Bunsen Colloquium

New Horizons in Solid State Ionics

on the occasion of the 68th birthday of Manfred Martin

July 28 – 29, 2022
Institute of Physical Chemistry, RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, Germany

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Solid State Ionics is the field devoted to the study of ion transport and reactivity in the solid state. It has a long and illustrious history, which started with the studies of Michael Faraday and which was set on a firm foundation by the fundamental work of Nernst, Frenkel, Schottky and Wagner. Since those beginnings, interest in the subject has increased continuously, with a focus on materials for solid oxide fuel cells, lithium batteries and sensors. In the last twenty years or so, there have been several surprising developments in the field, not only in terms of the materials systems that are attracting attention, and in terms of possible applications, but also in terms of new and improved methods of investigation, both experimental and computational. This Bunsen colloquium will provide a forum to discuss the latest developments in the field of Solid State Ionics and to examine the prospects for the future. In addition, the convergence of solid state ionics and solid state electronics will be discussed. The Colloquium will also include an extended Poster Session. We look forward to contributions from national and international participants.

Conference Program

Thursday, 28th July 2022
08:00 – 09:00 Registration
09:00 – 17:30 Oral Presenations
17:30 – 18:30 Poster Session

Friday, 29th July 2022
09:00 – 17:30 Oral Presenations
17:30 – 18:30 Poster Session

Plenary Speakers

Han-Ill Yoo (Seoul National University)
» Complete documentation of all the mass/charge transport properties of La2NiO4+δ and puzzling thermomigration behavior

Joachim Maier (Max-Planck Institut für Festkörperforschung Stuttgart)
» Solid State Ionics: Mission Uncompleted?

Truls Norby (University of Oslo)
» The p-n-junction has nothing to do with ionics. Does it?
Rainer Waser (RWTH Aachen University)
» Memristive Switching in Oxides – Chemistry and Physics on the Nanoscale

Jürgen Janek (Justus Liebig University Gießen)
» Diffusion and its Role in Solid-State Batteries

Manfred Martin (RWTH Aachen University)
» Defects and transport – still plenty to be done

Invited Speakers

Masanobu Nakayama (Nagoya Institute of Technology)
» Computational and informatics studies on NASICON-type Li ion conductor

Yoshitaka Aoki (Hokkaido University)
» Transformation of zirconate indate perovskites in H2 atmosphere

Jong-Ho Lee (Seoul National University)
» Mechanistic study on fatal phase separation phenomena in electrocatalyst materials

Neil Allan (University of Bristol)
» Oxide Chemistry – still many surprises

Peter Schmidt (TU Darmstadt)
» Wohin wandert das Nichts: Sauerstoffleerstellen
Klaus-Dieter Becker (TU Braunschweig)
» Spectroscopic studies of defects, disorder and diffusion in oxides

Paul Heitjans (Leibniz University Hannover)
» About the Role of NMR in Solid State Ionics

Steven P. Harvey (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)
» Solar Energy from a Big-Picture Perspective to Nanoscale Insights via Tof-SIMS

David N. Müller (FZ Jülich)
» What can X-Rays tell us about point defects (and what not)?

Steffen Neitzel-Grieshammer (FZ Jülich)
» Kinetic Monte Carlo simulations for solid state electrolytes


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Scientific Committee

Roger A. De Souza
Michael Schroeder
Andreas Falkenstein

For questions concerning the scientific program please contact:
Prof. Dr. Roger A. De Souza
Institute of Physical Chemistry
RWTH Aachen University
Landoltweg 2
52056 Aachen
Phone: +49-241-80-94739
Fax: +49-241-80-92128

Bunsen Colloquium 2016: Defects and Diffusion in Solids

Looking for the website of the 2016 Bunsen Colloquium »Defect and Diffusion in Solids« held on the occasion of Peter C. Schmidt's 75th birthday? Please visit www.bunsen.rwth-aachen.de/dds

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