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Summer School/Workshop on Nanoferrolectrics

DATES: June 7 - 12, 2009
LOCATION: Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China

The main goal of this School/workshop is to bring together a number of leading scientists in nanoferroelectrics to interact and exchange ideas and to provide hour-long lectures to a group of students and postdoctoral scholars who are strongly interested in the fundamental science as well as the cutting-edge and emerging applications of nanoferroelectrics. The students and postdoctors will learn about the most advanced processing and synthesis techniques, state-of-the-art computational models, and sophisticated modern characterization methods. The first four days will be lectures from the organizers and invited speakers. Last day of the summer school/workshop will be a technical conference with contributions mostly from the students and postdoctors on their latest findings from their own research.

Areas covered in the school will include:

  • Current and Future Applications of Nanoferroelectrics
  • First-Principles Calculations of Ferroelectrics
  • Thermodynamics of Ferroelectric Single Crystals and Nanoferroelectrics
  • Phase-field Models of Ferroelectric Phase Transitions and Domain Structures in Thin Films
  • Growth of Nanoferroelectric Thin Films
  • Structural Characterization of Nanoferroelectric Thin Films
  • Measurements of Ferroelectric Phase Transition Temperatures
  • Local and Uniform Switching of Domains
  • Electrical and Piezoresponse Characterizations of Nanoferrolectrics

Confirmed Speakers:

  • R. Ramesh, UC Berkeley, US
  • L. E. Cross, Penn State, US
  • N. Spaldin, UC Santa Barbara, US
  • L. Q. Chen, Penn State, US (yes)
  • J.-M. Liu, Nanjing University, China
  • D. G. Schlom, Penn State/Cornell, US
  • C.W. Nan, Tsinghua University, China
  • S. Streiffer, Argonne National Lab, US
  • X. Q. Pan, U. Michigan, US
  • V. Gopalan, Penn State, US
  • X. X. Xi, Penn State, US
  • X. M. Chen, Zhejiang University, China
  • S. Trolier-Mckinstry, Penn State, US
  • S. Kalinin, ORNL, US


L. Q. Chen Penn State lqc3@psu.edu
D. G. Schlom Penn State / Cornell schlom@ems.psu.edu
X. M. Chen Zhejiang University xmchen59@zju.edu.cn
G. R. Han Zhejiang University xmchen59@zju.edu.cn
Wenjian Weng Zhejiang University wengwj@zju.edu.cn
J. M. Liu Nanjing University liujm@nju.edu.cn
C. W. Nan Zhejiang University cwnan@mail.tsinghua.edu.cn


How to Apply:


We welcome applications for the Summer School/Workshop from graduate (PhD) students, post doctoral fellows and junior faculty. Preference will be given to those who have not previously worked or studied in China. Travel support is available. See below for details.

1. You can apply by visiting the following link apply here.

2. Graduate students and post doctoral fellows should, in addition to the above application, have their research supervisor email a statement of how the winter school might benefit the participant to Jennifer Ybarra at ybarra@icmr.ucsb.edu.

3. Applicants from China should contactplease contact Professor Xiang-Ming Chen (xmchen@zjuem.zju.edu.cn) or Professor Wenjian Wen (wengwj@zju.edu.cn)

Financial support for travel:

The ICMR will support approximately 10-15 students to attend from the USA.

Application Deadline:

The deadline to submit an application is March 1, 2009. All applications will be acknowledged by email.

For further details, please contact the ICMR Program Coordinator, Jennifer Ybarra, at ybarra@icmr.ucsb.edu

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