2020 MRS Spring Meeting

Call for Papers

Symposium EQ19-Diamond and Diamond Heterojunctions—From Growth to Applications

Due to its unique properties diamond is a material that enables applications in challenging environments. Recent development in the areas of high power electronics, heat spreaders, MEMs, room temperature quantum applications, tissue engineering and catalysis at extreme potentials are among the most promising. This was fueled by achievements such as major improvements in single crystalline diamond homo- and hetero-epitaxial growths following demand for high quality single crystalline diamond films with large and smooth (opto-electronics, waveguides), defect free surfaces, which can be bonded to III-V-materials and 3D-device architectures for power electronics. Selective doping enables the development of high quality electronic components made out of diamond such as vertical and lateral devices, Schottky junctions, pin-diodes and FETs. In addition, diamond based electron emitters for the generation of solvated electrons in buffer solutions are currently being developed to reduce CO2 or N2 into fuels, chemical building blocks or ammonia, as a means to cope with greenhouse gas emissions and the increasing demand for fuels and fertilizers. Further, the application of lattice defects such as NV, GeV and SnV for magnetometry gains increasing momentum for the generation of new devices related to navigation, local current sensing, geology, MRI and many more. Hybrid electronic systems that combine diamond’s excellent thermal properties with materials such as GaN based MMICs have been demonstrated. Beyond monocrystalline diamond, applications of functionalized nanodiamonds as biomarkers and for drug delivery, cancer diagnosis and therapy as well as in tissue engineering and catalysis. Diamond coatings are biocompatible and can be functionalized for in-vivo applications ranging from tissue engineering to neuron interfaces and stimulants. This symposium will bring together researchers from academia and industry, to discuss and introduce the perspectives and possibilities of diamond and diamond hybrid materials development as well as diamond hetero-junctions to stimulate new applications, new ideas and collaborations in the science communities ranging from biology, quantum technology to electronic applications all over the world.

Topics will include:

  • Advances in homo- and hetero-epitaxial-growth of single-crystalline diamond.
  • Novel bonding approaches to manufacture diamond to III/V and other materials
  • Diamond optical applications in high power laser systems.
  • Synthesis of diamond with defects, impurities and doping of diamond and correlated electrical, optical and mechanical properties.
  • Diamond materials for magnetometry and single photon-generation, e.g. supporting architectures, wave-guides, couplers, etc.
  • High performance diamond-based electronic devices, including delta-doped devices, hydrogen-terminated 2D hole-gas devices, high power devices, GaN/diamond hybrids, high frequency devices and IGFETs.
  • Efficient diamond-based electron and UV emitters and detectors and particle detectors.
  • Diamond and diamond based hetero-structures in thermionic, photo-induced and field-emission.
  • Diamond electrode arrays on rigid or flexible substrates for assessing neural signaling and plasticity
  • Nanoscopic diamond powders/films and their functionalization for sensing, imaging and separations, including SAW, MEMS/NEMS and photonic devices as well as for medical applications as biomarkers and for drug delivery monitoring.
  • Nanoscopic diamond powders/films for photocatalytic and electrocatalytic applications

Invited Speakers:

  • Jocelyn Achard (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, France)
  • Amanda Barnard (The Australian National University, Australia)
  • Ania Bleszynski Jayich (University of California, Santa Barbara, USA)
  • Shery Chang (University of New South Wales, Australia)
  • Nathalie de Leon (Princeton University, USA)
  • Yasuaki Einaga (Keio University, Japan)
  • Adam Gali (Wigner Fizikai Kutatóközpont, Hungary)
  • Robert Hamers (University of Wisconsin–Madison, USA)
  • Mutsuko Hatano (Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan)
  • Quan Li (The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong)
  • Renbao Liu (The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong)
  • Elke Neu-Ruffing (Technische Universität Kaiserslautern, Germany)
  • Julien Pernot (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, France)
  • Bohuslav Rezek (Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic)
  • Olga Shenderova (Adámas Nanotechnologies, USA)
  • Norio Tokuda (Kanazawa Institute of Technology, Japan)
  • Pilar Villar (University of Cádiz, Spain)

Symposium Organizers

Anke Krueger
Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg
Department of Chemistry and Pharmacy
Germany

Emmanuel Scorsone
The French Atomic Energy Commission (CEA)
Diamond Sensors Laboratory
France

Mariko Suzuki
Cornes Technology
Seki Diamond Systems
Japan

Oliver Williams
Cardiff University
United Kingdom

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