The 2020 Gordon Conference on Multiferroic and Magnetoelectric Materials is part of a series of biennial meetings that will present cutting-edge research on the design and properties of multifunctional materials with coexisting and mutually interacting orders. The conference features a wide range of scientifically and technologically important topics such as the behavior of domain structures, the role of spin-orbit coupling, and the consequences of nanoscale confinement. Because these topics are highly cross-cutting, the invited speakers represent a number of different scientific disciplines including chemistry, physics, materials science, and engineering. Lively and well-attended poster sessions are also anticipated. In the spirit of the Gordon Research Conferences, we encourage speakers and poster presenters to emphasize important advances and unpublished results. Besides bringing together researchers from different communities to identify the latest advances and challenges, we anticipate that this venue will promote discussion, jump-start collaborations, and accelerate the education of a new generation of young researchers and students. This conference will follow the traditional Gordon Research Conference format with programmed discussion sessions after each talk as well as opportunities for informal gatherings in the afternoon and evenings. We encourage active contribution at these events.
The conference will consist of nine sessions, on the topics listed below. The conference chair is currently developing their preliminary program, which will include the names of the invited speakers and discussion leaders for each of these sessions. The preliminary program will be available by October 15, 2019. Please check back for updates.
- User Facilities for Materials Synthesis and Probes of Fundamental Phenomena
- Theoretical Frameworks, Machine Learning Approaches
- Multiferroic Crystal Synthesis
- Thin Films, Heterostructures and Nanostructures
- Applications of Multiferroics and Magnetoelectrics
- Picoscale Metrology
- Quantum Materials, 2-Dimensional Multiferroics
- Symmetry, Topology, Non-Reciprocal and Emergent Phenomena: Real Space and Reciprocal-Space
- Keynote Session: Fundamental and Applied Science of Multiferroics