Smart Materials & Systems Committee of the Functional Materials Group sponsored event.
Ferroelectric materials are used in a wide range of devices with a world market value worth tens of billions of dollars per annum. Applications include actuators, sensors, motors, acoustic devices, medical ultrasound devices, sonar, microwave communications filters, uncooled infra-red detectors and imagers, displays and other optical devices, memories and the rapidly growing field of micro-electro-mechanical devices (MEMS) and biomedical devices. The aim of the conference is to provide a platform for UK and international academics and industrialists to discuss recent developments in the broad area of ferroelectric materials and devices. The event provides the opportunity to establish fruitful collaborations and discuss research directions that will accelerate innovation in a world that is increasingly fast moving. All aspects of ferroelectricity and ferroelectric materials fall within the scope of the conference. In addition the conference will cover the closely related topics of piezoelectric, pyroelectric and multiferroic materials and their applications in sensors, actuators and electronics. Ferroelectrics UK 2020 is the 9th in the series and will be hosted by the University of Bath. Previous meetings were held in Paisley, Cranfield, Belfast, Leeds, Sheffield, Birmingham, Manchester and London. They have attracted delegates from the USA and Europe as well as the UK, giving a valuable opportunity for participants to present their work and establish valuable collaborations which led to development of novel ferroelectric materials and applications.
Conference Venue: Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution, 16 -18 Queen Square, Bath, BA1 2HN
Conference Website: https://www.bath.ac.uk/campaigns/ferroelectrics-uk-2020-conference/
Abstracts open for submission: 1 December 2019
Abstracts close: 28 February 2020
Acceptance for contributed papers: 30 March 2020