Interdisciplinary Surface Science Conference
ISSC-23 is the latest meeting in the series of interdisciplinary surface science conferences covering all experimental and theoretical aspects of surfaces, interfaces and nanoscale physics and chemistry. The conference will be held as a virtual event, and the date is now 19-21 April 2021, spanning three full days.
The UK is traditionally well-known for its research in the science of surfaces and interfaces and has a number of internationally outstanding groups working in these areas. The importance of understanding the physical and electronic structure of surfaces and interfaces has increased greatly over recent years as new fabrication methods have enabled materials to be made with greater control, higher purity, reduced dimensions, and more exotic functionality. Commensurately, the commercial benefits of understanding the properties of surfaces and interfaces are vastly increased. For example, many electronic devices have components so close together that most of the active device consists of interfaces, and many emerging device concepts revolve around 2D layers. Equally, surface science is crucial to the development of energy materials for applications ranging from the developing fuel cell electrodes to catalytic enhancement of water-splitting for hydrogen production.
The conference will include a number of renowned invited speakers from the UK and overseas, covering areas ranging from two-dimensional materials and devices, to biomaterials and soft matter, to oxide surfaces and oxide-based heterostructures. There will also be an emphasis placed on novel techniques and applications.