12. October 2014 - 16. October 2014 International Workshop on Relaxor Ferroelectrics

Stirin, Czech Republic


The physics and application prospects of relaxor ferroelectrics are subject of continuously growing interest. The need for a world-wide discussion forum focused on this subject has led to several ad-hoc meetings organized in the past. The recent positive and useful experience of participants of the International Workshop on Structure–Property Relations in Relaxor Ferroelectrics organized in Xi’an, China, 2011; the Workshop on Relaxor Ferroelectrics organized in Schloss Edesheim, Germany, 2012; and the International Workshop on Relaxor Ferroelectrics held in St. Petersburg, 2013 has motivated the advisory board of the last one to establish a regular biennial chain of focused workshops as a platform aimed to enhance the communication, exchange and collaboration among the researchers working in relaxor ferroelectric physics and materials science.

We are proud to host the first regular International Workshop on Relaxor Ferroelectrics in Stirin, Czech Republic, on 12–16 October 2014. The event will be held at the Stirin Chateau, Ringhofferova 711, Stirin, 251 68 Kamenice, located 25 km south-east from the Prague city centre. The chateau surrounded by a well-kept park will provide a great venue for the Workshop, period accommodation as well as fascinating landscape.

Thematic areas

  • Basic principles of relaxor ferroelectrics
  • Polar nanoregions, nanodomains, thin films
  • Progress in theory; relaxor vs. spin glass
  • Application of relaxor ferroelectrics
  • Structure of relaxors
  • Dielectric and piezoelectric properties
  • Dielectric, optic and neutron spectroscopy
  • Magnetic, polymeric and exotic relaxors

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