Piezoresponse Force Microscopy (PFM) has become one of the dominant techniques for exploring ferroelectric, multiferroic, polar macromolecular and biological, and ionic materials on the nanoscale. The last several years have seen multiple breakthroughs in practice and theory of PFM achieved in multiple research groups worldwide. This workshop series aims to provide an in-depth description of recent advances in Piezoresponse Force Microscopy and to offer laboratory demonstrations designed for advanced PFM practitioners.
The workshops are designed for advanced PFM users and include tutorials and lectures given by leading PFM experts and experimental hands-on tutorials on PFM imaging and spectroscopy. Ultimately, the goal of the workshop series is to build a network of advanced PFM practitioners to promote rapid dissemination of theoretical knowledge, experimental protocols, and novel technique development in this rapidly growing area, as well as to establish links to areas such as energy storage and conversion and information technology, macromolecular science and electrochemistry.