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Electronic Materials & Photonics

Advancing the Science and Technology of Materials, Interfaces, and Processing

The Electronic Materials & Photonics Division (EMPD) encompasses the science and engineering of electronic and photonic materials and processing for the purpose of fostering an improved understanding of all phenomena related to these fields. EMPD annually sponsors several days of technical sessions at the AVS International Symposium that cover themes including electronic, optical, photonic, and magnetic properties, interface and defect engineering, and novel materials properties and processing techniques.