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Symposium EL08-Nanogenerators and Piezotronics

The era of the Internet of Things brings new requirement of energy to sustainably power billions of devices/sensors pervasively. Recent advances in nanogenerator research demonstrated a great potential in harvesting mechanical energy from ambient environments and human body, leading to pervasive and sustainable power sources that operate over a broad range of conditions. During the past decade, the nanogenerator technologies by using piezoelectric, triboelectric, and other effects has experienced a rapid development. It has led to the implementation of various types of micro/nano-systems for portable, wearable and implantable electronics, remote and mobile sensors, nano-robotics, intelligent MEMS/NEMS, and blue energy technology. The coupling between piezoelectric polarization and semiconductor properties is a fundamental phenomenon where electrons and photons are manipulated by strain, i.e. piezotronics and piezo-phototronics, which brings unprecedented opportunities for tuning the semiconductor performance. The progressing of piezotronics and piezo-phototronics leads to compelling advancements from basic studies of piezoelectricity and semiconductor properties to the applications of smart electronics and optoelectronics, including sensing, human-machine interfacing, robotics, catalysis, energy and healthcare.

This symposium aims to promote fundamental understanding and technology advancements of nanogenerator and piezotronics. Abstracts on theoretical and experimental study of triboelectric, piezoelectric, and ferroelectric materials and devices; investigation and applications of nanogenerators for self-powered devices; fundamental coupling between piezoelectric/ferroelectric polarization and semiconductor properties in 1D/2D nanomaterials and their applications (e.g., electronics, optoelectronics, photovoltaics, thermoelectrics, photoelectrochemistry) are particularly welcomed.

Topics will include:

  • Triboelectric, piezoelectric and ferroelectric nanomaterials and nanostructures: synthesis, characterization, and integration
  • Theoretical analysis of nanoscale mechanical-to-electric energy conversion
  • Novel piezoelectric and ferroelectric biomaterials
  • Bio-inspired materials and device innovations in mechanical energy harvesting
  • Technological advances in integration and manufacturing of nanogenerators
  • Hybridization of nanogenerators with energy storage units: design, integration and power management
  • Tribotronics and mechanisms of triboelectric charge generation and transportation
  • Piezotronics and Piezophototronics in 1D/2D nanomaterials for smart adaptive electronics and optoelectronics
  • Fundamental study on band structure and interface engineering using piezoelectric or ferroelectric polarization
  • Theoretical and experimental study of piezotronic and piezophototronic effects for electron, photon transport and interaction
  • Fundamental and technological issues in piezocatalysis: catalytic properties modulated by piezoelectric or ferroelectric polarization
  • A tutorial complementing this symposium is tentatively planned.

Invited Speakers (tentative):

  • Philippe Basset (Université Gustave Eiffel, France)
  • Ana Borras (Instituto de Ciencia de los Materiales de Sevilla, Spain)
  • Jianhua Hao (Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong)
  • Hamideh Khanbareh (University of Bath, United Kingdom)
  • Miso Kim (Sungkyunkwan University, Republic of Korea)
  • Chengkuo Lee (National University of Singapore, Singapore)
  • Keon Jae Lee (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Republic of Korea)
  • Yanchao Mao (Zhengzhou University, China)
  • Guylaine Poulin-Vittrant (Université de Tours, France)
  • Xiao-Ming Tao (Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong)
  • Sihong Wang (The University of Chicago, USA)
  • Zhong Lin Wang (Georgia Institute of Technology, USA)
  • Wenzhuo Wu (Purdue University, USA)
  • Rusen Yang (Xidian University, China)
  • Haixia Zhang (Peking University, China)
  • John XJ Zhang (Dartmouth College, USA)
  • Yunlong Zi (The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong)

Symposium Organizers

Sohini Kar-Narayan
University of Cambridge
Department of Materials Science
United Kingdom

Xudong Wang
University of Wisconsin–Madison
Department of Materials Science and Engineering

Jun Chen
University of California, Los Angeles
Department of Bioengineering
No Phone for Symposium Organizer Provided , jun.chen@ucla.edu

Yong Qin
Lanzhou University
School of Materials and Energy
No Phone for Symposium Organizer Provided , qinyong@lzu.edu.cn

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