Symposium EN01—Emerging Dielectric Materials—Applications in Energy Transmission, Storage and Conversion
This symposium will broadly cover emerging dielectric materials and application in energy transmission, storage, and conversion. There will be 10 technical topics included in this symposium that can be divided into three parts. The first part of the symposium as represented by topics 1-4 which will focus on advanced dielectric materials required for modern electronics and electrical power systems including: capacitive energy storage, electrical insulation for power delivery, and key components for electrical circuits such as gate dielectric in thin-film transistors and materials for thermal management and packaging. The second part of the symposium comprising topics 5-7 will focus on advanced functional dielectrics for energy conversion including: piezoelectric materials with extraordinary piezoelectric response (polymers, ceramics, single crystals and molecular perovskite solid solutions), dielectric elastomers and their newly developed application in actuation and mechanical energy harvesting, and electrocaloric materials with giant cooling power density for the next generation of solid-state refrigeration. The third part of the symposium is composed of topics 8-10. and will focus on state-of-the-art research in dielectric materials. For instance, the interface effect has long been regarded as the central issue to be understood in heterogeneous dielectric materials. Novel synthesis and characterization techniques have led to excitement in the community due to the discovery of new materials and deepened understanding of dielectric phenomena. Computational modeling has recently emerged as a very competitive approach to the study of dielectric materials, and has already showed promise in the design and prediction of new dielectric materials. Abstracts will be solicited in the research areas as described in the aforementioned 10 topics.