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The 5th International Symposium on Advanced Inorganic Materials & Workshop on In-Situ Transmission Electron Microscopy Held in Beijing

Date:26-09-2019 Print

The 5th International Symposium on Advanced Inorganic Materials & Workshop on In-Situ Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM) was held in Beijing Friendship Hotel from September 19 to 22. Co-organized by the Institute of Physics of the Chinese Academy of Science (IOP CAS) and the Transmission Electron Microscopy Technical Alliance of CAS, and co-chaired by Prof. Bai Xuedong of IOP and Prof. Yoshio Bando of Japan National Institute of Material Science (NIMS), the conference assembled over 100 experts, scholars and doctoral students from domestic and foreign research institutes and universities. They delved into recent progress in advanced inorganic materials, particularly the techniques and applications of rapidly developing in-situ TEM, thus providing a platform for in-depth cooperation and communication among experts and scholars around the world.

Thirty-three notable experts and scholars from home and abroad were invited to give keynote lectures. For example, Prof. Teruo Kishi, the first director of NIMS, and science & technology consultant to the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Japan, introduced the situations and strategies of materials science in Japan. CAS Academician Wang Enge of Peking University reported the latest progress in water science and the frontier research of full quantum effect. Prof. Yoshio Bando of NIMS presented TEM development in inorganic materials research. Academician Wang Zhonglin from Georgia Institute of Technology and CAS Beijing Institute of Nanoenergy and Nanosystems (BINN) talked about the physical principles of Nano friction generators and the newest progress of the applications of new energy resources. Tetsuo Oikawa, Professor of University of Paris 7 Denis Didero and Chief Technician of JEOL of Japan, presented the latest technology of spherical aberration-corrected electron microscopy and its application. Prof. Liu Zongwen, University of Sydney, reported the new accomplishments on TEM characterization of solid electrolyte of lithium ion battery. Other 27 scholars also introduced the latest developments in their respective research areas. In-depth exchanges and heated discussions were conducted among the attendees. In the end, Prof. Xu Fangfang, from Shanghai Institute of Ceramics, CAS, summarized the outstanding reports and highlights of the workshop.

During the symposium, President Bai Chunli met with Professor Teruo Kishi. After the symposium, attendees visited the historical exhibition of IOP, the National Lab for Superconductivity and the In-Situ TEM Lab. The symposium achieved a full success.

The symposium was sponsored by IOP and TEM Technical Alliance of CAS.