Materials science

MS 4
Functional thin films


Location / Stream:
spectrum A

Session chairs


This session focusses on functional thin films and advanced structured materials targeted for applications in a wide range of energy and information technologies, including intriguing physical effects at interfaces of epitaxial complex oxide systems, electron and ion conductors, photovoltaics, thermo-electrics, dielectrics, and resistive switching. The optimization of these devices, from materials’ design to applications, requires a thorough knowledge of the structural, physical, and chemical properties, its interactions with the environment and the role of interfacial effects, for which recent technical innovations in electron microscopy hardware and software have provided a fertile ground for their analysis with unprecedented spatial and spectral resolution. We welcome contributions to latest developments at the forefront of scientific achievements and impact in the design, synthesis, characterization, and applications of functional thin films.