Broadband dielectric spectroscopy (BDS) is a powerful experimental technique permitting to investigate the molecular dynamics of polar (and nonpolar) materials over a wide frequency range covering up to 16 decades, at different temperatures and pressures.

BDS finds an incredibly large number of applications in different fields of science and technology. The technique has, in fact, been successfully employed in studies on (i) molecular dynamics of liquids, liquid crystals, glasses, polymers and other disordered systems; (ii) charge transport in ionic glasses and liquids, semiconductors, organic crystals, ceramics, polymers; (iii) interfacial phenomena and confinement effects; (iv) non-linear electrical effects. BDS is also a very useful tool to monitor chemical reactions and phase transitions, e.g. crystallization, irreversible adsorption, tautomerization, etc.

Considering the multidisciplinary approach and the broad set of applications of the technique, this meeting is open also to researchers outside of the dielectric community whose research could start new synergies at both experimental and theoretical level.

Following the structure of the previous meetings of the International Dielectric Society, BDS2018  will provide a platform to discuss the exciting developments of Broadband dielectric spectroscopy at both academic and industrial level. The following topics will be addressed in devoted sessions:

S01 Polymer Dynamics
S02 Soft Matter Dynamics and Phase Transitions in Amorphous, Partially Ordered and Ordered Systems (Liquid and Plastic Crystals, Ferroelectrics, Ceramics, Pharmaceuticals, etc.)
S03 Glassy Dynamics and its Scaling under Different Variables (Pressure, Temperature, Electric Fields, etc.)
S04 Investigation of Confinement Effects
S05 Non-Linear Electrical Effects
S06 Advancements in Terahertz Spectroscopy and Local Dielectric Spectroscopy
S07 Industrial applications
S08 Dielectric Spectroscopy Spatially Resolved at Micro- and Nanoscale
S09 Water and Hydrogen Bonded Systems, Application of BDS to Life Science
S10 Charge Transport and Relaxation & Interfacial Phenomena