Functional Ceramics

Symposium organizer

Jürgen Rödel

Local symposium organizer

Vincenzo Buscaglia

This symposium will cover single-phase or multi-phase bulk ceramics, co-fired multilayers, thin and thick films as well as single crystals in all aspects of processing, characterization, properties, modelling and application. A particular focus will be given to new and sustainable materials and processes,as well as in-situ characterization techniques.
The symposium will focuson three strategic areas:electroceramics, optical ceramics, magnetic ceramics (materials with a focus on energy applications will be considered in Symposium 6).

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Conductors (semiconductors, superconductors, piezotronics)
  • Resistors (non-linear, magnetoresistance)
  • Dielectrics (microwave dielectrics, LTCC, high-temperature, degradation)
  • Ferroelectrics, pyroelectrics and piezoelectrics (lead-free and lead-containing, high-temperature, domain-wall conductivity, electrocalorics)
  • Coupled phenomena (multiferroics, electromagnetic wave absorption materials)
  • Active transparent ceramics (phosphors, scintillators, Q-switches and laser gain-media)
  • Passive transparent ceramics (armor, IR windows, lighting device envelopes, electro-optic devices, artificial gems)
  • Hard and soft magnetic ceramics
  • Magnetostriction
  • Magnetocalorics

Symposium organizer
Jürgen Rödel (Technical University of Darmstadt, DE)
Local symposium organizer
Vincenzo Buscaglia (ICMATE-CNR, IT)

Symposium Co-organizers
Matias Acosta (Cambridge University, UK)
Jun Chen (University of Science and Technology, CN)
Cathy Elissalde(ICMCB, FR)
Adrian Goldstein (Israel Ceramic and Silicate Institute, IL)
Eberhard Hennig (PI Ceramic GmbH, DE)
Darko Makovec (Jozef Stefan Institute, SI)