14th International Symposium
on Ferroic Domains

Barcelona, 26-29 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.

Conference Chairs

Gustau Catalán

ICREA Research Professor

Oxide Nanophysics Group
Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICN2)

Contact: ISFD@icn2.cat

Neus Domingo

Senior Researcher and Leader of Advanced AFM Research Platform

Oxide Nanophysics Group
Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICN2)

Contact: ISFD@icn2.cat

Venue

Casa Convalescència

The Symposium will be held in an outstanding building of modernist architecture in downtown Barcelona

Casa Convalescència
Sant Antoni Mª Claret, 171
08041 Barcelona, Spain

Accommodation

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:

HOTEL AYRE ****

C/ Rosselló 390
08025 Barcelona
Tel: + 34 936009200

www.ayrehoteles.com/en/hotel-rosellon
E-mail: rosellon@ayrehoteles.com

HOTEL SAGRADA FAMÍLIA ***

C/ Còrsega, 541-543
08025 Barcelona
Tel: + 34 93 436 61 15

www.hotelsagradafamilia.com/en
E-mail: info@hotelsagradafamilia.com

HOTEL AMREY SANT PAU **

C/ Sant Antoni Maria Claret, 173
08041 Barcelona
Tel.: +34 93 433 51 51

www.hotelsantpau.com
Email: booking@hotelsantpau.com

Speakers

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

Prof. Sang-Wook Cheong

Department of Physics and Astronomy, The State University of New Jersey (USA)

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Prof. Marty Gregg

Prof. Marty Gregg

School of Mathematics and Physics, Centre for Nanostructured Media (CNM) (Ireland)

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Dr Julia Herrero Albillos

Dr Julia Herrero Albillos

Centro Universitario de la Defensa, Zaragoza (Spain)

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Dr Jorge Íñiguez

Dr Jorge Íñiguez

Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST) (Luxembourg)

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Prof. Beena Kalisky

Prof. Beena Kalisky

Bar-Ilan University (Israel)

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Dr Eric Langenberg

Dr Eric Langenberg

Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Cornell University (USA)

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Prof. Dr Beatriz Noheda

Prof. Dr Beatriz Noheda

Zernike Institute for Advanced Materials (The Netherlands)

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Dr Dennis Meier

Dr Dennis Meier

Norwegian University of Science and Technology (Norway)

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Prof. Patrycja Paruch

Prof. Patrycja Paruch

University of Geneva (Italia)

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Prof. R. Ramesh

Prof. R. Ramesh

University of Berkeley (USA)

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Prof. Ekhard Salje

Prof. Ekhard Salje

University of Cambridge (UK)

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Prof. James F. Scott

Prof. James F. Scott

University of St Andrews (UK)

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Prof. Massimiliano Stengel

Prof. Massimiliano Stengel

ICREA Research Professor at Institut de Ciència de Materials de Barcelona (CSIC - ICMAB)

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Prof. Nagarajan Valanoor

Prof. Nagarajan Valanoor

School of Materials Science and Engineering, UNSW Sydney (Australia)

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Prof. Chan-Ho Yang

Prof. Chan-Ho Yang

Department of Physics, Korea Institute of Science and Technology (Korea)

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Prof. Zuo-Guang Ye

Prof. Zuo-Guang Ye

Simon Fraser University (Canada)

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Dr Pavlo Zubko

Dr Pavlo Zubko

London Centre for Nanotechnology (UK)

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Abstract submission

Abstracts may be up to one page long and can include figures and references.
Make sure to include the name and affiliation of all the authors, with the presenting author in first place.

Deadline for abstract submission has been extended to Sunday 10/06/2018

Contribution

All fields are required

Registration

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 14 July 2018 Late registration - From 15 July 2018
Invited 290€ 350€
Student 290€ 350€
Other 350€ 390€

Program

We are building an exciting Program. Come back soon to learn more about it!

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