Mixed anion materials present a wide range of possible applications. Changing properties by anion substitution in oxide-based compounds increases the diversity of physical and chemical characteristics of this group of materials but has been less investigated than cation doping. The present forum covers the entire research area from understanding fundamental aspects based on solid state chemistry and physics to novel devices based on improved materials properties offered by mixed anion compounds. The symposium aims to be the first international meeting for interdisciplinary research and industrial applications of these not yet widely known materials, but with vast utilization prospects based on their enhanced performances.
The present Anion-substituted New Inorganic Materials (ANIM) symposium aims at creating an international forum for the different types of researchers involved in this field: experimental and theoretical physicists, materials scientists, solid state chemists, analytical scientists and engineers. The symposium will facilitate interdisciplinary discussions between these differing groups, thereby stimulating collaboration and thus it will strengthen the European and worldwide activities in this expanding field.
Theoretical concepts for novel physics derived from new functions and properties. Coordinate covalent-bonding engineered ceramics, glasses, epitaxial and polycrystalline thin films, single crystals, nanoparticles and nanocomposites.
Advances in synthetic methodologies of anion-substituted inorganic materials. Structure evolution and anion ordering in mixed anion systems.
Surveying the ANIM materials landscape: combined experimental and theoretical prediction investigations of various classes of materials systems, searches for new perovskite-, pyrochlore- or other complex structure materials. Expanding and optimizing their functionalities. Examinations of the physical and electronic properties including ferroelectric, ferromagnetic, semiconductive, thermoelectric, electroresistive, magnetoresistive materials, conductive transparent high temperature stable electrodes, solid state electrolytes, ionic conductors, photocatalytic, luminescent materials, nonlinear optical compounds, etc.
Overview of anion-substituted inorganic materials in device development activities: state-of the-art characterization and electronic properties improvement based on heterostructures, interface phenomena, electrode interactions and various device prototypes demonstrations.
Hot topics to be covered by the symposium:
- Innovative synthesis routes for ANIM materials like oxynitrides, oxyfluorides, oxyhydrides and other mixed anion materials (powders, nanomaterials, bulk ceramics, glasses, thin films and single crystals).
- Structural features and anion ordering of ANIMs.
- ANIM-based (photo)catalyst materials.
- Optical properties: luminescence, nonlinear optical properties of ANIM materials.
- Ferromagnetic, paramagnetic; paraelectric, high-K gate, ferroelectric, multiferroic; semiconducting and electrical conductivity properties of ANIM materials.
- ANIM-based materials for energy production and storage: solid electrolytes, fuel cell materials, electrodes, solid state capacitor and supercapacitor materials, battery materials, ionic conductor, thermoelectric and hydrogen storage materials.
- Theory, simulations and combinatorial approaches for design of new ANIM materials and prediction of their functionalities.
- Technical challenges in the analytical and functional properties characterization of ANIMs.
After peer-reviewing, manuscripts presented at this symposium can be published in a Special Virtual Issue on “Anion-substituted Inorganic Materials” of ACS Crystal Growth & Design journal. Follow this link for submission details and manuscripts guidelines: http://pubs.acs.org/page/cgdefu/submission/authors.html Manuscripts submission deadline is May 31, 2013.
Additional invited talks may be selected from outstanding submitted abstracts. We are honored to announce the participation of the following invited speakers (alphabetical order):
- Paul Attfield, University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
- Richard Dronskowski, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
- Alicia Duran, Instituto de Cerámica y Vidrio (CSIC), Madrid, Spain
- Duncan Gregory, University of Glasgow, United Kingdom
- Takashi Hisatomi, University of Tokyo, Japan
- Zoltan Lences, Institute of Inorganic Chemistry Slovak Academy of Sciences, Bratislava, Slovakia
- Shinichi Kikkawa, Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan
- Kenneth Poepplemeier, Northwestern University and Argonne National Laboratory, USA
- Wolfgang Schnick, University of Munich, Germany
- Franck Tessier, CNRS-Université de Rennes 1, France
- Mark Weller, University of Southampton, United Kingdom
- Patrick M. Woodward, Ohio State University, Columbus, USA
- Simon J. Clarke, University of Oxford, United Kingdom
- Kazunari Domen, University of Tokyo, Japan
- Stéphane Jobic, Université de Nantes, CNRS, France
- Thomas Lippert, Paul Scherrer Institut (PSI), Würenlingen, Switzerland
- Ralf Riedel, Technische Universität Darmstadt, Hessen, Germany
- Tomoaki Watanabe, Meiji University, Kawasaki, Japan
- Anke Weidenkaff, Empa, Dübendorf, Switzerland
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