Broadband dielectric spectroscopy (BDS) is a powerful experimental technique permitting the investigation of 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 a huge number of applications in different fields of science and technology. The technique has 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 useful for monitoring 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 also open to researchers outside of the dielectric community whose research could start new synergies at both experimental and theoretical levels.

Following the structure of previous meetings of the International Dielectric Society, BDS2022 will provide a platform to discuss the exciting developments of broadband dielectric spectroscopy at both the academic and industrial levels.


 The following topics will be addressed in intense 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 Confinement Effects
S05 Non-Linear Effects
S06 Advancements in Terahertz 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, Relaxation, and Interfacial Effects