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You are welcome to Singapore for the exciting joint event of 2015 Joint IEEE International Symposium on Applications of Ferroelectric (ISAF), International Symposium on Integrated Functionalities (ISIF), and Piezoresponse Force Microscopy Workshop (PFM) (ISAF-ISIF-PFM 2015).

The joint ISAF-ISIF-PFM 2015 conference will address the science and technological developments related to a broad range of functional materials, covering ferroics, pyroelectrics, piezoelectrics, dielectrics, nanocarbons, and their integration to enable new multifunctional devices, including sensors, actuators, transducers, memories, capacitors, electro-optic devices, magnetic devices, medical devices, and energy harvesting and storage devices. The joint forum provided by the ISAF, ISIF and PFM organizations will provide the unique opportunity for a productive interdisciplinary exchange of ideas on multifunctional materials and integrated functionalities among participants from industry, research institutes, and academia.

Conference Themes

Theme 1: Fundamentals of Ferroics and Related Functionalities

  • Theory & model related to the compositions, structure, properties, and behaviours of ferroics and related materials
  • Ferroic domain structure and engineering
  • Electronic conduction behaviours, ionic phenomena, and defects in ferroelectrics
  • Surface and interface phenomena in ferroelectric materials
  • Relaxor ferroelectrics and disorder effects
  • Ferroelectric photovoltaics and photocatalytics
  • Size effects on structure and properties
  • Multiferroics, antiferroics, and magnetoelectric effects
  • Flexoelectricity and nonlinear behaviours
  • New ferroelectric and multiferroic materials
  • New material-critical functionalities

Theme 2: Composition, Processing and Fabrication of Ferroelectric, Pyroelectric, Piezoelectric, Dielectric Materials, and Related Device Functional Structures

  • Composition and processing of bulk ferroelectric, pyroelectric, piezoelectric, and dielectric materials (single crystals, ceramics, glass-ceramics, polymers, composites, liquid crystals, including lead-free compositions)
  • Composition and processing technologies for thin films, thick films, multilayer structures, one & two dimensional structures, including lead-free compositions
  • Patterning, net-shape forming, self-assembly, micro & nano fabrication
  • Novel ferroelectric, pyroelectric, piezoelectric and functional materials, including new compositions, new structure, functionalities from biomaterials, and ferroelectric-like tissues

Theme 3: Characterization of Ferroelectric, Pyroelectric, Piezoelectric and Dielectric materials

  • Local phenomena in ferroelectrics by various scanning probe microscopy methods
  • Structure and fundamental phenomena in ferroelectrics through X-ray & neutron scattering and diffraction
  • Electron diffraction and microscopy of ferroic materials
  • Optical spectroscopies for ferroelectric, pyroelectric, piezoelectric and dielectric materials, including Raman, THz wave
  • Spectroscopic probing of electronic and electrochemical phenomena at ferroelectric surfaces and interfaces
  • Broadband dielectric spectroscopy, dielectric behaviours at high electric field, and non-linear polarization
  • Piezoelectric and electromechanical characterization
  • Electrochemical strain microscopy
  • Novel characterization methods for functional materials’ structure and properties

Theme 4: Properties and Multiple Functionalities Involving Ferroelectrics and Related Materials

  • Dielectric properties and nonlinear electrical polarization, including tunable dielectric properties and polarization switching behaviours
  • Piezoelectric and electrostrictive properties, phase-change induced strains, photostrictive and photo-induced strain
  • Pyroelectric, electrocaloric, and thermoelectric properties.
  • Photovoltaic, photocatalytic, and electrochemical effects
  • Optical & electro-optic effects, THz in ferroics
  • Nonlinear effects, flexoelectric properties
  • Multiferroic, antiferroic, and magnetoelectric properties
  • Electrical/optical/magnetic/chemical/mechanical interactions and conversions
  • Structure-property relationship, and size/interface dependant behaviours
  • Properties in harsh condition, such as low temperature, high temperature, high pressure
  • Integration and coupling of multiple material functions
  • New behaviours observed in functional materials

Theme 5: Science and Technology of Integrated Functionalities and Applications

  • Sensors, actuators, and transducers including MEMS involving ferroelectric, antiferroelectric, pyroelectric, piezoelectric, dielectrics, and nano-carbon films (e.g. diamond and graphene)
  • Ferroelectrics, antiferroelectrics, pyroelectrics, piezoelectrics, nonlinear dielectrics, and nano-carbons for energy related applications, including energy storage and energy harvesting, and the related competitive alternatives
  • Materials and device concepts for established and emerging non-volatile memories (RRAMs, and novel oxides such as RTiO3 and RNiO3 perovskites, correlated electron oxides, and magnetic oxides (spintronics) , Mo(S,Se), graphene/ferroic junction devices)
  • Integration of ferroics, pyroelectrics, piezoelectrics and dielectrics in CMOS
  • Tunable dielectrics and piezoelectric acoustics (such as SAW, BAW) for RF and high frequency devices
  • Multiferroic and magnetoelectric effects for magnetic devices and spintronics
  • Quantum theory of dielectric function in mixed media – electronic structure and dielectric properties, including ferroics, pyroelectricity, piezoelectricity, and superconductivity
  • Device concepts and applications of new phases in material interfaces and nanolaminates of oxides
  • Biomedical applications involving biocompatible ferroics, pyroelectrics, piezoelectrics, nonlinear dielectrics, and other biocompatible materials (e.g., diamond, graphene and polymers)
  • Optical & electro-optic applications (optical modulation, signal processing, optical storage, photonic band-gaps, THz wave generation)
  • Non-destructive evaluation, condition/environment monitoring, and biomedical imaging (including ultrasonic and photoacoustic imaging) enabled with advanced functional materials
  • Other emerging concepts and devices with integrated material functionalities