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Piezoelectric polar oxides

The Special Symposium Piezoelectric Polar Oxides is expected to bring together a worldwide scientific audience for an exchange of ideas and the latest findings in the field of polar oxides with special focus on lithium niobate, lithium tantalate and its solid solutions.


Piezoelectric polar oxides exhibit extraordinary capabilities for energy harvesting, energy storage, health monitoring and sensing applications. Moreover, such materials represent extremely variable model systems for the discovery and application of new fundamental phenomena in materials science and physics due to tailorable properties by means of the composition and, if applies, size of ferroelectric domains. The wide range of properties such as high piezoelectric constants or low acoustic losses enables the use piezoelectric oxides as actuator or resonant sensor respectively.

The proposed symposium is expected to cover a broad range of topics, including the characterization and investigation of structural, dielectric and piezoelectric properties of materials, as well as acoustic loss, charge and optical responses, transport mechanisms, microscopic investigations and more. Further, the studies of materials that are stable at temperatures above about 400 °C and in different atmosphere types, as well as the presentation of new materials and methods will be especially acknowledged.

Hot topics to be covered:

  • Synthesis and crystal growth
  • Preparation of domain structures
  • Defect structures
  • Electronic and atomic transport
  • High-temperature stability
  • Acoustic loss
  • Modelling
  • Advanced optics
  • Applications

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Symposium organizers
Eva Ilona TICHY-RACSWigner Research Centre for Physics, Institute of Solid Strate Physics and Optics, Dept. of Applied and Nonlinear Optics Research

Konkoly-Thege Miklos ut 29-33, Budapest, Hungary
Marco BAZZANUniversity of Padua

Via F. Marzolo 8, 35122 Padova, Italy
Simone SANNAInstitute of Theoretical Physics - Justus Liebig University Giessen

Heinrich-Buff-Ring 16, 35392 Giessen, Germany
Yuriy SUHAKInstitute of Energy Research and Physical Technologies - Clausthal University of Technology

Am Stollen 19B, 38640 Goslar, Germany