The 6th International Workshop on Relaxor Ferroelectrics
||July 17-21, 2018
|LOCATION:||Coast Coal Harbour Hotel|
|1180 W Hastings Street,|
|Vancouver, BC V6E 4R5|
The 6th International Workshop on Relaxor Ferroelectrics (IWRF-2018) will be held on July 17-21, 2018 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
IWRF-2018 is a part of a series of international conferences on the named theme. As a recent and successful series in the ferroic materials community, the IWRFs are devoted to in-depth discussions on basic and applied aspects of phenomena originating from chemical order/disorder, structural inhomogeneities in condensed matters which could result in extraordinary properties useful for a wide range of future technological applications such as Internet of Things.
Relaxor ferroelectrics form an important class of functional materials, that includes the piezoelectrics (which convert mechanical energy into electrical energy, and vice versa), ferroelectrics (with switchable remnant polarization) and magnetoelectrics (with interacting polarization and magnetization). These materials are useful in a vast range of industrial and commercial applications in energy storage, environmental sensing and heath monitoring, e.g. as nonvolatile random-access memory devices in future computers, ‘smart’ sensors and actuators for active control of vibration or noise, high-resolution ultrasonic probes for more accurate medical imaging, diagnosing and treatment, micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS), and electromechanical transducers for bio-sensing or energy harvesting.
IWRF-2018 is aimed to provide a forum to present and discuss the state-of-the-art developments in relaxor ferroelectrics and related materials, with emphasis on the analysis, theory and modeling, and interpretations of the relaxor ferroelectricity and related phenomena, in order to provide a better understanding of the relationship between the nano-structures and macroscopic properties of relaxors, and to design and synthesize novel relaxor ferroelectric materials of high-performance for technological applications.
For more information, visit the IWRF-2018 website.