Welcome to the 2022 ISAF-PFM-ECAPD Joint Symposium. The symposium will be held 27 June - 1 July 2022 at the Tours Convention Center in Tours, France with a hybrid option providing online access for those attending virtually. The IEEE International Symposium on Applications of Ferroelectrics (ISAF) aims to bring together leaders from academia, national laboratories, and industrial research and development sectors. The symposium will cover the most recent advancements in the science and technology of ferroelectrics, electroceramics, thin films, dielectric materials, and their applications.
The symposium will offer overviews on topics including, but not limited to:
- Fundamentals of ferroelectrics and multiferroic materials (theory, modeling, and experiments)
- Processing of piezoelectric crystals, ceramics, thick and thin films, composites, polymers, glass-ceramics, and MLCCs.
- Lead-free dielectric and piezoelectric materials
- Structure characterization and properties of ferroelectric materials (dielectric, piezoelectric, ferroelectric, pyroelectric, electrocaloric, flexoelectric, photovoltaics and photocatalytics, etc.)
- Applications of ferroelectrics (sensing, transducing, thermal imaging, energy harvesting and storage, etc.)
- Instrumental aspects of PFM, ESM, SS-PFM, and related techniques
- Nanoelectromechanics of materials and PFM/ESM theory
- Ferroelectric tunneling and memristor effect via PFM/ESM
- Multiferroic phenomena on the nanoscale
- Disordered ferroelectrics and mesoscopic effects by PFM
- Ferroelectric data storage and polarization lithography
- Ionic conductors, battery materials, and fuel cells on the nanoscale
- Ferroelectric photovoltaics and tip-enhanced phenomena
- Ferroelectric semiconductors and surface phenomena
- Interface engineering via PFM
- Biocompatible & organic polar materials on the nanoscale
- 1D and 2D nanostructured materials via PFM
- Ultra-thin films and low dimensional nanostructures (including fundamentals, synthesis and characterisation)
- Domains and domain walls (including fundamentals, advanced characterisation, domain wall dynamics, and engineering)
- Multiferroics and magnetoelectrics (including fundamentals, processing, and properties) Piezoelectricity (including high-performance piezoelectric single crystals and thin films, lead-free piezoelectrics, piezoelectric polymers, MEMS & other integrated piezo-devices)
- Materials for energy generation, conversion, and storage (including high-energy density and high-power capacitors, electrocalorics, thermoelectrics, pyroelectrics, piezoelectrics, photovoltaics, etc. and their applications)
- Ferroelectric memory materials & devices (including novel materials, ultra-thin film synthesis and characterisation, CMOS-compatible processes, device integration, nonvolatile memory, and neuromorphic computing applications)
- Advanced characterisation and simulation methods for polar dielectrics (including atomic-scale microscopy techniques, UV/VIS/IR/Raman/NMR, etc. spectroscopy, dielectric and microwave spectroscopy, XRD and neutron diffraction techniques, ab initio simulations, molecular dynamics, artificial intelligence, accelerated material discovery, phase-field method, etc.)
The deadline for abstract submissions is 21 January 2022. Abstracts should be submitted according to the information on the symposium web page, this information can be found here. Each abstract will receive careful review and evaluation by the Symposium Technical Program Committee based on originality of the work, contribution to the state of the art, and overall interest to the ferroelectrics community.
Abstract Submission Deadline - 18 January 2022
Acceptance Notification - 18 February 2022
Author Registration Deadline - 8 April 2022
Video Submission Deadline - 7 June 2022
Proceedings/Full Manuscript Deadline - 27 June 2022
For more information please visit the symposium web page.