Symposium EL18-Fundamentals of Mixed Ionic-Electronic Conductors

Mixed ionic-electronic conductors, also known as mixed conductors, are an increasingly important category of materials with applications in energy storage, electrochromic displays, bioelectronics, sensors, electrocatalysis, neuromorphic devices, and actuators. Mixed conductors exhibit both ion and electron/hole conductivity, and ionic-electronic coupling (i.e., capacitance), allowing them to effectively transduce ionic signals to electronic ones, and vice versa. In recent years, new mixed conductors have been developed beyond the traditional metals oxides and phosphates to include (semi)conducting polymers, radical polymers, perovskites, and hybrid organic-inorganic materials, enabling improved performance and new functionalities. Despite these advances, challenges remain in characterizing and modeling the dynamic relationship among electronic transport, ionic transport, and material structure during device operation. This symposium will focus on the synthesis, characterization, and modeling of these emerging materials, with an emphasis on their fundamental understanding, existing challenges, and future directions. In particular, new material designs and synthetic approaches, structure-property relationships, mechanical properties, device physics and engineering, electrochemical transistors, in-situ and in-operando characterization, materials and device stability, theory, modeling, and molecular dynamics simulations will be covered. This symposium will provide a unique opportunity to bring together experts in organic, inorganic, and hybrid materials to discuss the fundamentals of mixed ionic-electronic conductors.

Topics will include:

  • Design and synthesis of new materials
  • Organic (semi)conductors
  • Radical polymers
  • Perovskites and hybrid materials
  • Device engineering
  • Optimization of electrochemical transistors
  • Fundamentals of ion and electron/hole transport
  • In-situ and in-operando characterization
  • Mechanical and electronic stability
  • Theory, modeling, and molecular dynamics simulations

Invited Speakers (tentative):

  • Bryan Boudouris (Purdue University, USA)
  • Gitti Frey (Technion–Israel Institute of Technology, Israel)
  • Aristide Gumyusenge (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA)
  • Sahika Inal (King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia)
  • Jodie Lutkenhaus (Texas A&M University, USA)
  • Jenny Nelson (Imperial College London, United Kingdom)
  • Christian Nielsen (Queen Mary University of London, United Kingdom)
  • Jianyong Ouyang (National University of Singapore, Singapore)
  • Jonathan Rivnay (Northwestern University, USA)
  • Julia Schneider (Fordham University, USA)
  • Eleni Stavrinidou (Linköping University, Sweden)
  • Takeo Suga (Waseda University, Japan)

Symposium Organizers

Laure Kayser
University of Delaware
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
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Scott Keene
University of Cambridge
Department of Engineering
United Kingdom
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Christine Luscombe

Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology

Graduate University pi-Conjugated Polymers Unit

Micaela Matta
King's College London
Department of Chemistry
United Kingdom
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