Dear ECS Detroit Section Members and Colleagues,

The safety of our members and communities remains ECS-Detroit’s overriding priority. As a way to increase precautionary health measures as the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak continues to evolve and spread globally, including within the United States, The Electrochemical Society Detroit Section has decided to cancel the March meeting on Wednesday, March 11.

We are closely monitoring the situation and will update you with the information about April Meeting.

We appreciate your interests and understanding. Thank you for your continuous support.

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Symposium A05: Advances, Challenges, and Development of Solid State Battery Electrochemistry and Materials

Symposium focus: The goal of this symposium is to address fundamental understanding on the role of material and interface electrochemistry and technological challenges of solid state battery development. (more…)

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Symposium C04: Light Alloys 6: In Honor of Hideaki Takahashi

Symposium focus: This symposium will be held in honor of Professor Hideaki Takahashi for his outstanding achievements in the field of corrosion and surface treatments of light metals, particularly anodizing of aluminum and its alloys.

It will provide a forum for discussion of recent results related to corrosion and surface treatments of aluminum, magnesium, titanium and their alloys. Papers are invited on a broad range of fundamental and applied topics including local corrosion processes, environmental fracture, corrosion behavior of advanced light metals and alloys, modeling and prediction of corrosion damage accumulation, surface treatments, including anodizing and conversion coatings, of light metals and alloys for corrosion protection, formation of functional micro-/nano-structured oxide films. New thinking and new insights on oxide growth, environmentally friendly coatings, localized corrosion, and cracking mechanisms and corrosion protection mechanisms are especially encouraged. (more…)

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Symposium M02: Chemical Sensors 13: Recent Advances in Chemical and Biological Sensors and Analytical Systems

Symposium focus: This symposium will provide a forum for the broad discussion of research and development in the field of chemical and biological sensors, including molecular recognition surfaces, transduction methods, and integrated/microsensor systems.

All authors accepted for presentation are strongly encouraged to submit their full text for the issue of this symposium’s proceedings published in ECS Transactions. The ECS Transactions (ECST) manuscript submission site opens to authors on July 17, 2020, and then closes on August 7, 2020 (https://www.electrochem.org/prime-2020-planning-deadlines). (more…)

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Symposium H06: Nonvolatile Memories and Artificial Neural Networks

Symposium focus:

This symposium will focus on the following topics:

1. Ultrahigh density, fast switching memories beyond 3D NAND flash;
2. New trend of nonvolatile memories showing fast switching and ultra-low power consumption such as FeRAM and STT-MRAM;
3. Neuromorphic devices and their use for artificial neurons, synapses, and memristors with plasticity. Typically, OxRAM, CBRAM, and PCM capable of realizing STDP (spike time dependent plasticity) for neural networks. (more…)

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Symposium A02: New Materials for Next Generation Batteries

Symposium focus: The next generation of energy storage devices requires new approaches to energy storage that take into account numerous variables that include energy density, safety, calendar life, and costs. While lithium-ion systems can meet many of these demands, new chemistries are emerging that can fill these needs and provide a wide array of opportunity for scientists and engineers that does not require the use of conventional material approaches. This symposium has interests in battery chemistries that store energy using non-intercalation chemistries, such as lithium-sulfur (Li/S) and lithium-air (Li/air) as well as cell design strategies, electrode formation, catalysts, and special electrolytes. In addition, non-lithium containing chemistries, including multivalent (Mg, Ca, Al, Zn)-based systems and Na- or K-ion systems are now gaining momentum as alternatives based on factors that include raw materials cost and the ability to use metal anodes to increase energy density. Besides new cathode materials, graphite alternatives have gained significant traction over the past several years. Specifically, new approaches to silicon, phosphorus, and tin anodes have emerged, as has a renewed interest in lithium metal protection strategies. For this symposium, all subjects on these batteries are solicited. Topics should could include the discovery of new active materials and electrolytes, new methods to discover and isolate active materials, and new approaches to electrode and cell design. Additionally, other areas of interest include electrochemical engineering, new and cell designs, cost modeling, new physical and electrochemical characterization methods, and new concepts for these systems are sought. (more…)

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Symposium A04: Electrolytes, Interfaces, and Interphases

Symposium focus: This symposium intends to highlight the advances made in new electrolyte materials, especially those designed for the new/aggressive chemistries such as Li metal, high voltage and high capacity cathode materials, as well as the fundamental science governing their bulk/interfacial/interphasial chemistries and processes, along with the advanced in-situ/operando characterization techniques and simulation that present new insights. The organizers would like to invite contributions to the following topics:

1. New electrolyte systems and materials;
2. Fundamental understanding;
3. Advanced characterization techniques. (more…)

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Sponsor and exhibit deadline is Friday, February 28!

Time is running out! Purchase your exhibit booth or be a sponsor for the 237th ECS Meeting with the 18th International Meeting on Chemical Sensors (IMCS 2020) which takes place in Montréal, Canada from May 10-14, 2020. Our Montréal meeting is the perfect opportunity to spotlight your products and services in front of over 2,900 leading electrochemical and solid state science engineers and scientists. Don’t wait!

Our exhibit floor is almost completely sold out! (more…)

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