[Neutron] 2011 MRS Spring Symposium J: Protons in Solids

Symposium Organizers SympOrg at mrs.org
Thu Oct 28 20:45:10 CEST 2010

MRS Symposium J: Protons in Solids    


The Symposium J Organizers request that you submit your abstract for the Protons in Solids symposium to take place during the 2011 Spring Meeting http://www.mrs.org/spring2011.

The proton is a very important, yet elusive, ionic charge carrier in electrochemistry and virtually also a hydrogen carrier in proton pumps and  hydrogen separation membranes, for example. Protons are intermediates in water splitting; they are small and can intercalate materials. This symposium features the logistics of protons with respect to their importance to energy materials in experiment and computational modeling: proton conductivity, hydrogen storage, water splitting, and fuel cells. In addition to applications and devices, the symposium will include the important and frequently underestimated basic science of the proton hosted in solids; the transition from hydrogen bonding to proton-phonon coupling; and its benign or malign impact on functionality, stability, and integrity of materials.

Session topics will include (but  will not be limited to):

-- Protons in environment with reduced dimensions
-- Ceramic proton conductors
-- Polymer membranes
-- The proton in hydrogen storage environment
-- Probing and detecting protons
-- Water splitting and photosynthesis
-- Electronic structure of proton conductors
-- Structural protons vs. hydrogen-bonded protons
-- Protons, positrons, and polarons
-- Hydrogen separation membranes
-- Proton-conducting fuel-cell systems and proton batteries

A joint session with Symposium K: Frontiers of Solid-State Ionics is being considered.

Invited speakers include: 

Balu Balachandran (Argonne  National Lab), Deborah Jones (Univ. Montpellier II, France), Sandrine Lyonnard (French  Atomic Energy Commission), Janina  Molenda (AGH Univ. of Science and Technology,  Poland), Truls Norby (Univ. of Oslo, Norway), Ryan  O'Hayre (Colorado School of Mines), Stephen Paddison (Univ.  of Tennessee Knoxville), Vanessa  Peterson (Australian Nuclear Science and Technology  Org., Australia), Noriko Sata (Tohoku Univ., Japan), V.  Hugo Schmidt (Montana State Univ.), and Massimo Viviani (National  Research Council, Italy).

Symposium Organizers

Artur Braun
Empa - Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Testing and Research
Laboratory for High Performance Ceramics
CH-8600 Dubendorf, Switzerland
Tel 41-44-823-4850, Fax 41-44-823-4150
artur.braun at empa.ch

Paul Gannon
Montana State University
Chemical and Biological Engineering
Bozeman, MT 59717
Tel 406-994-7380, Fax 406-994-5308
pgannon at coe.montana.edu
Sossina Haile
California Institute of Technology 
Materials Science and 
Chemical Engineering
Pasadena, CA 91125
Tel 626-395-2958, Fax 626-395-8868
smhaile at caltech.edu

Robert A. Robinson
Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO)
Kirrawee DC, NSW 2232 Australia
Tel 61-2-9717-9204, Fax 61-2-9717-3606
robert.robinson at ansto.gov.au

All abstracts must be submitted via the MRS Web site before November 2, 2010.  The submission site is available at http://mrsspring2011.abstractcentral.com/ http://mrsspring2011.abstractcentral.com/  . In fairness to all potential authors, late abstracts will not be accepted.

Submitting abstracts via the MRS Web site is easy and convenient. Follow the step-by-step instructions on the template, making sure that complete mailing address information is included for the presenting and contact authors. After submitting your abstract, please use your six-digit Control ID number in all communications with MRS regarding the abstract UNTIL a paper number (e.g., A3.8) is later assigned.

For additional meeting information, visit the MRS Web site at www.mrs.org/meetings/ or contact:
Member Services, Materials Research Society, 506 Keystone Drive, Warrendale, PA 15086-7573
Tel 724-779-3003 - Fax 724-779-8313 - info at mrs.org


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