Sonderforschungsbereich 595


The International Workshop on Ferroelectric Relaxors held from

7.10.-11.10.2012 at Schlosshotel Edesheim

will bring together international experts on synthesis, properties, modeling and new applications of relaxor materials.

The focus of the workshop is on the fundamental understanding of structure-property relationships and on new materials including lead-free relaxors. Aspects of relaxor ferroelastic and ferromagnetic materials will also be discussed.

The workshop will present invited talks and contributed posters and will provide ample of time for scientific discussions.

Book of Abstracts

Program    Venue

The workshop will be held in Edesheim located at the “Deutsche Weinstrasse” in the center of the Palatinate wine-growing region, which has a long tradition extending back to the Romans and a particularly mild climate.
The “Schlosshotel” is embedded in a 5-hectare park with vineyards and fountains and provides an unique historical ambience for the Workshop. The hotel can be easily reached by car or train in about 2h from Frankfurt International Airport.

Hotel Schloss Edesheim
Luitpoldstraße 9
67483 Edesheim
Phone: +49 6323-94240
Sun, October 7th Registration (4pm-6pm)
Session I
Mon, October 8th Session II
Session III
Poster Session
Tue, October 9th Session IV
Session V
Wed, October 10th Session VI
Session VII
Conference Dinner
Thu, October 11th Departure

Local Organizers

Prof. Dr. K. Albe, TU Darmstadt
Prof. Dr. J. Rödel, TU Darmstadt
Prof. Dr. W. Kleemann, U Duisburg-Essen
Dr. Sebastian Fähler, IFW Dresden


The workshop is limited to 60 participants. If you are interested in attending this event and in contributing by a poster presentation, please send an abstract no later than
March 30th, 2012.

Decision on acceptance will be made by
April 20th, 2012

Registration and Fees

The conference fee is Euro 800 including lodging in single-rooms and full board. Students pay a reduced fee of 600 Euro and will be accommodated in double-rooms.

Please register by mail or e-mail to:

International Workshop on Relaxor Ferroelectrics
c/o Renate Hernichel
Fachgebiet Materialmodellierung
Petersenstr. 32
D-64287 Germany

P: +49-6151-166306
Fax: +49-6151-166335

Invited Speakers

• Laurent Bellaiche, U of Arkansas
• Alexei A. Bokov, Simon Fraser U
• Benjamin Burton, NIST
• Eric Cross, PennState
• Dragan Damjanovic, EPF Lausanne
• John Daniels, U of New South Wales
• Brahim Dkhil, Ecole Centrale Paris
• Wolfgang Donner, TU Darmstadt
• Manuel Hinterstein, TU Darmstadt
• Jirka Hlinka, Czech Academy of Science
• Wook Jo, TU Darmstadt
• Jacob Jones, U of Florida
• Sergei Kalinin, ORNL
• Igor Kornev, Ecole Centrale Paris
• Wolfgang Kleemann, U Duisburg-Essen
• Jens Kreisel, CNRS Grenoble
• Jae-Shin Lee, U of Ulsan
• Mario Maglione, CNRS Bordeaux
• Jan Petzelt, Czech Academy of Science
• Rasa Pirc, JSI Ljubljana
• Ulrich Rößler, IFW Dresden
• Avad Saxena, LANL
• Ljuba Schmitt, TU Darmstadt
• Vladimir V. Shvartsman, U Duisburg-Essen
• Xiaoli Tan, Iowa State University
• Pam Thomas, U Warwick
• Sergei Vakhrushev, St. Petersburg SPU
• Zuo-Guang Ye, Simon Fraser U


We acknowledge financial support by

SPP 1159
Ferroic Cooling