20th International Conference on Defects in Insulating Materials

23-27 November 2020

Scientific Topics

An online conference hosted by the Federal University of Sergipe, Brazil

The scope of the Conference is the presentation of the latest investigations on point and extended defects in bulk materials, thin films and nanostructures. Technological applications will be presented alongside fundamental measurements and theories. The main scientific areas include:

▪ Fundamental physical phenomena

▪ Point and extended defects in wide band-gap systems: oxides, fluorides, nitrides, alkali- and silver-halides, perovskites, minerals, ceramics, nanostructures, organic molecular crystals, glasses, high-k and low-k materials, photonic crystals

▪ Defects at surfaces and interfaces

▪ Thin films and low-dimensional systems

▪ Colloids, nano-crystals, and aggregates

▪ Defects and material preparation technology

▪ Defect modelling and computational methods

▪ Radiation effects, radiation induced defects, colour centres

▪ Luminescence of excitons, impurities, and defects

▪ Electronic excitations, excited state dynamics, radiative and non-radiative relaxations

▪ Scintillation, energy transfer and storage, carrier trapping phenomena

▪ Defect related non-linear optical phenomena

▪ Laser active centres

▪ Phonons and defects, electron-phonon interactions

▪ Defect diffusion, ionic relaxations, ionic transport

▪ Technological applications will include: Radiological and radiometric imaging and detection (scintillators and dosimeters)- Optical devices and photonics, photorefractive electro-optics, optical fibres, lasers- Materials for opto-electronics, photonics and micro-electronics- Solid electrolytes, fuel cells, electrochemical sensors, fast ionic conductors - Nuclear fuel.


August 2022: ICDIM2020 proceedings are available online via the IoP web page. The published volume can be found here

November 21st: Final version of the Programme is available! Proceedings details were added to the site.

October 19th: Electronic forms to send the videos for the Plenary and Oral talks and the files for the Poster presentations are now available. Instructions on how to prepare and how to send your material are available on the Programme and Plenaries page.

October 8th: The full of the accepted abstracts can be found here: Orals and Posters.

September 19th: Notification of abstract acceptance postponed to 8th October.

September 1st: Abstract submission deadline was extended to September 8th. Don't miss this opportunity!

July 24th: Site update - Registration and Conference fee page added. The registration form is now available.

July 21th: A new video was uploaded to the YouTube channel. Information about Proceedings is now available.

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July 8th: Abstract submission is now open! Please go to the Abstract Submission page and follow the instructions there.

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