(Above): Electron density distribution at a Σ3 (111) [-110] twin boundary in SrTiO3
Reference: S. Hutt, S. Köstlmeier and C. Elsässer, J. Phys.: Condens. Matter 13 (2001) 3949-3960.

Interfaces play a crucial role in different areas of materials science such as metallic interconnects in semiconductors, adhesion of oxide scales on metal substrates, thermal barrier coatings, composites, bonding between bulk metals, and ceramics and biomaterials. It is of great interest to correlate the microstructure of those interfaces to their properties, and it is becoming increasingly recognized that new applications for materials require functions and properties not achievable with monolithic materials. Combining dissimilar materials for these new applications create interfaces whose properties and processing need to be understood before they can be applied commercially.

Talks will be complemented by poster presentations emphasizing aspects of materials interfaces. We seek a balance between theory and experiment, and fundamentals and applications. In-depth discussion and detailed interaction among participants is encouraged and expected. The Workshop will assess what is known and highlight future research opportunities.

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