Workshop Details
The Role of Configurational Complexity in Functional High Entropy Oxides
06/26/2022 - 06/30/2022
Meeting Description:

Recent advances in entropy-assisted synthesis allow the creation of new classes of materials, which can host extraordinary levels of configurational disorder on single phase, spatially ordered crystal lattices. Increasingly, there are reports linking these "high entropy" materials to a wide range of possibly transformative functional behaviors related to electronic and thermal transport, magnetic order and frustration, and ion conductivity. However, it is unclear if these behaviors are the result of simple composite responses arising from the hosted elements or if these are uniquely accessible characteristics dictated by the presence of site-to-site variances in couplings and degrees of freedom. This workshop will bring together leading physicists, materials scientists, and chemists working in this emerging field to discuss recent experimental and theoretical advances. The underlying theme will be to identify commonalities and overlaps in configurationally complex materials of different structures and function, which may lead to broadening our general understanding of entropy-stabilized and high entropy systems.

Special attention will be paid to identifying novel features of high entropy systems containing both cation and anion sublattice(s), such as high entropy oxides and nitrides, which may be expected to provide unique solutions to unresolved fundamental and applied problems in physics, materials science, and chemistry. The workshop will identify future research needs and encourage new cross-discipline collaborations between attendees.


We wish to ensure an intimate workshop setting, with no more than 20 to 25 participants. If you are interested in attending, but have not received an invitation, please contact the workshop organizer before registering.

TSRC is about expanding the frontiers of science, exploring new ideas, and building collaborations. The workshop schedule will allow for substantial unstructured time for participants to talk and think. All participants are expected to stay for the entire duration of the workshop. Scientists are encouraged to consider bringing family or friends. Telluride offers a number of options for children's camps (including Telluride Academy, Ah Haa School for the Arts, and Pinhead Institute). There is more information on childcare, camps, and family activities on TSRC's website. Feel free to contact TSRC's staff to help with any planning and/or coordinating care.

IMPORTANT: Participants should be aware that this workshop runs Sunday through Thursday. The 4th of July lodging rates will go into effect on the night of Thursday the 30th. To avoid the rate increase, you should depart on the evening of the 30th. If your flight out of Montrose does not leave until Friday the 1st, TSRC suggests eating dinner in Telluride on the night of the 30th, taking the shuttle to Montrose after dinner, and staying at the Hampton Inn (970-547-4120) next to the airport. You will receive a discount at the Hampton Inn by saying you are a TSRC scientist.

Meeting Venue:

Telluride Intermediate School
725 West Colorado Ave Telluride, CO 81435

The Role of Configurational Complexity in Functional High Entropy Oxides Registered Meeting Participants:
Participant Organization
Brahlek, Matthew Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Brenner, Donald W North Carolina State University
Gazda, Maria Gdansk University of Technology, Faculty of Applied Physics and Mathematics
Heron, John University of Michigan
Keppens, Veerle The University of Tennessee
Mazza, Alessandro Oak Ridge National Lab
McCormack, Scott University of California, Davis
Mielewczyk-Gryń, Aleksandra Gdańsk University of Technology
Musico, Brianna Los Alamos National Laboratory
Page, Katharine University of Tennessee
Rost, Christina James Madison University
Segre, Carlo Illinois Institute of Technology
Sinnott, Susan Pennsylvania State University
Takayama, Tomohiro Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research
Toher, Cormac University of Texas at Dallas
Ward, Thomas Oak Ridge National Laboratory
YAMAMOTO, Ayako Shibaura Institute of Technology

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