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SYMPOSIUM C
Fundamentals and Technology of Multifunctional Materials and Devices

Technical Symposia: A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H
Topical Symposia: TS1 | TS2 | TS3 | TS4 | TS5

Symposium Chairs

Vanya Darakchieva, Linköping University, Sweden, vanya@ifm.liu.se
Mathias Schubert, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA, schubert@engr.unl.edu

This Symposium encompasses all aspects of advanced thin films, nanomaterials and metamaterials for modern optical, photonic and electronic devices with applications in energy, sensing, communications, information processing and display technologies. We welcome contributions on advanced or novel materials with enhanced process compatibility, stability in adverse environments, or improved device performance, process-structure-property relationships to optimize design, fabrication and integration of multifunctional components for smart and active devices. Contributions describing new and improved process control, in-situ real-time monitoring, growth mechanisms and novel characterization techniques for these materials and applications are particularly welcome.

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C1.  Optical Metrology in Design, Optimization, and Production of Multifunctional Materials 

Session Chairs

Nikolas Podraza, The University of Toledo, USA, nikolas.podraza@utoledo.edu
Juan Antonio Zapien, City University of Hong Kong, HK, apjazs@cityu.edu.hk

Design, prototyping and engineering of advanced electronics and device applications drive the demand for multifunctional coating technologies based on nanomaterial- and thin-film systems to address process compatibility or performance stability in demanding environments (mechanical, radiative, thermal, corrosive, electrochemical, etc.). New fabrication and process technologies of these devices can be facilitated by optical metrology methods in process monitoring, for example using spectrophotometry, ellipsometry, scatterometry, interferometry, vibrational spectroscopies, near-field microscopies and laser-material interactions. We welcome contributions in the fabrication and optical metrology of multifunctional thin films and nanostructures for advanced device applications.

Invited Speaker

H. Kumar Wickramasinghe, University of California, Irvine, USA
“Tip Enhanced Optical Microscopy and Spectroscopy Based on Near Field Force Detection – a Review”

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C2. Novel Oxide Films for Active Devices

Session Chairs

Marko Tadjer, U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, USA, marko.tadjer@nrl.navy.mil
Vanya Darakchieva, Linköping University, Sweden, vanya@ifm.liu.se

This session provides the platform to discuss the synthesis and characterization of novel oxide materials with emphasis on ultra-wide bandgap oxides such as Ga2O3 and its ternary alloys for applications in high power electronics and optoelectronic devices such as deep-UV and solar-blind photodetectors. We aim at bringing together researchers working on material growth and advanced characterization, and device design, modeling and fabrication. Anisotype heterostructure integration of thin oxide and nitride films with bulk oxides, organic semiconductors, metamaterials and nanostructures of binary and complex alloys and polymers will be considered. The goal of this session is to develop next-generation ultra-wide bandgap materials design for high power, high speed advanced functional materials and devices with sustainable, unusual and superior properties.

Invited Speakers

Stephen Pearton, University of Florida, USA
“Ga2O3 Vertical Power Diodes with 1.5 kV Breakdown Voltage”

Ken Goto, Novel Crystal Technology, Inc., Japan
“Halide Vapor Phase Epitaxy of Ga2O3

Siddharth Rajan, Ohio State University, USA
“Materials and Device Engineering for High Performance Beta-Ga2O3 Electronics”

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C3. Thin Films for Energy-Related Applications

Session Chairs

James Partridge, RMIT University, Australia, james.partridge@rmit.edu.au
Per Eklund, Linköping University, Sweden, perek@ifm.liu.se

This session focuses on the materials science, physics, chemistry, and device engineering of thin films and nanostructures for energy-related applications, which include photovoltaics, thermoelectrics, photoelectrochemical water splitting, and batteries. The session will cover both theoretical and experimental work on diverse materials, including but not limited to inorganic group IV, III-V and II-VI semiconductors, organic semiconductors, oxides, nitrides, and novel compounds of earth-abundant elements. We welcome contributions on recent developments in physical, chemical, and optical phenomena, new materials, and novel device concepts in renewable energy technologies.

Invited Speaker

Agne Zukauskaite, Fraunhofer IAF, Germany
“ScAlN-based Thin Films”

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C4. Energetic Materials and Microstructures for Nanomanufacturing

Session Chairs

Karsten Woll, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany, karsten.woll@kit.edu
Ibrahim Emre Gunduz, Purdue University, USA, igunduz@purdue.edu

This session provides a forum to discuss surface and bulk engineering approaches to produce nanostructured energetic materials and relevant high-speed characterization methods. Energetic materials with size and time response commensurate with nanoscale heat transfer phenomena and structure dimensions can be produced by methods such as sputtering, electrochemical deposition, mechanical alloying and printing. Topics of focus include the formation of active micro-/nanostructures, their applications in energetic systems as well as sophisticated high-speed characterization methods based on infrared, optical, X-ray, and electron imaging. Both experimental and theoretical studies are welcome.


Invited Speaker

Christoph Pauly, Universität des Saarlandes, Germany
“Ternary Reactive Ru/Al/X Multilayers - The Effect of Stacking Sequence on Ignition, Propagation and Microstrucure Evolution”

 

 



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