Symposium SF01-Bulk Metallic Glasses

The ability to create bulk metallic alloys lacking long-range order and grain boundaries has attracted significant attention in both the academic and commercial communities. These materials, called bulk metallic glasses (BMGs) They exhibit unique properties, including near theoretical strength, high elastic strain limit and wear resistance along with excellent soft-magnetic and catalytic properties. Modern BMGs can also show processing advantages, and additive manufacturing recently has enabled large scale components to be produced. They have established themselves as a viable class of engineering materials with exciting opportunities in fundamental science and broad potential commercial applications. The continuation of rapid growth in the field of BMGs can be attributed to advancements in our fundamental understanding of their structure and deformation, improved understanding of the liquid structural state, the development of BMG forming alloys based on elements essentially covering all transition metals, and new processing methods such as thermo-plastic forming and additive manufacturing. The unique vitrification behavior of BMGs allows them to be processed similar to both plastics and metals. Various plastic processing and fabrication techniques have been adapted and tailored to the specific characteristics of BMGs. The sluggish crystallization kinetic, 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 research progress has involved micromechanistic models for processing-structure-property relationships of BMGs, which has been a significant challenge due to the lack of long-range order, grains and their boundaries, and other typical structural features observed in metals.

Topics will include:

  • Atomic structure of bulk metallic glasses and its relationship with properties
  • Manipulation strategies of properties through atomic structure, including rejuvenation and relaxation
  • Glass formation motifs, theories, and development strategies
  • Processing methods and opportunities including additive manufacturing
  • Mechanical properties and mechanisms of plastic deformation and failure
  • Functional physical properties including magnetism and catalysis
  • Application opportunities
  • Vitrification kinetics and atomic mobility

Invited Speakers:

  • Ralf Busch (Universität des Saarlandes, Germany)
  • Na Chen (Tsinghua University, China)
  • Wen Chen (University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA)
  • Karin A. Dahmen (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA)
  • Takeshi Egami (Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA)
  • Michael Falk (Johns Hopkins University, USA)
  • Michael Ferry (University of New South Wales, Australia)
  • Katherine Flores (Washington University in St. Louis, USA)
  • Lindsay Greer (University of Cambridge, United Kingdom)
  • Douglas Hofmann (NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, USA)
  • Lina Hu (Shandong University, China)
  • Sebastian Kube (University of Wisconsin–Madison, USA)
  • Golden Kumar (The University of Texas at Dallas, USA)
  • Dongwoo Lee (Sungkyunkwan University, Republic of Korea)
  • Maozhi Li (Renmin University of China, China)
  • Mo Li (Georgia Institute of Technology, USA)
  • Jörg Löffler (ETH Zürich, Switzerland)
  • Robert Maaß (Federal Institute of Materials Research and Testing, Germany)
  • Sundeep Mukherjee (University of North Texas, USA)
  • Corey O'Hern (Yale University, USA)
  • Eun Soo Park (Seoul National University, Republic of Korea)
  • Birte Riechers (Federal Institute of Materials Research and Testing, Germany)
  • Beatrice Ruta (CNRS Institut Néel Grenoble, France)
  • Udo Schwarz (Yale University, USA)
  • Frans Spaepen (Harvard University, USA)
  • Paola Tiberto (Istituto Nazionale di Ricerca Metrologica, Italy)
  • Paul Voyles (University of Wisconsin–Madison, USA)
  • Wei-Hua Wang (Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China)
  • Shuai Wei (Aarhus University, Denmark)
  • Chenchen Yuan (Southeast University, China)

Symposium Organizers

Isabella Gallino
Technische Universität Berlin
Materials Science and Technology
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Jamie Kruzic
University of New South Wales
School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering
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Yanhui Liu
Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Jan Schroers
Yale University
Materials Science and Engineering

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