Bunsen Colloquium

Defects and diffusion in solids: Application of new theoretical concepts

November 10-11, 2016
Institute of Physical Chemistry, RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, Germany

Bunsen Colloquium on the occasion of the 75th birthday of Peter C. Schmidt

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!

Manfred Martin
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:

  • Stefan Blügel (Jülich)
  • Walter Wolf (Wien)
  • Volker Eyert (Potsdam)
  • Timo Jacob (Ulm)
  • Jörg Neugebauer (Düsseldorf)
  • Florian Müller-Plathe (Darmstadt)
  • Kurt Stokbro (Kopenhagen)
  • Tomáš Bucko (Bratislava)
  • Eberhard Gross (Halle)
  • Jürgen Janek (Gießen)
  • Rainer Waser (Aachen)

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.

Conference Program

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

The Bunsen Colloquium was held at:
RWTH Aachen University
Institute of Physical Chemistry
Landoltweg 2
52074 Aachen

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Scientific Committee

Manfred Martin
Roger A. De Souza

For questions concerning the scientific program please contact:
Prof. Dr. Manfred Martin
Institute of Physical Chemistry
RWTH Aachen University
Landoltweg 2
52056 Aachen
Phone: +49-241-80-94712
Fax: +49-241-80-92128

Local Organizers

Please do not hesitate to contact the local organizers of the Colloquium if you have any further questions:

Fabian Draber
Phone: +49-241-80-98617

Philipp Hein
Phone: +49-241-80-98617

Julius Köttgen
Phone: +49-241-80-98617

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