2021 MRS Spring Meeting

Call for Papers

Symposium CT08-Mechanochemical Coupling in Chemical Treatment and Materials Degradation—Modeling and Experimentation

This symposium aims at the fundamental and cross-disciplinary understanding of mechano-chemical coupling (MCC) in chemical or electrochemical processes. This coupling is of great importance to everyday life and modern industry. For example, it affects the cyclability of rechargeable batteries, the impact resistance of screen cover glass, and the durability of materials in high-temperature and corrosive environments. Analytical, computational, and experimental tools have been developed discretely for each situation to comprehend, mitigate, or make use of these coupling effects, but rarely is this expertise leveraged between research areas. New cross-disciplinary interactions could therefore bring about a broad impact on MCC research. The symposium also aims to foster the synergy between theoretical and experimental investigations. Theoretical and computational models lay the groundwork for comprehending and predicting MCC in materials processing or degradation. Experimental studies complement modeling with quantitative unveiling of the coupling phenomena, such as the in-situ observations of oxidation or lithiation, and the atomic-resolution imaging of diffusion/reaction processes. Discussions of materials synthesis and fabrication methods based on MCC and discussions that advance understanding of fundamental material science issues are also welcomed. To promote cross-disciplinary discussion under the theme of MCC, we call for abstracts in, but not limited to, the following areas: mechano-chemical modeling of diffusion and reaction in multi-component systems, the degradation of bulk or thin-film materials at high temperatures and/or corrosive environments, new battery concepts that mitigate the MCC effect (e.g., Zero-Strain cathode materials), ion-exchange process in glass and polymers, and advanced energy materials.

Topics will include:

  • Modeling of diffusion-reaction in multi-component systems
  • Modeling of microstructure/texture evolution
  • Modeling of phase transformation and grain growth
  • Modeling of rechargeable batteries and fuel cells
  • First-principle calculation of MCC effect
  • Oxidization or corrosion of advanced alloys
  • Stress corrosion cracking
  • Ion-exchange toughening of glasses
  • Novel (e.g., zero-strain) cathode materials
  • Nuclear materials and irradiation effects
  • High-resolution characterization of mechanochemical coupled diffusion-reaction processes
  • Corrosion of glass and ceramics

Invited Speakers:

  • Alexander Freidin (Institute for Problems in Mechanical Engineering, Russian Academy of Sciences, Russian Federation)
  • Stephane Gin (Commissariat à l’énergie atomique et aux énergies alternatives, France)
  • Xiaogang Li (University of Science and Technology Beijing, China)
  • Guglielmo Macrelli (ISOCLIMA Group, Italy)
  • Philippe Marcus (Chimie Paris Tech–École Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Paris, France)
  • Linda Nazar (University of Waterloo, Canada)
  • Jamie Noël (The University of Western Ontario, Canada)
  • San Qiang Shi (The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong)
  • Marcel A.J. Sommers (Technical University of Denmark, Denmark)
  • Christiane Stephan-Scherb (Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung (BAM), Germany)
  • Mattias Thuvander (Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden)
  • Filip Tuomisto (University of Helsinki, Finland)
  • Chongmin Wang (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, USA)
  • Luning Wang (University of Science and Technology Beijing, China)
  • Elaine West (Naval Nuclear Laboratory, USA)

Symposium Organizers

Haihui Ruan
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Hong Kong
852-2766-6648, hhruan@polyu.edu.hk

Sheng Guo
Chalmers University of Technology
Industrial and Materials Science
46-31-772-12-54, sheng.guo@chalmers.se

Jingli Luo
University of Alberta
Chemical and Materials Engineering
(780) 492-2232, jingli.luo@ualberta.ca

Daniel Schreiber
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Energy and Environment Directorate
(509) 372-6920, daniel.schreiber@pnnl.gov