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Invited Lecture

Discovery and Design of Multifunctional Materials using Combinatorial and High-Throughput Experimentation

Wednesday (07.06.2017)
13:00 - 13:40 Förde II + III
Part of:
12:20 Invited Lecture Similarities and differences between magnetic hysteresis and hysteresis in phase transformations 0 Richard James
13:00 Invited Lecture Discovery and Design of Multifunctional Materials using Combinatorial and High-Throughput Experimentation 1 Prof. Dr. Alfred Ludwig
15:10 Invited Lecture Tuning Mechanical Properties of Spider Cuticle by its Composition and by Structural Gradients 0 Dr. Yael Politi
15:50 Invited Lecture Surfaces and Gels for controlling Calcium Phosphate Deposition 0 Prof. Dr. Andreas Taubert
17:40 Invited Lecture Probing the Structure and Dynamic Behaviors of Ferroelectrics by Electron Microscopy with Atomic Resolution in Real Time 0 Prof. Xiaoqing Pan
18:20 Invited Lecture Magnetoelectric Composites for Energy Harvesting 1 Dr. Shashank Priya
19:40 Invited Lecture Declamping in Lead Magnesium Niobate – Lead Titanate Films 1 Prof. Susan Trolier-McKinstry
20:20 Invited Lecture Integrated Magnetics and Multiferroics for Compact and Power Efficient Sensing, Power, RF, Microwave and mm-Wave Electronics 0 Prof. Nian X. Sun
21:00 Invited Lecture From Maxwell’s displacement current to nanogenerator driven self-powered systems and blue energy 0 Prof. Zhong Lin Wang
21:40 Invited Lecture Magnetoelectric Composites: from Sensors to Sensor Systems 0 Prof. Dr.-Ing. Gerhard Schmidt
22:20 Invited Lecture Metal–insulator transition in vanadium oxides films and its applications 1 Dr. Keisuke Shibuya
00:20 Invited Lecture In operando photoemission spectroscopy of PMN-PT interfaces 0 Prof. Dr. Kai Rossnagel
08:30 Invited Lecture Titanium-Tantalum High Temperature Shape Memory Spring Actuators 1 Prof. Dr. Gunther Eggeler
09:10 Invited Lecture Vortex-antivortex topological structures in multiferroic tunnel junctions 1 Dr. Ana Sanchez
09:50 Invited Lecture Artificial Ferroic Systems 1 Prof. Laura Heyderman
17:40 Invited Lecture Biomimicry at the molecular level: Molecularly imprinted polymers as synthetic antibody mimics 0 Karsten Haupt
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The discovery and design of new multifunctional materials is a key challenge in materials science and engineering: e.g. new materials for the sustainable production/storage/conversion of energy carriers are necessary to improve existing and to enable future energy systems as well as new materials for actuation and sensing which are required in small-scale systems for a future internet of things. Design of materials includes strategies for efficient discovery and optimization of new materials. A combination of computational and experimental material science, both applying high-throughput methods, is promising. Thin film combinatorial materials science (CMS) enables an efficient generation of consistent and large datasets on (un-explored) multinary materials systems, which promotes the discovery and optimization of new materials. CMS comprises the fabrication and processing of thin film materials libraries by combinatorial sputter deposition processes and optional post-deposition treatments, followed by extensive high-throughput characterization of the thin film samples contained in these libraries. The large datasets which are produced by the combinatorial approach need to be analyzed with new software tools, e.g. for the rapid mapping of phase diagrams. Obtained results for ternary and quaternary systems are visualized in the form of composition-processing-structure-function diagrams, interlinking compositional data with structural and functional properties. The talk will cover and discuss examples of the combinatorial development of different functional materials: shape memory materials, thermoelectric intermetallics, metal oxide thin film materials libraries for solar water splitting and battery applications, and nanostructured antibacterial thin films. Finally, the importance of developing new materials – not just for themselves but to be part of a system – will be highlighted.

Funding of the German Research Foundation (DFG) is acknowledged.



Prof. Dr. Alfred Ludwig
Ruhr-Universität Bochum