IUVSTA-ZCAM METAL-OXIDE ULTRATHIN FILMS AND NANOSTRUCTURES: EXPERIMENT MEETS THEORY
DATE OF EVENT : 03/07/2023 DURATION : 5 day(s)
LOCATION: ZCAM Campus Actur C/ Mariano Esquillor s/n Edificio I+D 50018 Zaragoza
A new energy economy is needed which has to be more efficient, clean and sustainable. Functional oxide-based energy materials hold the greatest promise for both, energy storage and conversion. Metal oxides are stable and abundant materials to be used for energy applications. Metal-oxide ultrathin films and nanostructures are most versatile in terms of electronic structure, chemical, and physical properties but deriving structure-property-function relationships for these often structurally and chemically very dynamic materials is challenging. Nanostructured oxides offer a new paradigm for the development of catalytic, photochemical, electrochemical and electronic materials. This meeting will focus on four different areas where understanding, controlling and enhancing the functionalities of oxides for energy solutions play a crucial role, namely, oxides in catalytic and electrochemical energy science as well as in photochemical energy transformation and the design of nanostructured oxide-based materials. This needs in-depth scientific debate from leaders across the community.