2020 MRS Spring Meeting

Call for Papers

In March of this year, MRS leadership made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 MRS Spring Meeting in Phoenix for the safety and well-being our members, attendees, staff and the materials community, and to reschedule as much of the program as possible into a special 2020 Joint MRS Spring and Fall Meeting.

This one-time-only joint event will take place in Boston, from Saturday, November 28 through Friday, December 4—expanding by one day to provide programming capacity. The program flow for each symposium is under development and will be announced in early July.

Symposium CT06—Local and Global Fluctuations in Plasticity

Many materials exhibit large fluctuations in their plastic response that, for example, can be a result of abrupt changes in the evolving dislocation network, collective depinning from static or dynamic pinning points, strain localization into shear bands, phase transformations, etc. All of these processes led to spatiotemporal plastic deformation dynamics in a variety of materials, such as pure single and poly crystals, solid solutions, high-entropy alloys, or glassy systems. In this symposium, we seek to discuss the underlying structural mechanisms for strain localization, avalanche dynamics, and intermittent deformation across all length and time-scales of metals or condensed matter in general. We also welcome topics that focus on the evolution of defect populations and how this dictates the macroscopic behavior in response to a thermal or mechanical stimulus. The symposium aims at covering the experimental characterization of these fluctuation phenomenon, novel model development, and also simulations and theory.

The Local and global fluctuations in plasticity symposium brings together a broad range of materials researchers for a technical exchange and a discussion of the scientific issues driving research in this field.

Topics will include:

  • Discrete deformation of crystalline materials across all length scales
  • Shear-band formation and dynamics in metallic glasses
  • Dislocation avalanche dynamics
  • Dislocation network evolution
  • Structural excitations and defect distributions in metallic glasses
  • Intermittency in fracture
  • Serrated flow of high entropy alloys
  • Avalanches in granular and other disordered materials
  • Statistical characterization of intermittent deformation and self-organized critical behavior
  • General theory and microstructural modelling describing avalanche behavior
  • Emerging experimental methods to trace intermittent deformation in single as well as polycrystalline systems
  • Constitutive model development for strain localizing materials
  • Incorporating structural and temporal stochasticity in theories of deformation and failure

Invited Speakers:

  • Wei Cai (Stanford University, USA)
  • Yinan Cui (Tsinghua University, China)
  • Michael Falk (Johns Hopkins University, USA)
  • Yue Fan (University of Michigan, USA)
  • Daniel Gianola (University of California Santa Barbara, USA)
  • Eric Homer (Brigham Young University, USA)
  • Todd Hufnagel (Johns Hopkins University, USA)
  • Abigail Hunter (Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA)
  • Lasse Laurson (Tampere University, Finland)
  • Jaime Marian (University of California Los Angeles, USA)
  • Amit Misra (University of Michigan, USA)
  • Tomoaki Niiyama (Kanazawa University, Japan)
  • Darren Pagen (Cornell University, USA)
  • Ruitao Qu (Institute of Metal Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China)
  • Anne Tanguy (INSA Lyon, France)
  • Lev Truskinovsky (École Supérieure de Physique et de Chimie Industrielles, France)
  • Alexei Vinogradov (Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway)
  • Gang Wang (Shanghai University, China)
  • Gerhard Wilde (University of Muenster, Germany)
  • Jian-min Zuo (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA)

Symposium Organizers

Robert Maass
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
217.904.4329, rmaass@illinois.edu

Irene Beyerlein
University of California Santa Barbara
Department of Mechanical Engineering

Peter Derlet
Paul Scherrer Institut
Condensed Matter Theory Group
+41 (0)56 310 3164, peter.derlet@psi.ch

Peter Ispanovity
Eötvös Loránd University
Department of Materials Physics