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ISAF PFM 2011 : The 20th International Symposium on Applications of Ferroelectrics jointly held with the International Symposium on Piezoresponse Force Microscopy


When Jul 24, 2011 - Jul 27, 2011
Where Vancouver, BC
Submission Deadline Mar 1, 2011
Notification Due Apr 15, 2011
Categories    materials   electronics   sensors   physics

Call For Papers

We cordially invite you to participate in The 20th IEEE International Symposium on Applications of Ferroelectrics and The International Symposium on Piezoresponse Force Microscopy & Nanoscale Phenomena in Polar Materials, ISAF-PFM-2011, which will jointly take place in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, from July 24 to 27, 2011. or

ISAF-2011 is part of a series of international conferences administrated by the Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics and Frequency Control (UFFC) Society of the Institute of Electric and Electronic Engineers (IEEE). It is aimed to provide a forum to present and discuss the state-of-the-art developments in the field of ferroelectrics and related materials and their applications, including theory and modeling, materials preparation and characterization and device physics and processing. A special session will be devoted to relaxor-based high-performance piezoelectric single crystals.

PFM-2011 will feature tutorials on the principles and applications of PFM to ferroelectric and multiferroic materials, as well as new areas of PFM applied to strongly correlated oxides, energy storage and conversion materials, point defects and nanoionics. The recent advances in imaging of conventional ferroelectrics and polar materials as well as time and voltage spectroscopy of static and dynamic domain structures will be presented.

The joint ISAF-PFM-2011 Conference will feature the following Plenary Speakers:
• Akira Ando (Murata Manufacturing Company, Japan)
• Stuart Foster (University of Toronto, Canada)
• Steve Pennycook (Oak Ridge National Lab., USA)
• Ramamoorthy Ramesh (University of California, Berkeley, USA)
• Alexander Tagantsev (Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale, Switzerland)
• Zhong Lin Wang (Georgia Institute of Technology, USA)
• Dragan Damjanovic (EPFL, Switzerland, IEEE Distinguished Lecturer)

Joint ISAF-PFM Short Courses will be offered by the following tutors on Sunday, July 24, 2011:
• Alexei Gruverman (University of Nebraska-Lincoln)
• Sergei V. Kalinin (Oak Ridge National Laboratory)
• Petro Maksymovytch (Oak Ridge National Laboratory)
• Paul Reynolds (Weidlinger Associates, Inc.)
• Susan Trolier-McKinstry (Penn State University)

Poster Competitions will be organized and Poster Awards will be presented to the winning students.

Please note that the abstract submission is now open. Please go to our website at or

to find more detailed information and to submit your abstracts.

We look forward to welcoming you to the beautiful City of Vancouver in July 2011.


Zuo-Guang Ye
General Chair
Simon Fraser University

Andrei Kholkin
General Chair
University of Aveiro

Thomas R. Shrout
Technical Chair
Penn State University

Sergei Kalinin
Technical Chair
Oak Ridge National Lab

Contact Information:
Zuo-Guang Ye
Email: (

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