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Symposium SF03-Ion Insertion—Fundamental Processes and Applications to Switching

Ion insertion is a process of inserting ions into materials to control materials properties, which has recently emerged as a viable approach for tuning functional properties, including electrical, mechanical, optical, magnetic, and catalytic properties. One notable example of ion-insertion is ion intercalation in layered materials, which has transformed our lives via the invention of Li-ion batteries. This interdisciplinary MRS symposium will, for the first time, bring together researchers working on fundamental ion insertion processes with those utilizing ion insertion on different functional devices, many of whom are primarily affiliated with different communities despite the central unifying theme of ion insertion. This symposium will focus on both experimental and theoretical efforts to understand and use ion insertion in bulk and low-dimensional materials, as well as applications to various functional materials and devices. The symposium will bring together an interdisciplinary and diverse group of researchers on these topics to discuss the diverse facets of the field and pave a way for future discoveries and engineering of new tools.

Topics will include emerging theories on ion insertion dynamics, method developments in both intercalation platforms and characterization, and applications of ion insertion with respect to diverse fields including sensing, catalysis, and computing.

Topics will include:

  • Method develop in ion insertion platform and characterization
  • Theory of ion insertion dynamics
  • Synthesis of layered bulk and low-dimensional materials suitable for intercalation
  • Chemical and electrochemical methods for ion insertion
  • Effects of ion insertion on electronic, mechanical, thermal, optical, and magnetic properties
  • Applications of ion insertion for digital, analog, neuromorphic, and/or quantum computing
  • Electrochemical devices for sensing, photonics, and memristive devices
  • Opportunities for biointerfacing

Invited Speakers (tentative):

  • David Cahill (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA)
  • William Chueh (Stanford University, USA)
  • Regina Dittmann (Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH, Germany)
  • Kristie Koski (University of California, Davis, USA)
  • Mario Lanza (King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia)
  • Aaron Lindenberg (Stanford University, USA)
  • Diana Qiu (Yale University, USA)
  • Aditya Sood (Princeton University, USA)
  • Alec Talin (Sandia National Laboratories, USA)
  • Kazuya Terabe (National Institute for Materials Science, Japan)
  • Ilia Valov (Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH, Germany)
  • Yoeri van de Burgt (Technische Universiteit Eindhoven, Netherlands)
  • Bilge Yildiz (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA)

Symposium Organizers

Iwnetim Abate
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Materials Science & Engineering
No Phone for Symposium Organizer Provided , iabate@mit.edu

Judy Cha
Cornell University
Materials Science and Engineering

Yiyang Li
University of Michigan
Materials Science & Engineering

Jennifer Rupp
Technische Universität München

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