Scope of the Conference


The broadband dielectric spectroscopy (BDS) is a powerful method for investigations of molecular dynamics of various materials. It enables to monitor molecular mobility reflected in the relaxation processes over a wide frequency range up to 16 decades, at different temperatures and pressures. BDS finds application in many fields of science and technology. It is successfully employed in studies on (i) the molecular dynamics of liquids, liquid crystals, glasses, disordered crystals, (ii) charge transport in ionic liquids, semiconductors, organic crystals, ceramics, etc., (iii) structural material properties like phase compositions, (iv) non-linear electrical and optical effects. The BDS is also a very useful tool to monitor chemical reactions (including polymerization, tautomerization of drugs, mutarotation of sugars) and phase transitions, e.g. crystallization or vitrification. Consequently, numerous basic and applied topics are studied by dielectric techniques.

The conference provides a platform to discuss these exciting developments.


In detail, the following topics will be addressed:

  1. (S1) BDS in relation to other spectroscopic or scattering techniques (Neutron, X-ray, and Light scattering, NMR, IR-spectroscopy, DSC and AC-calorimetry, mechanical and ultrasound spectroscopy)
  2. (S2) Terahertz spectroscopy
  3. (S3) High pressure BDS
  4. (S4) Theory of dielectrics
  5. (S5) Glassy dynamics and its scaling
  6. (S6) Rotational and translational diffusion in conducting glasses and ionic liquids
  7. (S7) Electrode and Maxwell-Wagner polarization
  8. (S8) Charge transport and glassy dynamics in confined systems
  9. (S9) Dielectric properties of biological systems
  10. (S10) Dielectric properties of pharmaceutical systems
  11. (S11) Monitoring of chemical reactions and crystallization process
  12. (S12) BDS study of ferroelectrics, ceramics, and liquid crystals
  13. (S13) Non-linear electrical effects