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2nd Functional Oxide Thin Films for Advanced Energy and Information Technology Conference

05 Mar 2016 - 08 Mar 2016

Cancun, Mexico

Synopsis

This conference has now ended. The 3rd Functional Oxide Thin Films for Advanced Energy and Information Technology conference in 2017 is now open for registration. You can find out more information here

Following the success of the first Oxide Thin Films conference in Chicago, which took place in July 2014 we are delighted to be organising a second series.

Complex oxide thin films are finding applications in a wide range of energy and information technologies, including electron and ion conductors, photovoltaics, thermoelectrics, dielectrics, and resistive switching. Irrespective of whether single thin films or more sophisticated multilayered systems are employed, each of these technologies requires a thorough knowledge of the oxide physicochemical properties, its interactions with the environment and the role of interface/boundary effects that might stem between film and substrate, layers with different compositions or even simply from the grain boundaries. Whilst depending on the technology area the key properties might be different,  many of the materials optimization strategies may be common. Therefore, we believe that the discussion between diverse and even complementary researchers communities can be extremely beneficial for a better understanding of the crucial aspects that need to be address to improve materials properties. The purpose of this meeting is hence to foster the exchange of ideas between the relevant energy and information themes with the overall aim of sparking extensive discussions of  the advances that materials physics and chemistry can make in thin film applications.

Key Sessions

  1. Nanoionics
  2. Batteries and supercapacitors
  3. Fuel cells 
  4. Nanoelectronics
  5. Ionic and electronic conductors
  6. Heterostructures and interfaces
  7. Resistive switching
  8. Oxide electrochemistry

Confirmed Keynote Speakers

Albert Tarancón (Catalonia Institute for Energy Research-IREC)
'GRAIN BOUNDARY ENGINEERING OF OXIDE THIN FILMS FOR IMPROVING THEIR PERFORMANCE IN SOLID STATE DEVICES '

Ho Nyung Lee (Oak Ridge National Laboratory)
'CORRELATIONS BETWEEN STRAIN AND OXYGEN STOICHIOMETRY IN EPITAXIAL COMPLEX OXIDES'

William Chueh (Stanford University) 
'GROWTH & REDOX CAPACITY OF COHERENTLY STRAINED CERIA ULTRATHIN FILMS' 

Nini Pryds (Technical University of Denmark)
'HIGH ELECTRON MOBILITY IN OXIDE HETEROSTRUCTURES' 

Stephen Skinner (Imperial College London)
'SURFACE STRUCTURE AND CHEMISTRY OF MODEL LAYERED OXIDE FUEL CELL CATHODES'

Rotraut Merkle (Max Planck Institute) 
'PEROVSKITES WITH OXYGEN VACANCY, PROTON AND HOLE CONDUCTION: DEFECT CHEMISTRY, RELAXATION KINETICS, USE AS CATHODE MATERIAL' 

Shriram Ramanathan (Harvard University)
'COMPLEX OXIDES AND THE PHILOSOPHER’S STONE' 

Kendra Letchworth-Weaver (Argonne National Laboratory)
'DETERMINING OPERANDO SURFACE STRUCTURE BY COMBINING FIRST PRINCIPLES THEORY WITH EXPERIMENTAL DATA'

Confirmed Invited Speakers

Brian Sheldon (Brown University)
'ELECTROCHEMICALLY INDUCED STRESSES IN OXIDE THIN FILMS'

Nicole Benedek (Cornell University)
'LINKING CRYSTAL STRUCTURE AND CHEMISTRY TO CHEMICAL EXPANSION IN COMPLEX OXIDES' 

Felip Sandiumenge (ICMAB) 
'MODULATION OF SURFACE STRAIN AND ALTERED CURRENTS BY MISFIT RELIEVING DEFECTS IN EPITAXIAL COMPLEX OXIDES' 

Roman Engel-Herbert (Pennsylvania State University) 
'GROWTH, OPTICAL AND ELECTRICAL CHARACTERIZATION OF CORRELATED VANADATES THIN FILMS'

Bharat Jalan (University of Minnesota)
'HYBRID MOLECULAR BEAM EPITAXY FOR BaSnO3 FILMS and HETEROSTRUCTURES USING TIN RADICALS'

Milan Radovic (Paul Scherrer Institut) 
'EXPLORING TRANSITION METAL OXIDES: CREATE AND CONTROL (C&C)'

Seung-Hyub Baek (Korea Institute of Science and Technology)
'NON-VOLATILE FUNCTIONALIZATION OF 2DEG CONDUCTIVITY AT OXIDE INTERFACES'

Hua Zhou (Argonne National Laboratory) 
'BRIDGING FUNDAMENTAL PHYSICS AND CHEMISTRY OF IONIC ELECTROLYTE GATING ON OXIDE HETEROSTRUCTURES: STRUCTURAL BASIS'

Pu Yu (Tsinghua University)
'CONDUCTANCE AT 71o DOMAIN WALLS IN BiFeO3 THIN FILMS'

Ying-Hao Eddie Chu (National Chiao Tung University)
'ENHANCING FUNCTIONALITIES OF BiFeO3 VIA STRUCTURAL COUPLING'

Tobias Huber (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
'STUDY OF NANO ENGINEERED GRAIN BOUNDARIES ON IONIC AND ELECTRONIC CONDUCTIVITY IN Sr-DOPED LaMnO3 THIN FILMS UNDER OPERANDO CONDITIONS' 

George Harrington (Kyushu University)
'MODIFYING THE IONIC CONDUCTIVITY OF THIN FILM FLUORITE STRUCTURED ELECTROLYTES'

Matthew Dawber (Stony Brook University)
'CONTROLLING POLARIZATION IN FERROELECTRIC SUPERLATTICES: FROM GROWTH TO DEVICES'

Paul Evans (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
'NANOSCALE FERROELECTRIC STRIPE DOMAINS IN DEFORMED AND NANOSTRUCTURED SUPERLATTICE CRYSTALS' 

Divine Kumah (North Carolina State University) 
'TUNING THE STRUCTURAL AND ELECTRONIC PROPERTIES OF COMPLEX-OXIDE INTERFACES' 

Peter A. van Aken (Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research)
'STRUCTURAL DEFECTS AND LOCAL INTERFACIAL CHEMISTRY OF COMPLEX OXIDE HETEROINTERFACES'

Nicola Perry (Kyushu University) 
'OPTICAL TRANSMISSION EVALUATION OF Sr(Ti,Fe)O3-α THIN FILM DEFECT EQUILIBRIA AND KINETICS'

Albina Y. Borisevich (Oak Ridge National Laboratory)
'UNDERSTANDING AND CONTROLLING LOCAL ENVIRONMENTS IN OXIDES WITH ABERRATION CORRECTED STEM'

Alexie Kolpak (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
'FUNDAMENTAL RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN ELECTROCHEMICAL STABILITY, REACTION MECHANISM, AND ACTIVITY OF PEROVSKITE OXIDE OER CATALYSTS'

Matthias Elm (Justus-Liebig University)
'INFLUENCE OF SURFACE EFFECTS ON THE TRANSPORT PROPERTIES IN MESOPOROUS OXIDES' 

Ann Deml (Colorado School of Mines)
'INCORPORATING FINITE TEMPERATURE EFFECTS INTO MATERIALS BY DESIGN: COMPLEX FUNCTIONAL OXIDES' 

Tae Heon Kim (University of Wisconsin–Madison)
'POLAR METALS BY GEOMETRIC DESIGN' 

Felix Messerschmitt (ETH Zurich)
'OXIDE-BASED RESISTIVE SWITCHES: UNDERSTANDING FUNDAMENTALS TO DESIGN NEW DEVICE CONCEPTS'

Ethan Crumlin (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory)
'PROBING THE SOLID/LIQUID INTERFACES OF ELECTROCHEMICAL SYSTEMS USING OPERANDO APXPS'

Professor Ariando (National University of Singapore)
'IMAGING AND CONTROL OF EMERGING FUNCTIONALITIES AT COMPLEX OXIDE INTERFACES'

Carmela Aruta (National Research Council, CNR-SPIN)
'THE ROLE OF STRUCTURAL AND CHEMICAL DEFECTS ON IONIC CONDUCTION AND RELATED ELECTROCHEMICAL REACTION IN OXIDE THIN FILMS'

Bryan Esser (Ohio State University)
'CHARACTERIZING ATOMIC SCALE ORDERING PHENOMENA IN OXIDE THIN FILMS USING SCANNING TRANSMISSION ELECTRON MICROSCOPY'

Target Audience

Any scientist with a background in chemistry, physics, material science (or related fields) who is actively working in the field of oxide thin films.
 

2016 OTF Poster Prize

The conference chairs will be awarding 3 poster prizes, kindly sponsored by APL Materials, for the best poster display and presentation. To be in with a chance of winning, submit your poster by 04 January 2016.  The winners will be selected shortly after the Poster Session and the following prizes will be awarded. 1st Place $125, 2nd Place $70, 3rd Place $40.

Sponsors

Sponsors

Report

The aim of the second functional oxide thin films conference was to “foster the exchange of ideas between the relevant energy and information themes,” bringing together top researchers in the fields of condensed matter physics, chemistry, physical chemistry, and materials science. The organizers also sought to mix high-profile young researchers in the field of functional oxides (e.g., William Chueh - Stanford University, Bharat Jalan – University of Minnesota, Roman Engel-Herbert – Penn State, Nicola Perry – Kyushu University / MIT, Nicole Benedek – Cornell University, Pu Yu – Tsinghua University, Ethan Crumlin - LBNL) with more experienced scientists (e.g., Nini Pryds – Technical University of Denmark, Rotraut Merkle – MPI Stuttgart, Shriram Ramanathan – Purdue, Stephen Skinner - Imperial College, Ho Nyung Lee - Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Ariando – National University of Singapore, Peter van Aken, MPI Stuttgart), which enabled fruitful discussions both during the meeting and during “down” times or meals. It was important to maintain good representation across the globe, as the research focus in the U.S., for example, is often different from that in Europe or in Asia, and the small meeting size allowed the speakers the freedom to discuss new and often unpublished results. All of these factors contributed to a highly successful meeting: several of the attendants praised the quality of the conference in terms of how much they learned, the many networking and collaborative opportunities, and overall enjoyability. Many also expressed interest in helping to organize the next conference – an excellent indicator of how the conference was perceived.

We had APL Materials as a Bronze sponsor, and a future, special issue of APL Materials will be dedicated to the topics discussed at this conference. The Journal of Materials Chemistry C and Elsvier were media partners, the conference was endorsed by E-MRS and the AVS Thin Film Division.

As noted above, many of the attendees have offered to help organize the next “Functional Oxide Thin Films for Advanced Energy and Information Technology Conference” and efforts to do this for 2017 are already underway. This is a highly positive development as the present organizers believe that it is crucial to keep up this particular conference -- these smaller meetings have been extremely useful to our community.

Programme

Saturday 05th March 2016

14:00 – 15:00

Registration & Reception

14:00 – 14:45

Group Welcome Lunch
*Kalmia Buffet Restaurant*

FUNCTIONAL DEFECTS IN OXIDE SYSTEMS (I)
Session Chair: Dillon Fong (Argonne National Laboratory)

14:45 – 15:00

Opening Comments

15:00 – 15:45

Kendra Letchworth-Weaver
Argonne National Lab

DETERMINING OPERANDO SURFACE STRUCTURE BY COMBINING FIRST PRINCIPLES THEORY WITH EXPERIMENTAL DATA

15:45 – 16:15

Nicole Benedek
Cornell University

LINKING CRYSTAL STRUCTURE AND CHEMISTRY TO CHEMICAL EXPANSION IN COMPLEX OXIDES

16:15 – 16:45

Brian Sheldon
Brown University

ELECTROCHEMICALLY INDUCED STRESSES IN OXIDE THIN FILMS

16:45 – 17:15

Albina Borisevich
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

UNDERSTANDING AND CONTROLLING LOCAL ENVIRONMENTS IN OXIDES WITH ABERRATION CORRECTED STEM

17:15 – 17:45

Refreshments

17:45 – 18:30

Carmela Aruta
National Research Council, CNR-SPIN

THE ROLE OF STRUCTURAL AND CHEMICAL DEFECTS ON IONIC CONDUCTION AND RELATED ELECTROCHEMICAL REACTION IN OXIDE THIN FILMS

18:30 – 19:00

Felix Messerschmitt
ETH Zürich

OXIDE-BASED RESISTIVE SWITCHES: UNDERSTANDING FUNDAMENTALS TO DESIGN NEW DEVICE CONCEPTS

19:00 – 19:30

Hua Zhou
Argonne National Lab

BRIDGING FUNDAMENTAL PHYSICS AND CHEMISTRY OF IONIC ELECTROLYTE GATING ON OXIDE HETEROSTRUCTURES: STRUCTURAL BASIS

19:30

Dinner at Leisure

Sunday 06th March 2016

07:00 – 08:30

Breakfast

MULTIFUNCTIONALITY IN COMPLEX OXIDES
Session Chair: Giuliano Gregori (Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research)

08:30 – 09:15

Shriram Ramanathan
Purdue University

COMPLEX OXIDES AND THE PHILOSOPHER’S STONE 

09:15 – 09:45

Bryan Esser
Ohio State University

CHARACTERIZING ATOMIC SCALE ORDERING PHENOMENA IN OXIDE THIN FILMS USING SCANNING TRANSMISSION ELECTRON MICROSCOPY

09:45 – 10:15

Bharat Jalan
University of Minnesota

HYBRID MOLECULAR BEAM EPITAXY FOR BaSnO3 FILMS AND HETEROSTRUCTURES USING TIN RADICALS

10:15 – 10:45

Roman Engel-Herbert
Pennsylvania State University

GROWTH, OPTICAL AND ELECTRICAL CHARACTERIZATION OF CORRELATED VANADATES THIN FILMS

10:45 – 11:15

Refreshments

11:15 – 11:45

Tae Heon Kim
University of Wisconsin-Madison

POLAR METALS BY GEOMETRIC DESIGN

11:45 – 12:15

Paul Evans
University of Wisconsin-Madison

NANOSCALE FERROELECTRIC STRIPE DOMAINS IN DEFORMED AND NANOSTRUCTURED SUPERLATTICE CRYSTALS

12:15 – 12:45

Matthew Dawber
Stony Brook University

CONTROLLING POLARIZATION IN FERROELECTRIC SUPERLATTICES: FROM GROWTH TO DEVICES

12:45 – 16:00

Lunch at Leisure & Free Time

FUNCTIONAL INTERFACES IN OXIDE SYSTEMS (I)
Session Chair: William Chueh (Stanford University)

16:00 – 16:45

Albert Tarancón
IREC

GRAIN BOUNDARY ENGINEERING OF OXIDE THIN FILMS FOR IMPROVING THEIR PERFORMANCE IN SOLID STATE DEVICES

16:45 – 17:15

Tobias Huber
Kyushu University/MIT

STUDY OF NANO ENGINEERED GRAIN BOUNDARIES ON IONIC AND ELECTRONIC CONDUCTIVITY IN Sr-DOPED LaMnO3 THIN FILMS UNDER OPERANDO CONDITIONS

17:15 – 17:45

George Harrington
Kyushu University/MIT

MODIFYING THE IONIC CONDUCTIVITY OF THIN FILM FLUORITE STRUCTURED ELECTROLYTES

17:45 – 18:15

Matthias Elm
Justus-Liebig University

INFLUENCE OF SURFACE EFFECTS ON THE TRANSPORT PROPERTIES IN MESOPOROUS OXIDES

18:15 – 18:45

Refreshments

18:45 – 19:15

Ethan Crumlin
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

PROBING THE SOLID/LIQUID INTERFACES OF ELECTROCHEMICAL SYSTEMS USING OPERANDO APXPS

19:15 – 20:00

Stephen Skinner
Imperial College London

SURFACE STRUCTURE AND CHEMISTRY OF MODEL LAYERED OXIDE FUEL CELL CATHODES

20:00

Dinner at Leisure

Monday 07th March 2016

07:00 – 08:30

Breakfast

FUNCTIONAL INTERFACES IN OXIDE SYSTEMS (II)
Session Chair: Rotraut Merkle (Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research)

08:30 – 09:15

Nini Pryds
Technical University of Denmark

HIGH ELECTRON MOBILITY IN OXIDE HETEROSTRUCTURES

09:15 – 09:45

Ariando
National University of Singapore

IMAGING AND CONTROL OF EMERGING FUNCTIONALITIES AT COMPLEX OXIDE INTERFACES

09:45 – 10:15

Seung-Hyub Baek
Korea Institution of Science and Technology

NON-VOLATILE FUNCTIONALIZATION OF 2DEG CONDUCTIVITY AT OXIDE INTERFACES

10:15 – 10:30

Judy Wu
University of Kansas

DETECTING DYNAMIC SWITCH AND INTERACTION OF ELECTRIC DIPOLES USING GRAPHENE FIELD-EFFECT TRANSISTORS ON THE IONIC LIQUID AND FERROELECTRIC INTERFACE

10:30 – 11:00

Refreshments

11:00 – 11:30

Milan Radovic
Paul Scherrer Institute

EXPLORING TRANSITION METAL OXIDES: CREATE AND CONTROL (C&C)

11:30 – 12:00

Felip Sandiumenge
ICMAB-CSIC

MODULATION OF SURFACE STRAIN AND ALTERED CURRENTS BY MISFIT RELIEVING DEFECTS IN EPITAXIAL COMPLEX OXIDES

12:00 – 16:00

Lunch at Leisure & Free Time

FUNCTIONAL DEFECTS IN OXIDE SYSTEMS (II)
Session Chair: Nini Pryds (Technical University of Denmark)

16:00 – 16:45

Rotraut Merkle
Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research

PEROVSKITES WITH OXYGEN VACANCY, PROTON AND HOLE CONDUCTION: DEFECT CHEMISTRY, RELAXATION KINETICS, USE AS CATHODE MATERIAL

16:45 – 17:15

Nicola Perry
Kyushu University & MIT

OPTICAL TRANSMISSION EVALUATION OF Sr(Ti,Fe)O3-a THIN FILM DEFECT EQUILIBRIA AND KINETICS

17:15 – 17:45

Peter A. van Aken
Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research

STRUCTURAL DEFECTS AND LOCAL INTERFACIAL CHEMISTRY OF COMPLEX OXIDE HETEROINTERFACES

17:45 – 18:30

Ho Nyung Lee
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

CORRELATIONS BETWEEN STRAIN AND OXYGEN STOICHIOMETRY IN EPITAXIAL COMPLEX OXIDES

18:30 – 19:30

Poster Session, Cocktails & Refreshments

20:00

Gala Night, Group Photo & Poster Awards
*Lower Pool Deck*

Tuesday 08th March 2016

07:00 – 08:30

Breakfast

FUNCTIONAL DEFECTS IN OXIDE SYSTEMS (III)
Session Chair: Dillon Fong (Argonne National Laboratory)

08:30 – 09:15

William Chueh
Stanford University

GROWTH & REDOX CAPACITY OF COHERENTLY STRAINED CERIA ULTRATHIN FILMS

09:15 – 09:45

Ann Deml
Colorado School of Mines

INCORPORATING FINITE TEMPERATURE EFFECTS INTO MATERIALS BY DESIGN: COMPLEX FUNCTIONAL OXIDES

MULTIFERROIC BEHAVIOR IN OXIDE THIN FILMS
Session Chair: Stephen Skinner (Imperial College London)

09:45 – 10:15

Pu Yu
Tsinghua University

CONDUCTANCE AT 71° DOMAIN WALLS IN BiFeO3 THIN FILMS

10:15 – 10:30

Kang-Hyun Chu
KAIST

ANISOTROPIC PHOTOCURRENT ENHANCEMENT IN FERROELECTRIC OXIDE BY STRAIN GRADIENT

10:30 - 11:00

Closing Comments & Refreshments

Wednesday 09th March 2016

08:15 – 17:30

Chichen-Itzá Group Tour
 For those wanting to extend their stay we have organised a private day trip to Chichen-Itzá. Full details can be found under the ‘Group Activities’ tab on the conference website.

Speakers

Plenary Speakers

  • Dr. Ho Nyung Lee
    Group Leader & Distinguished Scientist, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  • Prof. Nini Pryds
    Head of Research Section, Technical University of Denmark
  • Dr. Rotraut Merkle
    scientist, MPI for Solid State Research
  • Prof. Stephen Skinner
    Professor of Materials Chemistry, Imperial College London
  • Prof. Shriram Ramanathan
    prof, Purdue University
  • Assistant Professor William Chueh
    Assistant Professor, Stanford University
  • Dr. Albert Tarancón
    Head of the Nanoionics and Fuel Cells Group, IREC
  • Dr. Nina Balke
    Research scientist, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  • Dr. Kendra Letchworth-Weaver
    Postdoctoral Fellow, Argonne National Laboratory

Invited Speakers

  • Dr. Hua Zhou
    Assistant scientist, Argonne National Lab
  • Assist. Prof. Roman Engel-Herbert
    Asst. Prof., Pennsylvania State University
  • Dr. Matthias Elm
    Scientist, Justus-Liebig University
  • Dr. Felip Sandiumenge
    Researcher, ICMAB-CSIC
  • Prof. Pu Yu
    Professor, Tsinghua University
  • Assist. Prof. Tobias Huber
    Assist. Prof, Kyushu University /MIT
  • Prof. Matthew Dawber
    Associate Professor, Stony Brook University
  • Assist. Prof. George Harrington
    Assistant Professor , Kyushu University/MIT
  • Prof. Nicole Benedek
    Assistant Professor, Cornell University
  • Prof. Brian Sheldon
    Professor, Brown University
  • Assist. Prof. Nicola Perry
    WPI Assistant Professor, I2CNER, Kyushu University & MIT
  • Dr. Ann Deml
    Postdoctoral Researcher, Colorado School of Mines
  • Professor Paul Evans
    Professor, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Prof. Bharat Jalan
    Assistant Professor, University of Minnesota
  • Dr. Seung-Hyub Baek
    Senior Researcher, Korea Institution of Science and Technology
  • Dr. Milan Radovic
    Scientist, PSI
  • Dr. Tae Heon Kim
    Post doctor, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Prof. Dr. Peter A. van Aken
    Head of the Stuttgart Center for Electron Microscopy, Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research
  • Mr. Felix Messerschmitt
    PhD Student, ETH Zürich
  • Dr. Ethan Crumlin
    Beamline Scientist, Advanced Light Source, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
  • Prof. Ariando Ariando
    Professor, National University of Singapore
  • Dr. Albina Borisevich
    senior research staff, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  • Dr. Carmela Aruta
    scientist, National Research Council, CNR-SPIN
  • Mr. Bryan Esser
    Graduate Scholar, The Ohio State University

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