14. IKZ Summer School

Dynamics and Processes in Crystalline Materials
Time resolved electron and X-ray studies

Advances in experimental instruments and techniques have paved the way for the investigation of functional materials in-situ and under operando conditions. A big step forward is the ability study the transient state of crystalline materials in “realistic” conditions, such as under optical excitation, electric/magnetic fields or high temperature. These insights lead to a better understanding of non-equilibrium processes in materials and enable their optimization for highly efficient, stable and sustainable future technologies.
This year’s IKZ Summer School sets the focus on a selection of the method developments with a high priority for the investigation of structural dynamics in crystalline materials in the fields of Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM) and X-Ray Diffraction / Imaging (XRD). Common to these methods is the ability to capture phenomena on a broad range of time and length scales stretching from few nanometers (nm) to millimeters (mm) and picoseconds (ps) to milliseconds (ms). We discuss potentials and limitations of the techniques in context of selected, recent applications in materials science. A special focus is set on ferroic correlations, phase transitions and domain dynamics in complex systems.

Please send an email with details of your institution and position to

Summer School participation is free of charge.
Participants are asked to organize their accommodation by themselves.
As the number of participants is limited early registration is recommended.

Registration deadline: 22-08-22

Poster session
All participants are encouraged to present their own research at the poster session to profit from a lively exchange with all speakers and participants of the workshop.
Please submit a short (~200 words) abstract with your registration.

Peter Gaal, Carsten Richter, Houari Amari

Max-Born-Str. 2a
12489 Berlin, Germany



Wednesday, August 31  

11:45am – 1:30pm       
Registration lunch & Welcome by Thomas Schröder, Director IKZ 
1:30pm – 2:30pm

Observations of the dynamic microstructural evolution of complex alloys by in situ S/TEM
Dr. Christian LIEBSCHER | Max-Planck-Institut für Eisenforschung GmbH
2:30pm – 2:40pm
Coffee break
2:40pm – 3:40pm

X-ray nanobeams in materials structure and dynamics     
Prof. Paul G. Evans | University of Wisconsin-Madison
3:00pm – 4:00pm
Coffee break
4:00pm – 5:00pm

X-ray photon correlation spectroscopy at the ESRF extremely brilliant source: the perfect match
Dr. Federico Zontone | ESRF, The European Synchrotron
from 5:00pm
Poster session


Thursday, September 1    

9:15am – 10:30am  
Time-resolved X-ray crystallography
Dr. Semen Gorfman | Tel-Aviv University
10:30am – 10:45am    
Coffee break
10:45am – 11:45am

Revealing nanoworld dynamics with liquid and gas phase TEM
Dr. Damien ALLOYEAU | UMR Université Paris Cité-CNRS
11:45am – 1:30pm
Lunch break
1:30pm – 2:30pm

How martensitic transitions make materials smart
Dr. Klara Lünser | Helmholz-Zentrum Dresden Rossendorf
2:30pm – 2:40pm
Coffee break
2:40pm – 3:40pm

Ultrafast dynamics in solids: an X-ray view
Dr. Urs Staub | Paul Scherrer Institut
4:00pm – 5:00pm

In-Operando Investigation of the Ferroelectric Switching Dynamics of Pb(Zr,Ti)O3 Thin Film Capacitors
Using Time-Resolved X-Ray Diffraction

Dr. Matthias RÖSSLE | Helmholtz-Zentrum für Materialien und Energie Berlin
from 7:00pm
Conference dinner


Friday, September 2    

9:00am – 10:30am

Probing the dynamics of multiferroic interfaces by in situ electron microscopy and spectroscopy
Prof. Xiaoqing PAN | University of California - Irvine
10:30am – 10:45am     
Coffee break
10:45am – 11:45am

4DSTEM and electrochemical liquid TEM experiments to study lithiation dynamics process
in Li-ion battey materials

Dr. Arnaud DEMORTIERE | Chargé de Recherche CNRS, Amiens
11:45am – 1:30pm
Lunch break
1:30pm – 2:30pm
In-situ TEM observations of ferroelectric domains: lessons learned so far
Dr. Miryam ARREDONDO | Queen’s University Belfast




Dr. Christian LIEBSCHER
Group Leader Advanced Transmission Electron Microscopy; Department Structure and Nano- / Micromechanics of Materials,
Max-Planck-Institut für Eisenforschung GmbH

Prof. Paul G. EVANS
Department of Materials Science and Engineering,
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Dr. Federico ZONTONE
Beam Line Operations Manager - Experiments Division; ID10 - Complex System and Biomedical Science goup,
ESRF, The European Synchrotron

Senior Lecturer; Department of Materials Science and Engineering,
Tel-Aviv University

Director of Research, CNRS; Laboratoire Matériaux et Phénomènes Quantiques
Université de Paris

Dr. Klara LÜNSER
Helmholz-Zentrum Dresden Rossendorf

Group Leader Microscopy and Magnetism,
Swiss Light Source of the Paul Scherrer Institut

Assistant Professor; Laboratory for in situ Nanomaterials Characterization with Electrons,
EPFL Lausanne

Prof. Xiaoqing PAN
Henry Samueli Endowed Chair in Engineering; Professor, Materials Science and Engineering; Professor, Physics & Astronomy,
University of California – Irvine

Research Officer CNRS (CR1); Head of the microscopy platform RS2E,
Laboratoire de réactivité et de chimie de l'état solide (LRCS), Amiens

Senior Lecturer; Centre for Nanostructured Media,
Queen’s University Belfast