Symposium MT01—Advanced In Situ Characterization of Materials Kinetics
In situ (S)TEM and synchrotron X-ray techniques with improved probes and advanced detectors provide unprecedented opportunities to satisfy the emerging research needs in materials science. Materials science has inspired great efforts to advance the integrated platforms to complementarily analyze the transformation of materials ranging from materials growth to materials degradation to emergent phenomena. Both in situ (S)TEM and synchrotron X-ray techniques (e.g., imaging, scattering, and spectroscopy) have been employed to study the structural and chemical evolution of functional materials in real time and in operating environments with spatial resolution down to the atomic scale. Correlative information obtained from such in situ techniques has enabled new insights into materials transformation mechanisms. The big data generated from such multimodal characterization methods has inspired significant efforts to model and simulate the transformations, which has accelerated the discovery and development of new materials and processes.
The symposium will cover a wide range of topics related to in situ studies of materials. In addition, the emerging development and application of in situ techniques will be focused on the study of phase transitions, materials growth, energy transfer, structural and chemical evolution in operando. The goal of this symposium is to bring together scientists and engineers from across multiple disciplines to share their successes and initiate new collaborations for in situ characterizations and modeling/simulations.