The aim of this conference is to bring together scientists from diverse disciplines, who are working on nonstoichiometric compounds (oxides, nitrides, oxynitrides, chalcogenides, intermetallics, etc.).
Traditionally, the effects of stoichiometry deviations in oxides were investigated by those looking to understand and control the electrical, diffusional, and in many cases, the mechanical properties of these materials, with the aim of using them as solid oxide fuel cell electrodes, as battery electrodes, as sensors, as permeation membranes, and in various other electrochemical reactors. Complex oxides that exhibit nonstoichiometry are now also employed for high-temperature thermoelectrics, all-oxide electronics, high speed photonics and switching, memory and magnetoresistive devices. These and other oxides are also being developed as electrodes for energy conversion and photovoltaic applications.
Furthermore, driven by the semiconductor industry interest has also expanded to include nitrides, chalcogenides, oxynitrides, oxychalcogenides, etc. Given the diverse fields of applications, it is clear that a truly international conference devoted specifically to compounds that display nonstoichiometry will allow scientists from these various fields to learn from the other fields and from other approaches, to assess the state of the art, and to discuss future developments.
This conference will cover all aspects of nonstoichiometry in inorganic compounds. Topics will span from fundamental theory to advanced characterization and device demonstrations at both the macro- and nano-scale.
The conference will last four and a half days and each half day session will consist of two keynote talks, followed by shorter presentations on current research topics germane to the keynote talks. There will also be two poster sessions.
Contributions that include one of the following aspects are welcome:
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