Two weeks are remaining for submitting abstracts to the MRS Spring 2008 meeting Symposium JJ on Nanoscale Electromechanics and Piezoresponse Force Microscopy. The symposium will feature recent
advances in experimental methods and theoretical understanding of electromechanical coupling on the nanoscale in polar, ferroelectric, macromolecular, and biological systems. The goal of this symposium is to
bring together the experts from biology, materials science, and organic chemistry communities interested in electromechanical processes, scanning probe microscopists developing the experimental pathway for
probing nanoelectromechanics, and theorists interested in fundamental mechanisms of electromechanical energy conversion, to formulate the outstanding research needs, grand challenges, applications, and
development pathway for this rapidly emerging field.
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