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2015 MRS Fall Meeting Logo2015 MRS Fall Meeting & Exhibit

November 29-December 4, 2015 | Boston
Meeting Chairs: T. John Balk, Ram Devanathan, George G. Malliaras, Larry A. Nagahara, Luisa Torsi

Symposium W—Materials under Extreme Environments (MuEE)

This symposium will focus on understanding the mechanical behavior, structural stability, transport properties, electronic/magnetic ordering, exciton generation/relaxation, and exotic properties of materials under extreme environments. Studies of materials under high pressure, high/low temperature, external electric/magnetic fields, strain loading, and fast dynamic pump-probe environments will be the major topics of this session. To generate extreme environments on earth, it is important to understand the behavior of materials used to achieve extreme environments and to develop new approaches to attaining the required properties under extreme conditions and to increase the available choice of materials, processing routes, and material dimensions available to designers and users for applications to the extreme environments. Extreme environments have been recognized as tools not only for probing material properties but also for controlling the stability of phases, and the microstructure and functionality of materials. Examples include 1) stabilization of ferromagnetic phases, 2) modification of texture in bulk and thin films during processing in metallic alloys and ceramics, 3) magnetic alignment and assembly of nanoparticles and polymers, 4) magnetic-field induced phase transformations, and 5) electromagnetic shaping of materials. The availability of new materials processed under extreme environments may lead to new science as well as new technologies and thus to better materials. Furthermore the large availability of advanced in-situ probe techniques (synchrotron, neutron, electron and optical probes) has been significantly accelerating the advancement of both theoretical modeling and experimental observations. We expect to bring together researchers from broader materials communities to explore the novel functional materials under these extreme conditions.

Topics will include:

  • Superhard materials synthesized under high pressure
  • Advanced characterization and instrumentation
  • High strength materials (conductors, insulation and reinforcement) for high field magnets
  • Nanomaterialsand composited materials under stress and pressure
  • Nanomaterials under ultrafast optical excitation
  • Strongelectron correlated systems under high pressure and external field
  • Amorphous, liquid and metastable phases
  • Materials processing, deformation and phase transformation on high field magnets
  • Energy materials under extreme conditions

Invited Speakers:

  • Mark D. Bird (National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, USA)
  • John S. Carpenter (Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA)
  • Tian Cui (Jilin University, China)
  • Hongyou Fan (Sandia National Laboratories, USA)
  • Alexander Gonchrov (Carnegie Institution of Washington, USA)
  • Eugene Gregoryanz (University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom)
  • Tetsuo Irifune (Ehime University, Japan)
  • Saulius Juodkazis (Swinburne University of Technology, Australia)
  • Alexander Kaufmann (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany)
  • Koichi Kindo (University of Tokyo, Japan)
  • Florence Lecouturier (National Laboratory for Intense Magnetic Field, France)
  • Liang Li (Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China)
  • Ke Lu (Institute of Metal Research, CAS, China)
  • Gerard (Gerry) M. Ludtka (Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA)
  • Andrea Malagoli (CNR-SPIN, Italy)
  • Ho-kwang Mao (Carnegie Institution of Washington, USA)
  • Chuck Mielke (Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA)
  • Ivan I. Naumov (Carnegie Institution of Washington, USA)
  • Rongmei Niu (National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, USA)
  • Victor Pantsyrny (Bochvar Institute, Russian Federation)
  • Yang Ren (Argonne National Laboratory, USA)
  • Yoshikazu Sakai (University of Tokyo, Japan)
  • Ludovic Thilly (University Poitiers, France)
  • Mingliang Tian (High Magnetic Field Lab, CAS, China)
  • Engang Wang (Northeastern University, China)
  • Lin Wang (HPSTAR, China)
  • Yandong Wang (Beijing University of Science and Technology, China)
  • Gary Wiederrecht (Argonne National Laboratory, USA)
  • Jin Zhang (University of California, Santa Cruz, USA)
  • Sergei Zherlitsyn (Dresden High Magnetic Field Lab, Germany)

Symposium Organizers

Wenge Yang
Center for High Pressure Science and Technology Advanced Research (HPSTAR)

Roger England
Cummins, Inc.
Advanced Manufactory Technology and Materials Engineering

Ke Han
Floriday State University
National High Magnetic Field Laboratory

Yugang Sun
Argonne National Laboratory
Center for Nanoscale Materials