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ANIM 3: advances and enhanced functionalities of anion-controlled new inorganic materials

Based on the success of the 1st (E-MRS symposium T, Spring 2013) and 2nd edition (E-MRS GG, Spring 2015), this symposium will focus on the solid state chemistry and physics of mixed anion materials. Their vast application prospects and huge innovative potential will be promoted. Compared to the widely investigated oxides, they offer tremendous possibilities to tune the chemical bonding through multiple anions and the subsequent properties. ANIM 3 aims to cover a large domain from the synthesis to the understanding of the fundamental properties of novel devices based on enhanced properties offered by such materials.


The present E-MRS symposium aims creating a European forum for the different types of researchers necessary to promote this field (materials scientists, solid state chemists and physicists, analytical scientists and device design engineers – experimentalists and theoreticians). The symposium will facilitate interdisciplinary discussions within and between these “core groups”, thereby stimulating collaboration and thus it will strengthen the European and Worldwide activities in this expanding and particularly promising field.

The symposium’s scope will survey the mixed-anion materials landscape with emphasize on the following aspects:

  • Searches for new perovskites, related materials, but also more exotic phases with the goal to expand and tune their functionalities and electronic properties from anion control (e.g. photocatalytic, luminescent materials, nonlinear optical materials, ferroelectric, ferromagnetic, semiconductive, thermoelectric, electroresistive, magnetoresistive, conductive transparent high temperature stable electrodes, solid state electrolytes, ionic conductors, dipole glasses, quasi-2-dimensional electron gases (Q2-DEG) in insulating hetero-interfaces etc…).
  • Advances in synthesis techniques that have enabled the development of mixed anion materials, with emphasize on more efficient and environmental friendly methods.
  • Computational approaches to accelerate new mixed anion materials discovery for various applications, to guide experimentalists. Theoretical studies to help current and future design of new (multi)functional materials. Theoretical concepts for novel physics expected to be derived from new functions and properties of coordinate covalent-bonding engineered ceramic material systems, epitaxial and polycrystalline thin films, glasses, single crystals, quantum size effects in nanoparticles and nanosized powders.
  • Overviewing of anion-substituted inorganic materials in device development activities: state-of the-art characterization and electronic properties improvement based on heterostructures, interface phenomena, electrode interactions and various device prototypes demonstrations.

Hot topics to be covered by the symposium:

  • Innovative synthesis routes for Anion-substituted New Inorganic Materials (ANIM) oxynitrides, oxyfluorides, oxyhydrides and other mixed anion materials (powders, nanomaterials, bulk ceramics, glasses, thin films and single crystals).
  • Structural features and anion order of ANIM.
  • ANIM-based (photo)catalyst materials.
  • Optical properties: luminescence, nonlinear optical properties of ANIM materials.
  • Feromagnetic, paramagnetic; paraelectric, high-K gate, ferroelectric, multiferroic properties of ANIM materials. ANIM-type semiconducting and highly conducting electrode materials.
  • ANIM-based energy materials for production and storage of energy: solid electrolytes, fuel cell materials electrode materials, supercapacitor materials, battery materials, hydrogen storage materials, ionic conductor and thermoelectric materials.
  • Band gap and electronic structure engineering from anionic substitution: Applications
  • Theory, simulations and combinatorial approaches for design of new anion-controlled materials and prediction of their functionalities.
  • Technical challenges in the analytical and functional properties characterization of ANIM materials

Tentative list of invited speakers:

  • Evgeny V. Antipov (Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia)
  • Simon Clarke (University of Oxford, UK)
  • Joke Hadermann (University of Antwerp, Belgium)
  • Katsuro Hayashi (Kyushu University, Japan)
  • Hideo Hosono (Tokyo Institute of Technology, Yokohama, Japan)
  • Alain Demourgues (ICMCB, Bordeaux, France)
  • Andries Meijerink (Utrecht University, The Netherlands)
  • Wolfgang Schnick, (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Germany)
  • Aron Walsh (Imperial College London, UK)
  • Patrick Woodward (The Ohio State University, USA)

Tentative list of scientific committee members:

  • J. Paul Attfield (University of Edinburgh, UK)
  • Laurence Croguennec (ICMCB, Bordeaux, France)
  • Shiv Halasyanami (University of Houston, USA)
  • Mike Hayward (University of Oxford, UK)
  • Shinichi Kikkawa (Hokkaido University, Japan)
  • Olivier Mentre (UCCS, Lille, France)
  • Kenneth Poeppelmeier (Northwestern University, USA)
  • Franck Tessier (ISCR, Rennes, France)

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Symposium organizers
Hiroshi KAGEYAMAKyoto University

Department of Energy and Hydrocarbon Chemistry - Graduate School of Engineering - Nishikyo-ku, Kyoto, 615-8510, Japan

+81 75 383 2506

Unité de Catalyse et de Chimie du Solide (UCCS). Cité Scientifique, ENSCL, bâtiment C7, Avenue Mendeleiev, 59650 Villeneuve d’Ascq - France

+33 (0)3 20 33 64 34
James RONDINELLINorthwestern University

Department of Materials Science and Engineering - McCormick School of Engineering - 2220 Campus Drive Cook 2036 Evanston, IL 60208-3109, USA

+1 847 491 3198
Songhak YOON

Universität Stuttgart - Institut für Materialwissenschaft - Chemische Materialsynthese - Heisenbergstr. 3 - 70569 Stuttgart, Germany

+49 711 685 61974