2020 MRS Fall Meeting

Call for Papers

Symposium SF02—Bulk Metallic Glasses

The ability to create a bulk metallic material lacking long-range order and related grain boundaries has attracted significant attention in both the academic and commercial communities. These materials, called bulk metallic glasses (BMGs) exhibit unique properties and processing advantages. For instance, they have many novel properties, including high strength, high elastic strain limit, improved corrosion resistance, and attractive magnetic properties. BMGs now exhibit a very broad range of material properties and processing opportunities. They have established themselves as a new class of material with exciting opportunities in fundamental science and broad commercial potentials. The continuation of rapid growth in the field of BMGs can be attributed to advancement in fundamental understanding of their structure and deformation, their ability to represent the liquid state, and the development of BMG forming alloys based on elements essentially covering all transition metals.

The unique crystallization behavior of BMGs allows them to be processed similarly to plastics. Various plastic processing and fabrication techniques have been adapted and tailored to the specific characteristics of BMGs. The sluggish crystallization kinetics, coupled with the absence of an intrinsic feature size limitation enables one to use BMGs over a wide range of length scales. Novel insights into processing has also been explored for improving and tailoring properties of BMGs.

From a fundamental point of view, recent progress has involved microscopic models for structure and properties of BMGs, their correlation with each other and how this correlation can be affected by processing. Their deformation mode, which drastically changes with temperature, has been also one of the focal points of research.


Topics will include:

  • Atomic Structure
  • Structure–Property Relationships
  • Manipulation Strategies of Properties through Atomic Structure
  • Glass Formation Motifs and Theories
  • Alloy Development Strategies
  • Property Enhancing Processing Methods
  • Functional Physical Properties
  • Applications
  • Fundamental Mechanisms of Plastic Deformation
  • Shear Bands and Localized Deformation

Invited Speakers:

  • Michael Atzmon (University of Michigan, USA)
  • Eran Bouchbinder (Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel)
  • Ralf Busch (Universität des Saarlandes, Germany)
  • Wen Chen (University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA)
  • Mingwei Chen (John Hopkins University, USA)
  • Karin Damen (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA)
  • Juergen Eckert (Montanuniversität Leoben, Austria)
  • Takeshi Egami (University of Tennessee, USA)
  • Michael Falk (Johns Hopkins University, USA)
  • Isabella Gallino (Universität des Saarlandes, Germany)
  • Douglas Hofmann (NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, USA)
  • Akihisa Inoue (Josai University, Japan)
  • Bill Johnson (California Institute of Technology, USA)
  • Hidemi Kato (Tohoku University, Japan)
  • Golden Kumar (Texas Tech University, USA)
  • Yi Li (Institute of Metal Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China)
  • Joerg Loeffler (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich, Switzerland)
  • Evan Ma (Johns Hopkins University, USA)
  • Robert Maas (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA)
  • Sundeep Mukherjee (University of North Texas, USA)
  • Corey O'Hern (Yale University, USA)
  • Evgenia Pekarskaya (Supercool Metals, USA)
  • Baran Sarac (Montan Universität Leoben, Austria)
  • Izabella Szlufarska (University of Wisconsin–Madison, USA)
  • Joost Vlassak (Harvard University, USA)
  • Paul Voyles (University of Wisconsin–Madison, USA)
  • Wei-Hua Wang (Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China)
  • Gerhard Wilde (University of Muenster, Germany)
  • Yong Yang (Xiamen University, China)

Symposium Organizers

Jan Schroers
Yale University
Materials Science
USA
(626) 298-0772, jan.schroers@yale.edu

Kathy Flores
Washington University in St. Louis
USA

Lindsay Greer
University of Cambridge
United Kingdom
44 (0)1223 334308, alg13@cam.ac.uk

Yanhui Liu
Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences
China
:-86-10-82649311, yanhui.liu@iphy.ac.cn