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Symposium CM02—StructureProperty Relations in Non-Crystalline Materials

This symposium will address the fundamental questions of how to characterize the structure of non-crystalline materials and how to correlate structural signatures to material properties. Non-crystalline materials include glass-forming liquids and supercooled liquids, glasses, and amorphous solids (which, unlike glasses, do not exhibit a glass transition). Non-crystalline materials share the common feature that they do not possess long-range translational order. Instead, the properties of these materials are sensitive to short- to medium-range ordering. Further structural complexity can arise from anisotropy, heterogeneity, and hierarchical packing. Due to structural commonalities among a broad range of non-crystalline materials and transferable experimental/numerical techniques for studying them, this symposium will cover glasses and amorphous solids of all compositions (metals, network formers, polymers) and processing histories (vitrified through the glass transition, deposited, deformation- or radiation-induced). Relations of structure to all materials properties including optical, electrical, transport, and mechanical will be addressed.

Topics will include:

  • Structure-property relations of metallic glasses, oxide glasses, chalcogenide glasses, and polymeric glasses
  • State-of-the-art structural characterization including scattering, diffraction, imaging, tomography techniques
  • Structural signatures from short-range ordering to medium-range ordering, structural anisotropy, heterogeneity, and hierarchical packing
  • Model glasses and in silico testing using ab initio calculations, molecular dynamics, mesoscale simulations, and hybrid methods
  • Understanding optical, electrical, transport, and mechanical properties for non-crystalline materials from their structures
  • Structural evolution of non-crystalline materials due to thermal, chemical, mechanical or irradiation agitations
  • Commonalities among different classes of non-crystalline materials
  • Emerging applications of non-crystalline materials

Invited Speakers:

  • Richard Brow (Missouri University of Science and Technology, USA)
  • Yannick Champion (SIMAP, Grenoble, France)
  • Karin Dahmen (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA)
  • Juergen Eckert (Montanuniversität Leoben, Austria)
  • Takeshi Egami (University of Tennessee, USA)
  • Michael Falk (Johns Hopkins University, USA)
  • Bernhard Frick (Institut Laue-Langevin, France)
  • Huajian Gao (Brown University, USA)
  • Julia Greer (California Institute of Technology, USA)
  • Lindsay Greer (University of Cambridge, United Kingdom)
  • Liping Huang (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA)
  • Himanshu Jain (Lehigh University, USA)
  • Golden Kumar (Texas Tech University, USA)
  • John Lewandowski (Case Western Reserve University, USA)
  • Ju Li (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA)
  • Peter Liaw (University of Tennessee, USA)
  • Joerg Loeffler (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich, Switzerland)
  • Evan Ma (Johns Hopkins University, USA)
  • Juan de Pablo (University of Chicago, USA)
  • George Quinn (National Institute of Standards and Technology, USA)
  • Mark Robbins (Johns Hopkins University, USA)
  • Jan Schroers (Yale University, USA)
  • Frans Spaepen (Harvard University, USA)
  • Haizheng Tao (Wuhan University of Technology, China)
  • Weihua Wang (Institute of Physics, China)
  • Lothar Wondraczek (Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Germany)
  • Edgar Zanotto (Federal University of Sao Carlos, Brazil)
  • Josef Zwanziger (Dallhousie University, Canada)

Symposium Organizers

Yunfeng Shi
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Materials Science and Engineering
518-276-6729, shiy2@rpi.edu

Katharine Flores
Washington University
Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science
314-935-3184, floresk@wustl.edu

John Mauro
The Pennsylvania State University
Materials Science and Engineering
814-865-2130, jcm426@psu.edu

Tanguy Rouxel
University de Rennes
Institute of Physics

Keywords for Abstract Submission

Commonality, Non-crystalline, Structural characterization, Structure-property relation