Sommerschule 2023

Registration by July 21

Summer School 2023, September 6 - 8, 2023 Berlin
Polar Piezoelectric Oxides

The summer school focusses on preparation, characterisation and application of polar piezoelectric oxide crystals with special emphasis on lithium niobate, lithium tantalate and its solid solutions. Atomistic transport processes, the behaviour of domain walls and many other fundamental topics will be introduced. The event is organised by the DFG Research Unit 5044 Periodic low-dimensional defect structures in polar oxides.




Workshop topics                
•    Fundamentals of ferroelectrics            
•    Crystal growth and thin-film deposition
•    Poling and domain structures
•    Atomistic transport and modeling                   
•    Optical properties                
•    Acoustic properties


•    Registration by July 21, 2023
      Please send your registration form by e-mail to
•    Lectures and tutorials
     September 6:  11 am - 6 pm
     September 7:  8 am – 6 pm
     September 8:  9 am -  9:45 am
•    Hands-on experiments
     September 9:45 am – 3:30 pm

Guest speaker
•    Opening talk: Prof. Marco Bazzan, University of Padova
•    High temperature piezoelectric applications: Dr. Roland Sommer, Kistler Intrumente AG
•    Young scientist support: Dr. Christiane Richter, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft

Leibniz-Institut für Kristallzüchtung
Max-Born-Straße 2A, 12489 Berlin, Germany