2019 MRS Fall Meeting & Exhibit

Tutorial Sessions

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  • Tutorial EL01—Optical Metasurfaces—Materials, Designs, and Advanced Applications

    Sunday, December 1
    8:00 am – 5:00 pm
    Hynes, Level 2, Room 200
     

    This tutorial will cover the fundamental principles, advanced designs and technological applications of optical metasurfaces.

  • Tutorial EL04—Introduction to Chalcogenide Discovery and Design

    Sunday, December 1
    8:30 am –12:00 pm
    Hynes, Level 2, Room 201

    This tutorial will offer a brief introduction to theory and computations as well as to synthesis and characterization, in particular when applied to sulfides, selenides, tellurides, and multi-anionic systems. Oxide materials will also be included as they relate to chalcogenides more broadly. The focus of the symposium will be on understanding the distinctive nature of this group of materials in the context of materials discovery and design.

  • Tutorial FF03—Aggregation-Induced Emission

    Sunday, December 1
    8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
    Hynes, Level 2, Room 206

    The tutorial aims to bring the attendees updated information on fundamental AIE research and state-of-the-art applications of AIE luminogens. It is also designed for the experienced AIE researchers to reinforce their knowledge on the scopes of development of new generation of AIE materials, understanding of AIE mechanisms and exploration of advanced technological applications. Eight top experts from seven countries will deliver lectures and consulting sections, providing a unique platform for the attendees to learn from the professionals and foster dynamic and scientific exchange via exciting cross-disciplinary discussions.

  • Tutorial FF06—Advanced Manufacturing and Computational Tools for Reactive Materials Science

    Sunday, December 1
    8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
    Hynes, Level 2, Room 209

    The tutorial will provide the attendees with a short course in advanced experimental and computational techniques as applied to the study of reactive materials.

  • Tutorial MQ02—Introduction to Ion Trap and Superconducting Qubits and Their Material Challenges

    Sunday, December 1
    8:30 AM – 12:00 PM
    Hynes, Level 2, Room 202

    The tutorial will overview the basics of ion trap and superconducting qubits and the history of material development for these two quantum computing platforms.

  • Tutorial MT04—Advanced Materials Exploration with Neutrons

    Sunday, December 1
    8:30 am – 5:00 pm
    Hynes, Level 2, Room 207

    This tutorial will give an overview/introduction of a few commonly used materials characterization techniques using neutrons, such as SANS, NSE, BS/TOF, PDF, etc.

  • Tutorial MT02/MT03—Applied Machine Learning for Materials Research and Development

    Sunday, December 1
    8:30 am – 5:00 pm
    Hynes, Level 2, Room 210

    This will be a hands-on tutorial. We will begin with an overview of applied machine learning fundamentals.

  • Tutorial EN08—Processing and Device Optimization Strategies for High Efficiency Solar Cells

    Sunday, December 1
    1:30 pm – 5:00 pm
    Hynes, Level 2, Room 204

    In this tutorial, we will introduce materials researchers to the most important aspects related to the preparation of state-of-the-art perovskite solar cells. The first part will cover fundamental concepts regarding the preparation of perovskite films and discuss stability effects when tuning the elemental composition. The second part will cover reproducible fabrication protocols and design rules for single cell applications, with a special focus on charge-carrier recombination. Finally, in the third part, aspects regarding the preparation, challenges and prospects of perovskite-based tandem solar-cell devices will be examined.

  • Tutorial EN11—Silicon Photovoltaics—Device Concepts, Materials and Interfaces Engineering, Fabrication, Testing and Applications

    Sunday, December 1
    1:30 pm – 5:00 pm
    Hynes, Level 2, Room 205
     

    Silicon and related thin films are applied widely in solar cells and other electronic devices. This comprehensive tutorial will introduce the processing methods, material properties, fundamental nature of interfaces and device engineering concepts. In Part I, the design rules of solar cells will be discussed. In Part II, the processing and properties of all materials and interfaces in a crystalline silicon solar cell will be reviewed. In Part III, the wide variety of high efficient crystalline silicon device architectures including their fundamental approaches to reduce the optical and electrical losses will be presented. In Part IV, the design schemes for modules, the characterization methods for performance and reliability, photovoltaic applications and their role in the energy transition will be discussed.

  • Tutorial EN17—Nuclear Materials and Damage—Design and Impact

    Sunday, December 1
    1:30 PM – 5:00 PM
    Hynes, Level 2, Room 203

    The tutorial will provide an introduction to the challenges faced by nuclear materials, whether they be within or outside the core. It will discuss the materials choices that have been made historically, the impacts they endure during operation and how these impacts have themselves impacted material design. It will cover topics such as radiation damage, property changes during operation and future materials options.

  • Tutorial FF01—Advances in Large-Scale Synthesis of Beyond Graphene 2D Materials

    Sunday, December 1
    1:30 PM – 5:00 PM
    Hynes, Level 2, Room 208

    The research areas of beyond graphene 2D and layered materials remain highly active and are continuously expanding. This is particularly true with many growth techniques emerging as promising methods for controlled large-scale synthesis of single monolayers and heterostructures. This tutorial will showcase the current status and future directions in the area of large-scale synthesis, doping and alloying of 2D materials and van der Waals heterostructures. Specifically, this tutorial will cover the science and practice of molecular beam epitaxy (MBE), metal–organic chemical vapor deposition (MOCVD) and solution-phase processing approaches that will ultimately enable the practical development of wafer scale electronics from beyond graphene 2D and layered materials.

  • Tutorial MQ01—Introduction to Quantum Spintronics

    Sunday, December 1
    1:30 pm – 5:00 pm
    Hynes, Level 2, Room 202

    This tutorial will provide an introduction to the materials and operating regimes that tend to exhibit room-temperature spin coherence and spin correlations, methods of calculating and measuring these properties, areas of initial application and critical open questions.

  • Tutorial SB06—Molecules and Materials in Mechanobiology

    Sunday, December 1
    1:30 pm – 5:00 pm
    Hynes, Level 2, Room 201

    This tutorial aims at reviewing the fundamentals and applications of mechanobiology in the context of materials science. A comprehensive overview from the cellular principles to biomaterials will be given.