Delmenhorst, 8. – 12. September 2014
The COST Training School on “Advanced Experimental Methods for Energy Materials Characterization“ took place at the Hanse-Wissenschafts-Kolleg (Institute for Advanced Study) in Delmenhorst with Jan-Ingo Flege acting as the Local Organiser. Renowned experts rendered in-depth introductions to the principles and applications of a broad range of topics in modern material characterization at the PhD student/early stage researcher level, with a particular focus on in-situ experimental methods and novel energy materials and reducible oxides.
The PDF files of the lectures are available for Training School participants (password protected).
Redox processes and phase transformations in oxides play an important role in a wide range of applications, including heterogeneous catalysis, energy harvesting, conversion and storage, as well as all-oxide microelectronics. The application of in-situ/in-operando techniques aims at gaining a deeper understanding of the underlying mechanisms, which is deemed crucial for reaching a rational device design along with optimized materials characteristics. In this Training School, we provided a deeper insight into state-of-the-art experimental material characterization methods that have been developed in recent years to meet the challenges of novel materials. An emphasis was put on novel energy materials and reducible oxide materials. Renowned experts rendered in-depth introductions useful for PhD students and early stage researchers entering or already working in a specific field and introduce the principles and applications of a broad range of topics in modern material characterization, including X-ray absorption spectroscopy, X-ray diffraction and scattering, scanning probe microscopy and spectroscopy, X-ray photoemission, low-energy electron diffraction and microscopy as well as infrared and optical spectroscopies.
The workshop took place at the Hanse-Wissenschafts-Kolleg (Institute for Advanced Study) in Delmenhorst, Germany from September 8th to 11th. On September 12th 2014, optional visits to the LEEM system at the University of Bremen or the atomic force microscopy systems at the University of Osnabrück were offered, including practical demonstrations.
Read about the great success of the Training School in the Training School report.