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Division of Solid State and Materials Chemistry

Description/Mission statement

Solid state research is a combination of chemistry, physics, crystallography and engineering that aims at synthesis, design and evolution of solid functional materials with extended structures and interesting chemical or physical properties. As systems, this includes ceramics, heterogeneous catalysts, electrode and battery materials, semi- and superconductors, photocatalysts, sensors, pigments, luminescent substances and much more. Recently, especially materials for better energy efficiency are amongst the most investigated systems. Also, the question of resources and renewables has become prominent for materials research.

Solid materials are often inorganic chemicals (like oxides, silicates, halides, borides, intermetallics), but the methods and models that are used for characterization, analysis and description of the substances come from physical chemistry, physics or crystallography. Synthetic methods include molecular and ceramic routes. An increasing role must be attributed to theory both for prediction and understanding as well as for modelling and tuning of materials

Chair

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Prof. Dr. Martin Jansen

Max-Planck-Institut für Festkörperforschung
Heisenbergstrasse 1
70569 Stuttgart

Vice Chair

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Prof. J. Paul Attfield

Chair of Materials Science at Extreme Conditions
University of Edinburgh
Erskine Williamson Building
King’s Buildings
Mayfield Road
Edinburgh
EH9 3JZ

Secretary

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Dr. Antoine Maignan

Laboratoire CRISMAT / CNRS / ENSICAEN
UMR 6508
6 Bd du Maréchal Juin
14050 Caen cedex 4

Website manager
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Prof. Andrei Shevelkov

Department of Chemistry
Lomonosov Moscow State University
Moscow 119991, Russia

 

Steering Committee

M. Jansen (Germany), P. Attfield (UK), A. Maignan (France), A.V. Shevelkov (Russia), H Huppertz (Austria), M. Reches (Israel), T. Rojo (Spain) and S. Lidin (Sweden)

 

Delegates