The symposium will be held in the framework of the XXXIX RSEF Physics Biennial will be held in Donostia/San Sebastián from July 15 to 19, 2024.

Since over a century, ferroelectric materials have been the main topic of numerous research, both fundamental and applied. Its progressive understanding has been the origin of successive revolutionary experimental and theoretical advances, with an impact that goes far beyond the boundary of the ferroelectric community. In recent years, the stabilization of non-trivial topological phases, the observation of ferroelectricity in nanostructured phases based on hafnium dioxide (the material chosen by the semiconductor industry for its compatibility with silicon and its high dielectric constant), the manufacture of membranes based in oxide or the new 2D ferroelectric materials based on van der Waals interactions have revolutionized the field. All of these new phases are accompanied by exotic properties (negative capacitance, chirality, giant electrocaloric responses, magnetoelectricity and multiferroicity, etc.) that have had a great impact on diverse applications, ranging from actuators to electronic memories. This conference intends to discuss the most recent breakthroughs in this discipline, which never ceases to amaze.

Organizing Committee

Javier Junquera (U Oviedo)
Jacobo Santamaria (UCM)
Ignasi Fina (ICMAB)

Invited speakers

Jorge Iñiguez (Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST)
Paula M. Vilarinho (Centre for Research in Ceramics and Composites, CICECO, University of Aveiro)
Sergei Prokhorenko (University of Arkansas)
Lane W. Martin (Rice University, to be confirmed)