2017 Joint IEEE ISAF-IWATMD-PFM Conference​

IEEE ISAF-IWATMD-PFM Conference 2017

will be held in Atlanta, GA, USA on the Georgia Institute of Technology's campus from May 7 through 11, 2017.


Preliminary program of IEEE ISAF–IWATMD–PFM conference, Atlanta, May 7-11, 2017.

Program of IEEE ISAF-ECAPD-PFM conference, Darmstadt, August 21-25, 2016

Program of IEEE ISAF-ISIF-PFM conference, Singapore, May 24-27, 2015

Piezoresponse Force Microscopy & Nanoscale Phenomena in Polar Materials

PFM Workshops

The PFM workshops aim to provide in-depth description and recent advances in PFM and nanoscale electromechanics. They introduce basic principles of PFM operation, relevant instrumental aspects, and image interpretation.

Piezoresponse Force Microscopy (PFM) has become one of the dominant techniques for exploring ferroelectric, multiferroic, polar macromolecular and biological, and ionic materials on the nanoscale. The last several years have seen multiple breakthroughs in practice and theory of PFM achieved in multiple research groups worldwide. This workshop series aim to provide an in-depth description of recent advances in Piezoresponse Force Microscopy and to offer laboratory demonstrations designed for advanced PFM practitioners.  

The workshops are designed for advanced PFM users and include tutorials and lectures given by leading PFM experts and experimental hands-on tutorials on PFM imaging and spectroscopy. Ultimately, the goal of the workshop series is to build a network of advanced PFM practitioners to promote rapid dissemination of theoretical knowledge, experimental protocols, and novel technique development in this rapidly growing area, as well as to establish links to areas such as energy storage and conversion and information technology, macromolecular science and electrochemistry.