The potential energy landscape of mobile ions in solid-state materials and the atomic scale structure are intimately interrelated. This interrelation and the resultant properties, e.g. the mobility of the ions, is of paramount interest in contemporary material science with direct applications in energy storage and conversion. Understanding the interplay of structure, energy landscape and ionic transport of ionic solids is of crucial importance for a knowledge-based development of improved and new functionalities of these materials.
Key topics are
• Ion transport in amorphous, crystalline and poly-crystalline solids
• Short range versus long-range transport
• Quantification of energy landscapes in ion conducting solids
• Interrelation between atomically resolved structure and energy landscapes
• Concentration dependence of Fermi energies
• Predictive methods for correlating energy landscapes to material structure and function
Prof. Dr. Paul Heitjans, University of Hannover
Prof. Dr. Jürgen Horbach, Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf
Prof. Dr. Manfred Martin, RWTH Aachen
Prof. Dr. Rotraut Merkle, Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research Stuttgart
Prof. Dr. Christina Scheu, Max-Plank-Institut für Eisenforschung GmbH Düsseldorf
Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Guido Schmitz, University of Stuttgart
Prof. Dr. Echard Spohr, University of Duisburg-Essen
The workshop will be organized as a hybrid meeting, with part of the participants being physically present and others taking part via a video platform. Conditions are subject to Corona regulations being operative.