14th International Symposium
on Ferroic Domains
Barcelona, 26-28 September 2018
The International Symposium on Ferroic Domains (ISFD) has been held bi-annually since 1989, timed to fall between the International Meeting of Ferroelectricity and the European Meeting of Ferroelectricity. It serves both as a half-way stop between them and as a portent of what’s going to be hot in the next year’s highlight meeting of ferroelectricity.
The research themes cover experimental and theoretical advances in our understanding of domains, domain walls, phase boundaries and other topological mobile structures. Scientific quality and originality are the sole criteria for selecting talks.
The forthcoming ISFD-14 is going to be held in Barcelona, at the “Casa de Convalescencia”, a UNESCO-listed modernist building a stone’s throw from the Sagrada Familia. We look forward to seeing you and your fresh results here.
About ferroic domains
The field of ferroic domains is riding on a strong wave of interest on the physics and functionalities of domain walls.
- The discovery of emergent electronic properties inside domain walls goes hand in hand with the development of powerful and versatile nanoscopy tools to that allow us to measure and manipulate domains and domain walls with new degrees of freedom and with unprecedented accuracy.
- At the same time, materials engineering has risen to the point where we can make single-cristalline films with perfectly ordered and oriented domains of the desired type.
- Alongside these experimental advances, first principles calculation methods have also expanded their capabilities to the point where extensive arrays of domains and domain walls can be simulated.
The maturity and synergy between these different fields is contributing to the rapid advance of nanoferroic domains and domain wall nanoelectronics. The ISFD is the venue to showcase this progress.
The Symposium will be held in an outstanding building of modernist architecture in downtown Barcelona
Sant Antoni Mª Claret, 171
08041 Barcelona, Spain
The city of Barcelona offers plenty of suitable accommodations. We suggest you book your stay in one of the following Hotels the sooner the better:
Below are the invited speakers that have already confirmed their attendance. We will expand this list as we complete the programme
Prof. Sang-Wook Cheong
Department of Physics and Astronomy, The State University of New Jersey (USA)
Prof. Marty Gregg
School of Mathematics and Physics, Centre for Nanostructured Media (CNM) (Ireland)
Prof. Alexei Gruverman
Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Nebraska-Lincoln (USA)
Prof. R. Ramesh
University of Berkeley (USA)
Prof. Massimiliano Stengel
ICREA Research Professor at Institut de Ciència de Materials de Barcelona (CSIC - ICMAB) (Spain)
Prof. Nagarajan Valanoor
School of Materials Science and Engineering, UNSW Sydney (Australia)
The registration fee covers all conference costs, including coffee breaks and lunch for Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, and Conference Dinner on Friday.
|Registration options||Early bird registration - Until 22 July 2018||Late registration - From 23 July 2018|
(*) The early bird registration deadline has been extended to July 22nd!