Symposia
Sym 01  |  Jingyang Wang Ceramics Modeling, Genome and Informatics
Sym 02  |  Sung-Yoon Chung Atomic-Scale Observation of Surface/Interface Phenomena in Ceramics
Sym 03  |  Yunseok Kim Imaging of Emerging Phenomena in Electroceramics
 
Sym 02 Atomic-Scale Observation of Surface/Interface Phenomena in Ceramics
Organizer Sung-Yoon Chung Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Korea
Co-Organizer Teruyasu Mizoguchi
Kyoon Choi
WooChul Jung
Miaofang Chi
University of Tokyo, Japan
Korea Institute of Ceramic Engineering and Technology, Korea
Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Korea
Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA
The control of interface structures and resulting grain/crystal growth behavior is a key factor for fabricating polycrystals of optimum size and narrow size distribution in ceramic materials. In particular, in-depth understandings of thermodynamic stability and kinetic phenomena at grain boundaries and surfaces between crystals are essential to design the overall microstructure of polycrystals. Recent progress in characterization and computational materials science also enables the direct observation of atomic structures and facilitates the visualization of variation in electronic structures at interfaces. This symposium will focus on new phenomenological findings on grain/crystal growth, ceramic interfaces (including grain boundaries, domain boundaries, surfaces and heterojunctions), and microstructure evolution, covering the direct observations based on TEM and SPM, DFT calculations, and other simulation approaches.