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The 14th European Conference on Surface Crystallography and Dynamics (ECSCD-14) will be held on May 3rd to 7th 2021 at Eibsee-Hotel, located at the foot of the Zugspitze mountain, the highest peak of the German Alps. The conference will be organized by the Peter Grünberg Institute, Forschungszentrum Jülich. Note that initially ECSCD-14 was planned to take place in May 2020 but had to be postponed due to the COVID crisis.

The conference will bring together scientists interested in the theoretical and experimental study of the structural and related electronic properties of crystalline surfaces.

Several novel material systems have been in the focus of condensed matter research in recent years. Examples are two-dimensional materials and their heterostructures, TMDCs, and topological materials. For all of them, surfaces and interfaces play an important role. The careful investigation of structural aspects at the surfaces and interfaces of these materials, in addition to more traditional metals, semiconductors and oxides, will be one of the foci of the conference. Other recent developments that will feature prominently are the extension of ultrafast experiments to the investigation of surface structures, the use of angle-resolved photoemission for structural investigations at surfaces, and the possibility to craft atomic and molecular structures with scanning probe microscopes which allows the creation of designer materials with tailored properties.

We particularly encourage oral and poster contributions from young scientists. Attending the conference will provide them with an opportunity to meet with experienced and internationally recognized colleagues.

History of the European Conference on Surface Crystallography and Dynamics

ECSCD-14 is a continuation of a successful series of conferences dedicated to structure and dynamics of crystalline surfaces and the related properties and processes. The previous ECSCD conferences have been held in

Erlangen, Germany (1985)
Cambridge, United Kingdom (1988)
San Miniato, Italy (1991)
Aarhus, Denmark (1993)
Banz, Germany (1995)
La Grande Motte, France (1998)
Leiden, Netherlands (2001)
Segovia, Spain (2004)
Vienna, Austria (2007)
Reading, United Kingdom (2010)
Edinburgh, United Kingdom (2012)
Trieste, Italy (2015)
Donostia-San Sebastian, Spain (2017)

Sponsors and Partners

Jülich Research Center (Forschungszentrum Jülich)

Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH

German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, DFG)

Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft