits. The topic is motivated by the research community’s recognition that as exciting new materials are predicted and imagined, making them requires a companion of equally new and scientifically exciting synthesis tools and synthesis-monitoring techniques. To promote an atmosphere of interactive discussion, the organizers encourage research groups to submit multiple abstracts from junior and senior members and present them in succession. The intent is for the senior member to establish the context of the challenges and opportunities and subsequent talk(s) from junior colleagues to focus on the specifics of advanced synthesis.


Proposed session topics

  • Advances in thin-film, single-crystal, and 2-D layer synthesis, particularly those that access challenging processing windows and stabilize new and potentially metastable phases
  • Advances in substrate design that extend thermal, chemical, and  mechanical stability and provide new opportunities for epitaxy
  • Synthesis methods monitored by in situ probes to better understand  crystal growth
  • Hybrid deposition methods that bridge PVDand CVD
  • Synthesis assisted or improved by energetic impingement of ionic and electronic species
  • Synthesis far from equilibrium
  • Layer-by-layer methods


Symposium organizers

  • Elizabeth A. Paisley, Sandia National Laboratories, USA; eapaisl@sandia.gov
  • Jon-Paul Maria, North Carolina State University, USA
  • Paul Clem, Sandia National Laboratories, USA
  • Mark. D. Losego, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
  • Ronald Polcawich, U.S. Army Research Laboratory, USA

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