Introduction and scope:
This Symposium is aimed at following the tradition already established by the previous Symposia in Warsaw (1993, 1996, 2003, 2007, 2010), Szeged (1995, 2005), Dresden (1997), Sendai (1998), Mt.Tremblant (2001) and Krakow (2012).
The symposia in 2007 and 2010 were held in Warsaw as a part of the European Materials Research Society (EMRS) - Fall Meetings in order to extend the (necessary) stimulating collaboration of chemists and physicists with material scientists. Since these events were very successful, the Scientific Committee of the cyclic Symposia has decided to continue with this Symposium to be held as one of the Symposia in E-MRS Fall Meeting 2015.
The scope of our Symposium belongs to the general topic “Surface Science – key to understand advanced materials” and is aimed at promoting various opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration of scientists from around the world in addition to presentation of new results, ideas and technologies in the field of chemical, physical properties of novel materials including nanocrystalline, amorphous materials and various kind of thin films, coatings, layers and deposits obtained by chemical/electrochemical and physical methods.
Discussion among specialists from the areas of materials science, physics, chemistry and electrochemistry should contribute to:
characterizing the critical factors controlling the chemical properties of novel amorphous and nanostructured materials, understanding of the chemical and electrochemical process for surface modification and activation of advanced materials to applications for catalysis, electrocatalysis, photoelectrocatalysis, energy conversion and storage and biomedical applications, finding efficient, interdisciplinary processes for tailoring novel functional materials, getting new insight into the chemical and electrochemical processes and mechanisms in catalysis and electrocatalysis, fabrication of functional amorphous and nanocrystalline oxide films by electrochemical oxidation of metals and alloys for energy conversion (fuel cells, solar cells and batteries) and also photocatalytic decomposition of pollutants.