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Oxide Thin Films for Advanced Energy and Information Applications

Materials Chemistry of Thin Film Oxides

13 Jul 14 - 16 Jul 14

Stephen Skinner
Prof. Stephen Skinner
Professor of Materials Chemistry, Imperial College London
Bilge Yildiz
Dr. Bilge Yildiz
Associate Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Key Sessions

  1. Nanoionics
  2. Batteries
  3. Ferroelectrics
  4. Thermoelectrics
  5. Fuel cells 
  6. Nanoelectronics
  7. Multiferroics
  8. Solar and Fuel Cells
  9. Oxide Thin films 


Oxide thin films are finding applications in a wide range of energy and information technologies, from ion conductors through photovoltaics and thermoelectrics to dielectrics, multiferroics and capacitors. Each of these technologies requires a thorough understanding of the materials chemistry of the oxide film and its interactions with the environment, substrate etc. Whilst in each technology area there may be materials differences, much of the materials chemistry optimisation may be common. For example, common families of oxides are employed, ABO3 perovskites in particular, and in this there are areas where discussion between user communities can prove mutually beneficial. It is the purpose of this meeting to foster an exchange of ideas between the relevant energy and information themes with the overall aim of provoking extensive discussion of the advances that materials chemistry can make in thin film applications.

We are delighted to be able to offer attendees of this conference the opportunity to submit their abstracts and papers for an online web collection with the Journal of Materials Chemistry A and C. The Journals of Materials Chemistry A and C are weekly journals in the materials field. The journals are interdisciplinary, publishing work of international significance on all aspects of materials chemistry related to energy and sustainability (Journal of Materials Chemistry A) and optical, magnetic and electronic devices (Journal of Materials Chemistry C). Both journals publish original research that demonstrates novelty and advance, either in the chemistry used to produce materials or in the properties/applications of the materials produced.

10:00 - 20:30 DAY ONE
10:15 - 12:45 Session Chairs: Geoff Thornton & Jennifer Rupp
10:15 - 11:00 Geoff Thornton GROWTH, ATOMIC LEVEL CHARACTERIZATION, AND PROPERTIES OF ULTRATHIN OXIDES
11:00 - 11:25 Giuliano Gregori THE ROLE OF BOUNDARIES IN ELECTRICAL CONDUCTING OXIDE THIN FILMS
11:25 - 11:50 James Rondinelli FERRI-TO-FERROELECTRIC PHASE TRANSITIONS IN COMPLEX OXIDE FILMS
11:50 - 12:20 Jennifer Rupp MIXED ANIONIC-ELECTRONIC RESISTIVE SWITCH MATERIALS AND DEVICES: TUNING TRANSPORT KINETICS AND MEMRISTANCE AT HIGH FIELD STRENGTH
12:20 - 12:45 Samuel Georges PROPERTIES OF SOFC/PCFC ELECTROLYTES FROM BULK TO FILMS: CALIBRATED MICROELECTRODE ELECTRICAL CHARACTERIZATION
12:45 - 16:30 Group Welcome Lunch & Free Time
16:30 - 19:45 Session Chairs: William Chueh & Dillon Fong
16:30 - 16:55 William Chueh REDOX BEHAVIOR OF METAL OXIDE SURFACES
16:55 - 17:20 Tsuyoshi Ohnishi THIN FILM GROWTH BY PULSED LASER DEPOSITION FOR INTERFACE RESEARCH ON ALL SOLID-STATE Li-ION BATTERIES
17:20 - 17:45 Andriy Zakutayev COMBINATORIAL STUDIES OF NON-EQUILIBRIUM EFFECTS IN OXIDE THIN FILMS
17:45 - 18:10 Dillon Fong IN SITU SYNCHROTRON STUDIES OF EPITAXIAL OXIDE HETEROSTRUCTURES
18:10 - 18:35 Takayoshi Katase METAL-INSULATOR TRANSITION AND THERMOPOWER MODULATION OF VO2 THIN FILM BY ELECTRIC-FIELD INDUCED HYDROGENATION
18:35 - 19:00 Refreshments
19:00 - 19:25 Dario Marrocchelli DISLOCATIONS IN SRTIO3: THEIR EFFECT ON THE DEFECT CHEMISTRY AND OXIDE-ION MOBILITY
19:25 - 19:45 Mohammed Ashraf Gondal SYNTHESIS AND CHARACTERIZATION OF CUO/ BI2O3 COMPOSITE THIN FILMS USING PULSED LASER DEPOSITION (PLD) TECHNIQUE
19:45 - 00:00 Group Dinner and Free Time
08:20 - 18:30 DAY TWO
08:20 - 12:15 Session Chairs: John Kilner & Geoffrey Beach
08:20 - 08:30 Chair Opening
08:30 - 09:15 John Kilner ENHANCED ION TRANSPORT IN OXIDE THIN FILMS
09:15 - 09:30 Fengyuan Yang STRAIN-DEPENDENT, EXTRODINARY MAGNETOCRYSTALLINE ANISOTROPY IN SR2CRREO6 EPITAXIAL FILMS
09:30 - 10:00 Nini Pryds WHEN TWO INSULATORS BECOME ELECTRONICS – A PEEK INTO THE FIELD OF OXIDE NANOELECTRONICS
10:00 - 10:25 Jason Nicholas SEPARATE GRAIN BOUNDARY AND BULK RESPONSE IN THE STRESS AND OXYGEN SURFACE EXCHANGE BEHAVIOR OF LANATHNUM STRONTIUM IRON OXIDE FILMS MEASURED BY THE CURVATURE RELAXATION TECHNIQUE
10:25 - 11:00 Refreshments
11:00 - 11:25 Nicole Benedek FROM FERROELECTRICS TO FUEL CELLS: IN SEARCH OF SIMPLE DESIGN PRINCIPLES FOR THE TRANSPORT PROPERTIES OF COMPLEX OXIDES
11:25 - 11:50 Geoffrey Beach MAGNETO-IONICS: A NEW APPROACH TO MAGNETOELECTRIC MATERIALS
11:50 - 12:15 Hua Zhou DECIPHERING STRUCTURAL SUBTLETY AT OXIDE INTERFACS BY PHASING COHERENT BRAGG RODS FOR EMERGENT STATES AND ENERGY SYSTEMS
12:15 - 16:30 Group Lunch & Free Time
16:30 - 18:30 Session Chairs: Monica Burriel & Joshua Hertz
16:30 - 16:55 Mónica Burriel TUNING THE ELECTROCHEMICAL PROPERTIES OF MIXED CONDUCTING THIN FILMS: FROM COMBINATORIAL SCREENING TO NANOSTRUCTURE CONTROL
16:55 - 17:20 Joshua Hertz HETEROGENEOUS, ION-CONDUCTING THIN FILMS
17:20 - 17:45 Eric Millon GROWTH OF NANOCOMPOSITE OXIDE FILMS : AN ORIGINAL APPROACH BY PULSED-LASER DEPOSITION
17:45 - 18:30 Jacobo Santamaria NOVEL FUNCTIONALITIES AT OXIDE INTERFACES: MAGNETISM AND ITS ELECTRIC FIELD CONTROL.
18:30 - 00:00 Group Dinner & Free Time
08:40 - 22:30 DAY THREE
08:40 - 11:30 Session Chairs: Jose Santiso & Paul Evans
08:40 - 08:45 Chair Opening
08:45 - 09:15 José Santiso CHEMICAL STRAIN KINETICS IN EPITAXIAL THIN FILMS MEASURED BY TIME-RESOLVED X-RAY DIFFRACTION
09:15 - 09:45 David McComb INVESTIGATING ATOMIC ORDERING IN COMPLEX OXIDES USING ANALYTICAL ELECTRON MICROSCOPY
09:45 - 10:10 Paul Evans COHERENT X-RAY PROBES FOR THE STRUCTURAL DYNAMICS OF COMPLEX OXIDE HETEROSTRUCTURES
10:10 - 10:35 Ethan Crumlin PROBING ELECTROCHEMICAL INTERFACES USING IN SITU/OPERANDO AMBIENT PRESSURE X-RAY PHOTOELECTRON SPECTROSCOPY
10:35 - 11:00 Peter Petrov STO/BTO MODULATED SUPERLATTICE MULTILAYER STRUCTURES WITH ATOMICALLY SHARP INTERFACES
11:00 - 11:30 Refreshments
11:30 - 14:00 Free Time
14:00 - 15:00 Group Lunch
15:00 - 19:00 Session Chairs: Cristina Tealdi & Tatsumi Ishihara
15:00 - 15:45 Rainer Waser FUNDAMENTAL INGREDIENTS OF REDOX-BASED RESISTIVE SWITCHING (RERAM) DEVICES
15:45 - 16:00 Albert Tarancón INTEGRATION OF OXIDE THIN FILMS: A ROUTE FOR A NEW GENERATION OF MICROPOWER GENERATORS
16:00 - 16:25 Cristina Tealdi TAILORING MATERIALS PROPERTIES THROUGH DEFECTS AND STRAIN: THE EXAMPLE OF PEROVSKITE-TYPE LAGAO3
16:25 - 16:50 Tricia Meyer EPITAXIAL OXYGEN SPONGES: REVERSIBLE REDOX REACTIONS IN SRCOOX THIN FILMS
16:50 - 17:15 Xavier Moya EXTRINSIC MAGNETOELECTRIC AND MAGNETOCALORIC EFFECTS IN OXIDE HETEROSTRUCTURES
17:15 - 18:00 Refreshments
18:00 - 18:25 Noriya Ichikawa REDUCTION AND OXIDATION OF 3D TRANSITION METAL OXIDE THIN FILMS AT LOW TEMPERATURES
18:25 - 19:00 Panel Discussion
19:30 - 22:30 **GALA NIGHT**
08:50 - 11:00 DAY FOUR
08:50 - 11:00 Session Chair: Tricia Meyer
08:50 - 09:00 Chair Opening
09:00 - 09:45 Tatsumi Ishihara STRAIN EFFECTS ON OXIDE IONIC CONDUCTIVITY IN PR2(NI, CU, GA)O4- (CE, SM)O2 LAMINATED FILM
09:45 - 10:05 Kazunori Ueno ELECTRIC FIELD-EFFECT CONTROL OF SUPERCONDUCTIVITY : MATERIALS DEVELOPMENT AND PECULIAR SUPERCONDUCTIVITY IN TWO DIMENSION
10:05 - 10:30 Peter Brinks STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING IN COBALTATE HETEROSTRUCTURES FOR ENHANCED THERMOELECTRIC PERFORMANCE
10:30 - 11:00 Farewell Comments (Chairs & Fusion)

Plenary Speakers

  • Prof. Rainer Waser
    Professor - Scientist, Peter Gruenberg Institut
  • Professor Jacobo Santamaria
    Professor, Universidad Complutense de Madrid
  • Prof Geoff Thornton
    Professor, University College London
  • Professor John Kilner
    Professor, BCH Steele Chair in Energy Materials, Imperial College London
  • Professor Tatsumi Ishihara
    Professor, Kyushu University

Invited Speakers

  • Dr Jason Nicholas
    Assistant Professor, Michigan State University
  • Professor Nini Pryds
    Head of Research Section, Technical University of Denmark
  • MSc Peter Brinks
    PhD Student, University of Twente
  • Prof. Dr Jennifer L.M. Rupp
    Professor and chair of Electrochemical Materials, ETH Zurich
  • Prof. Joshua Hertz
    Assistant Professor, University of Delaware
  • Dr Cristina Tealdi
    Researcher, University of Pavia
  • Prof Kazunori Ueno
    Associate Professor, University of Tokyo
  • Dr. Tsuyoshi Ohnishi
    MANA researcher, National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS)
  • Dr Xavier Moya
    Royal Society University Research Fellow, University of Cambridge
  • Prof. Nicole Benedek
    Assistant Professor, The University of Texas at Austin
  • Professor David McComb
    Director, Center for Electron Microscopy and Analysis, The Ohio State University
  • Dr Monica Burriel
    Research Fellow, Laboratoire d'Electrochimie et de Physicochimie des Materiaux et des Interfaces (LEPMI) / IREC
  • Dr Jose Santiso
    Researcher, ICN2, Institut Catala de Nanociencia i Nanotecnologia, Barcelona
  • Dr. Takayoshi Katase
    Assistant Professor, Research Institute for Electronic Science, Hokkaido University
  • Dr Giuliano Gregori
    Scientist, Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research
  • Dr Samuel Georges
    Dr, LEPMI
  • Dr Andriy Zakutayev
    Sceintist, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
  • Assistant Professor William Chueh
    Assistant Professor, Stanford University
  • Professor James Rondinelli
    Assistant Professor, Drexel University
  • Prof. Noriya Ichikawa
    Assistant Professor, Kyoto University
  • Professor Eric MILLON
    Researcher, University of Orleans / CNRS - GREMI
  • Dr Albert Tarancón
    Head of the Nanoionics and Fuel Cells Group, IREC
  • Dr Dillon Fong
    Materials Scientist, Argonne National Laboratory
  • Dr. Ethan Crumlin
    Beamline Scientist, Advanced Light Source, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
  • Professor Geoffrey Beach
    Professor, MIT
  • Dr. Tricia Meyer
    Postdoctoral Research Associate, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  • Dr Dario Marrocchelli
    Research Scientist, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Professor Paul Evans
    Professor, University of Wisconsin-Madison

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