2022 MRS Fall Meeting & Exhibit

Symposium SF02-Materials for Extreme Conditions

This symposium will focus on understanding mechanical behavior, structural stability, transport properties, electronic/magnetic ordering and exotic properties of materials under extreme environments. The major topics are the studies of materials under high pressure, high/low temperature, external electric/magnetic fields, high strain deformation, and high-strain-rate dynamic loading. The achievements in these areas are related to a great progress in generating extreme environments, which are only achievable through the use of specialized materials. To do so, not only high strength materials but also multiple functional materials are needed because the extreme environments often involve multiple dimensions. All these add to the complexity in understanding the performance of materials. In fact, stability and phase transition, strength, and transport property studies of materials under extreme environments have attracted extensive researches in both basic and applied sciences for exploring the fundamental physical/chemical mechanisms and providing guidance for future material developments. Thus, it is important to understand the behavior of materials used to achieve extreme environments and to develop new approaches to attaining the required properties in order to avoid catastrophic failure of the components 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. We expect to bring together researchers from broader materials communities to explore the novel functional materials under these extreme conditions.

Topics will include:

  • Super-hard and ultra high-strength materials synthesized under high pressure and high field
  • Energy materials, nanomaterials, composites under stress, pressure, and other extreme conditions
  • Novel high-pressure materials with modified chemical bonding and composition
  • High-temperature superconductors under high pressure and/or magnetic fields
  • Theoretical modeling and prediction, advanced characterization, and instrumentation
  • High strength conductors and insulation and structure materials for high field magnets
  • Material processing and first order phase transformation in high field magnets
  • Material deformation under high field magnets or cryogenic temperatures; High strain rate mechanical characterization at the micro and nanoscale
  • Material processes and phenomena related to extremely dynamic conditions; Microballistic studies for advanced functional and structural materials
  • A tutorial complementing this symposium is tentatively planned.

Invited Speakers (tentative):

  • Mark Bird (National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, USA)
  • Daniel Braithwaite (Commissariat à l’énergie atomique et aux énergies alternatives, France)
  • Francois Debray (Laboratoire National des Champs Magnétiques Intenses, France)
  • Mikhail Eremets (Max Planck Institute for Chemistry, Germany)
  • Hongyou Fan (Sandia National Laboratories, USA)
  • Lori Graham-Brady (Johns Hopkins University, USA)
  • Gaël Grissonnanche (Cornell University, USA)
  • Sinan Keten (Northwestern University, USA)
  • Koichi Kindo (The University of Tokyo, Japan)
  • Christophe Laurent (Paul Sabatier University, France)
  • Li Liang (Huazhong University of Science & Technology, China)
  • Xujie Lv (Center for High Pressure Science & Technology Advanced Research, China)
  • Ho-kwang Mao (Center for High Pressure Science & Technology Advanced Research, China)
  • Nathan Mara (University of Minnesota, USA)
  • Doan Nguyen (Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA)
  • Artem Oganov (Skoltech, Russian Federation)
  • Victor Pantsyrny (Bochvar Institute, Russian Federation)
  • Yang Ren (Argonne National Laboratory, USA)
  • Christopher Schuh (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA)
  • Toshimori Sekine (Osaka University, Japan)
  • Madduri Somayazulu (Argonne National Laboratory, USA)
  • Jian Sun (Nanjing University, USA)
  • Simon Tardieu (Laboratoire National des Champs Magnétiques Intenses, France)
  • Ludovic Thilly (Université de Poitiers, France)
  • Mingliang Tian (High Magnetic Field Laboratory,Chinese Academy of Sciences, China)
  • Christophe Verdy (University of Technology of Belfort-Montbéliard, France)
  • Shanmin Wang (Southern University of Science and Technology, China)
  • Yan Xin (National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, USA)
  • Sergei Zherlitsyn (Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf, Germany)

Symposium Organizers

Ke Han
Florida State University
National High Magnetic Field Laboratory

Alexander Goncharov
Carnegie Institution for Science
Geophysical Laboratory

Florence Lecouturier-Dupouy
Laboratoire National des Champs Magnetiques Intenses

Wenge Yang
Center for High Pressure Science & Technology Advanced Research

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MRS publishes with Springer Nature

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