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Symposium F03: Electrochemical Conversion of Biomass 2

Symposium focus: This symposium will provide a forum to present applications, technology and recent developments in the area of electrochemical conversion of biomass. Of particular interest are topics related to electrochemical conversion of biomass to value-added chemicals and fuels of all kinds, and treatment of industrial waste. Presentations related to the development of electrocatalysts or other materials, as well as complete systems, for the electrochemical conversion of biomass are relevant. Kinetics and electrochemical conversion of biomass are also of interest. This topic will focus on electrochemical conversion of all forms of biomass, including, but not limited to, algae and lignocellulosic materials.

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Symposium A05: Lithium Ion Batteries

Symposium focus: Lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries have become the technology of choice for rapidly growing markets of wearables, portable electronics, drones, and electric vehicles. This symposium is a forum for discussion on both fundamental and applied aspects of rechargeable Li-ion batteries. Specific areas to be covered include but are not limited to: (1) advanced anode design, characterization, and performance; (2) advanced cathode design, characterization and performance; (3) advanced electrolyte formulations; (4) novel electrode processing and cell design; (5) diagnostic techniques; (6) multiscale – material, electrode, and cell modeling; (7) performance characteristics of cells and battery packs; (8) recycling and life cycle analysis; (9) chemistries and features of future Li-ion batteries in transportation. (more…)

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Symposium G02: Atomic Layer Deposition Applications 15

Symposium focus: This symposium contains cutting edge research results on applications in Atomic Layer Processing, and will focus on a variety of applications of ALD and other atomic layer-by-layer processing (like etching and cleaning) in semiconductor CMOS (e.g. high-k oxides and metals for memories like Flash and 3D NAND, MIM, MIS capacitors), photovoltaics, energy storage and conversion, catalysis, optics and photonics, smart coatings of nanoporous materials, MLD and hybrid ALD/MLD, fundamentals of ALD processing: reaction mechanisms, in-situ measurement, modeling, theory, new precursors and delivery systems, optical and photonic applications, productivity enhancement, scale-up and commercialization of ALD equipment and processes for rigid and flexible substrates, including roll-to-roll deposition, spatial ALD, area-selective ALD, Atomic Layer Etching (‘reverse ALD’) and related topics aiming at self-limited etching. (more…)

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Symposium A02: Symposium in Honor of Bob Huggins: Fast Ionic Conductors – Principles and Applications

Symposium focus: Robert A. Huggins, professor emeritus in materials science and engineering at Stanford University, has more than six decades of scientific contributions to the fields of solid-state ionics and electrochemical energy storage systems. Contributions are solicited for all aspects of topics related to Huggins’ main scientific areas in fast ionic conductors, aqueous and non-aqueous batteries, molten salts or ionic liquids-based energy conversion and storage concepts, electrochemical characterizations of materials and batteries, and electrochemical energy storage systems. Please join us to celebrate Huggins’ long time contributions to the fields of solid-state ionics and electrochemical energy storage systems. (more…)

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Symposium G05: Oxide Memristors 2

Symposium focus: This symposium is dedicated to understaning the defect chemical processes and kinetics, making memristive oxides and device designs and novel in-operando techniques to connect electronic/atomistic to transport relevant changes during memristive operation. Advances on in-operando characterization techniques for resistive switching process defining spatial, temporal, and the energetic extent of the switching processes are also of particular interest. The symposium will also explore the interdisciplinary nature of oxide-memristor research with topics on (but not limited to) memristor theory and modeling, functional oxides and devices, bio-inspired computing paradigms, ionic and electronic conduction in memristive devices, non-volatile information storage via ions and electrons. (more…)

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Symposium A07: Solid State Batteries

Symposium focus: Batteries employing solid-electrolytes have the potential to significantly improve the safety and performance electrochemical energy storage, by replacing the flammable liquid electrolytes currently employed in Li-ion batteries. In recent years, there has been an explosion of research into new solid electrolyte chemistries, including ceramics, polymers, and composites. However, there are several critical challenges that remain, including interfacial compatibility with electrodes, coupled chemical-electrochemical-mechanical phenomena at solid-solid interfaces, degradation under high power densities, and manufacturing. This symposium takes an interdisciplinary look at the challenges and opportunities facing solid-state battery systems, including materials processing, characterization, and device performance. (more…)

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Symposium G01: 16th International Symposium on Semiconductor Cleaning Science and Technology (SCST 16)

Symposium focus: With the very first meeting held in Hollywood, FL, in 1989 the SCST Symposium is among the longest running meetings organized under the auspices of ECS. The focus of this symposium is on the science and technology of surface cleaning and conditioning in semiconductor device manufacturing. The symposium covers a wide range of topics related to the surface processing of elemental semiconductors Si(SOI) and Ge and compound semiconductors such as SiC, SiGe, III-V, and II-VI materials as well as non-semiconductor surfaces including sapphire, glass, ITO, and flexible plastic substrates. Topics of interest include contaminants removal, broadly understood surface conditioning processes, cleaning media, including non-aqueous cleaning methods, and cleaning tools. More detailed description of the topics remining within the scope of the Semiconductor Cleaning Science and Technology Symposium can be found in the symposium’s Call for Papers. (more…)

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Symposium G06: Materials and Processes for Semiconductor, 2.5 and 3D Chip Packaging, and  Interconnection PCB 2

Symposium focus: This symposium focuses on issues pertinent to advances in semiconductor interconnects beyond the 20 nm technology node as well as novel materials and integration methods for 2.5D and 3D interconnects. Damascene interconnects using copper or cobalt, introduced at the 10-20 nm node, are expected to be used for the foreseeable future. The 2.5D or 3D concept replaces long 2D interconnects with shorter vertical interconnects, which have the potential to alleviate the interconnect delay. Since electrochemical processes are the ultimate solution to create smaller size and lower cost devices, both practical and fundamental aspects of electrochemical processes are of high interest. This symposium will bring researchers together to discuss various aspects of device design and architecture, novel materials, chemical formulation, packaging approaches, and nano-scale fabrication methodologies. (more…)

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Symposium D04: Young Scientists on Fundamentals and Applications of Dielectrics

Symposium focus: This inaugural special symposium, the first in a planned series, aims to provide a unique forum for senior PhD students and early career researchers to present papers related to all areas of dielectric science and materials. Of particular interest are new materials and designs, theoretical and experimental aspects of inorganic and organic dielectric materials, growth processes, bulk and inter-facial properties, electric and ionic transport, porous dielectrics and thin and ultra-thin films. (more…)

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Symposium A06: Beyond Lithium Ion Batteries

Symposium focus: The beyond Li-ion battery symposium is designed to be an international platform for worldwide researchers to discuss recent progresses on the development of 1) Li-air batteries, 2) Li-sulfur batteries, 3) Na-based batteries, 4) Multivalent batteries, 5) Aqueous organic flow batteries for electric vehicles, unmanned aircrafts or grid-scale energy storage applications and 6) innovative chemistries and materials for exploring the battery science and technology. (more…)

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