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Topical Clusters

  • Characterization (CH)
  • Materials Theory, Computation and Data (DS)
  • Energy and Sustainability (EN)
  • Electronics, Optics and Photonics (EQ)
  • Manufacturing (MF)
  • Nanomaterials (NM)
  • Quantum (QT)
  • Biomaterials and Soft Materials (SB)
  • Structural and Functional Materials (SF)

Symposium QT01—Applications and Characterization of Nonequilibrium Electron, Phonon and Polaron Dynamics

The interactions between charge carriers (electrons and holes) and a material's vibrational modes (phonons) in far from equilibrium conditions has given rise to new condensed matter physics that can be exploited for a variety of applications. The development of new materials and devices is on-going to take advantage of these non-equilibrium dynamics to achieve improved efficiencies. This symposium will cover materials exhibiting novel non-equilibrium electron and phonon dynamics, and their applications to solar energy conversion in photovoltaics and photocatalysis. The interdisciplinary nature of the topics will bring together physicists, material scientists, engineers, chemists, and theorists working towards "Applications of Nonequilibrium Electron, Phonon, and Polaron Dynamics". Papers will cover novel hot carrier (electron or hole), phononic, and polaronic materials and their applications, along with computer modelling and simulation, and characterization techniques. Submissions ranging from material characterization to device demonstrations, modelling, and characterization technique development will be welcome.

It is anticipated that submissions will fall into three categories - Applications of non-equilibrium dynamics in photovoltaics, photocatalysis, and optoelectronics; Characterization and theory of non-equilibrium electron/hole and phonon dynamics; and Materials exhibiting novel hot carrier, phononic, and polaronic dynamics/interactions covering plasmonics, bulk and quantum confined semiconductors, and perovskites and other soft materials.

Topics will include:

  • Simulation/theory of non-equilibrium electron, phonon, and photon interactions
  • Characterization of carrier/phonon dynamics in materials and devices
  • Polaron and phonon dynamics of perovskites and other soft materials
  • Non-equilibrium dynamics in structured materials including quantum confined and nanostructures
  • Applications of hot carriers in photovoltaics, photocatalysis, and optoelectronics

Invited Speakers:

  • Harry Atwater (California Institute of Technology, USA)
  • Marco Bernardi (California Institute of Technology, USA)
  • Jonathan Bird (University at Buffalo, The State University of New York, USA)
  • Alexandra Boltasseva (Purdue University, USA)
  • Pedro Camargo (University of Helsinki, Finland)
  • Felix Deschler (Technical University of Munich, Germany)
  • Nicholas Ekins-Daukes (University of New South Wales, Australia)
  • Ralph Ernstorfer (Technical University of Berlin, Germany)
  • David Ferry (Arizona State University, USA)
  • Stephen Goodnick (Arizona State University, USA)
  • Laura Herz (University of Oxford, United Kingdom)
  • Tom Hopper (Stanford University, USA)
  • Jacob Khurgin (Johns Hopkins University, USA)
  • Aaron Lindenberg (Stanford University, USA)
  • Suljo Linic (University of Michigan, USA)
  • Heiner Linke (Lund University, Sweden)
  • Stefan Maier (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Germany)
  • Prineha Narang (Harvard University, USA)
  • Rupert Oulton (Imperial College London, United Kingdom)
  • Daniele Sanvitto (Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Italy)
  • Rebecca Scheidt (National Renewable Energy Laboratory, USA)
  • Renee Sher (Wesleyan University, USA)
  • Ajay Ram Srimath Kandada (Wake Forest University, USA)
  • Daniel Suchet (École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, France)
  • Tze-Chien Sum (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)
  • Ravishankar Sundararaman (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA)
  • Giulia Tagliabue (École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland)
  • Caterina Vozzi (Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Italy)
  • Xiaoyang Zhu (Columbia University, USA)

Symposium Organizers

Michael P. Nielsen
University of New South Wales
School of Photovoltaic and Renewable Energy Engineering

Emiliano Cortés
Ludwig Maximilian University (LMU) Munich
Nanoinstitute Munich Faculty of Physics

Annamaria Petrozza
Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia

Ian Sellers
<p>University at Buffalo, The State University of New York</p>
Department of Physics & Astronomy

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