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02/13/2017 - 02/16/2017 | Levi

Towards Reality in Nanoscale Materials IX

The workshop will be focused on nanoscale materials, with thematic sessions on energy materials, inorganic 2D materials, applications and also on the role of defects.

The workshop will be focused on, but not limited to, low-dimensional systems, with thematic sessions on:
- Tools - focused on recently developed methods for nanoscale characterization and integration with bulk materials.
- Applications - nanoelectronics sensors and systems for enforcing security at borders, airports and transport nodes, catalysis for decontamination of water, land and objects.
- Energy materials - focused on the application of nanoscale investigative techniques, particularly first principles modelling in energy-related research. Including photovoltaics, batteries, supercapacitors, fuel cells, hydrogen technologies, thermoelectrics, photo- and nanocatalysis, solar power technologies, magnetic refrigeration, and piezoelectric materials.
- Defects - studies of doped and irradiated interfaces and the resultant defect structures. Beyond just studying and understanding the properties of defects and impurities, we wish to explore avenues of atomic scale control: charging; optical excitation; mechanical manipulation. This direction leads to the possibility of tailoring the electronic structure of nanoscale interfaces.
- Transport - studies of the migration of defects, impurities and electrons across interfaces.
- Methods - application of first principles methods to atomistic modeling of non-ideal nanoscale materials. Including advanced approaches for studying excited states and very large systems, and the limits of accuracy in electronic structure calculations.
- Multiscale - approaches to link first principles calculations to larger scale methods, such as kinetic Monte Carlo.

Invited Speakers:
- Timothy M. Swager, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
- Peter Liljeroth, Aalto University, Finland
- Shigeki Kawai, NIMS, Japan
- Peter Bøggild, DTU Nanotech, Denmark
- Stefan Facsko, Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf, Germany
- Sarah Heigh, University of Manchester, UK
- Luca Ottaviano, University of L'Aquila, Italy
- Pavel Jelinek, Institute of Physics of the Czech Academy of Science, Czech Republic
- Stephan Hofmann, University of Cambridge, UK
- Christofer Hierold, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
- Jean-Christophe Charlier, Ecole Polytechnique de Louvain, Belgium
- Kostya Novoselov, University of Manchester, UK (TBC)

Further speakers to be confirmed.

Information on participating / attending:
Participation is free. However, the number of participants is limited.

Registration is now open – Deadline for abstract submission/registration: November 21, 2016

Please note that the TRNM meeting is under the NATO umbrella and this means that only researchers working in institutions from NATO and NATO partner countries can participate in the event.


02/13/2017 09:00 - 02/16/2017 19:00

Event venue:

Levi, Finnish Lapland

Target group:

Scientists and scholars

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Subject areas:

Energy, Materials sciences, Physics / astronomy

Types of events:

Seminar / workshop / discussion




Dr. Christine Bohnet


Kommunikation und Medien

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