The idea of regular scientific meetings of physicists involved in studies of ferroelectrics and phase transitions in Poland and Czechoslovakia followed inevitably from the success of first such an event in Błażejewko in 1979. The Seminar was organized in collaborating of the Department of Dielectrics of the Institute of Physics of Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences and the Ferroelectric Lab of the Institute of Molecular Physics of Polish Academy of Sciences. The Seminars are an international forum for presentation of recent results, unconstrained discussions and initiating of joint studies. This conference series results not only in scientific integration but also in close cooperation and friendship. The bianual event usually brings together about 100–120 participants in a proportion: approximately one third from the Czech Republic, one third from Poland and the rest from other countries.
Thematical scope includes all its traditional subjects:
- Ferroelectric and structural phase transitions
- Dielectric and microwave properties, THz and IR spectroscopy
- Liquid crystals and polymeric liquid crystals
- Structural and microstructural properties
- Inelastic light and neutron scattering
- Domains and domain boundaries
- Ferroelectric thin and thick films
- Nanomaterials and size effect
- Piezoelectrics and pyroelectrics
- Relaxor ferroelectrics
- Ionic conductors
- Lukas Eng (Germany)
- Anna Gagor (Poland)
- Jorge Íñiguez (Luxembourg)
- Mikhail Osipov (UK)
- Jan Petzelt (Czech Republic)
- Krystian Roleder (Poland)
- Šarūnas Svirskas (Lithuania)
In order to promote the scientific development of our younger colleagues, we plan to expand the conference by a series of tutorials (the preliminary offer is listed in the Program section).
Young Researcher Competition
Students are encouraged to take part in the Young Researcher Competition. The participants will have a chance to introduce their posters by a two minute oral presentation.