We are happy to report that the Bunsen Colloquium on Defects and diffusion in solids took place from November 10 to 11, 2016 in Aachen, Germany. Thanks to all participants for making the Bunsen Colloquium a success!
Roger A. De Souza
The past years have seen several Bunsen Colloquia devoted to reactivity as well as diffusivity in solids, topics that are of central importance in advanced materials research and engineering. This year’s Bunsen Colloquium continued this series. It focused on defects and diffusion in solids and on the application of new theoretical concepts. Understanding the microscopic properties of solids at the level of defects and diffusion mechanisms is critical for understanding the macroscopic properties of materials. Ever more powerful supercomputers and superior program packages now allow the complex behaviour of atoms and ions to be studied. Approximations that were previously required can now be neglected due to improved algorithms, as will be discussed at this Colloquium. Topics covered were, for example, the explicit consideration of phonon-electron coupling in quantum mechanical calculations for electronic conductivity and the application of time-dependent DFT methods to materials’ research.
The list of speakers included:
Besides the Invited Lectures, the Colloquium included an extended Poster Session with many poster presentations that were concerned with cutting-edge investigations on the topic of this Colloquium.
Thursday, 10th November 2016
12:00 – 13:00 Registration, Snack, Mounting of Posters
13:00 – 13:15 Opening of the Colloquium
13:15 – 15:15 Plenary Session
15:15 – 16:00 Coffee Break and Poster Session
16:00 – 17:30 Plenary Session
17:30 – 18:30 Poster Session with beer and pretzel
Friday, 11th November 2016
09:30 – 10:30 Plenary Session
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee Break and Poster Session
11:00 – 12:00 Plenary Session
12:00 – 12:15 Closing of the Colloquium
12:15 – 13:15 Lunch and Departure
Roger A. De Souza
For questions concerning the scientific program please contact:
Prof. Dr. Manfred Martin
Institute of Physical Chemistry
RWTH Aachen University
Please do not hesitate to contact the local organizers of the Colloquium if you have any further questions: