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Topical Clusters

  • Characterization (CH)
  • Materials Theory, Computation and Data (DS)
  • Energy and Sustainability (EN)
  • Electronics, Optics and Photonics (EQ)
  • Manufacturing (MF)
  • Nanomaterials (NM)
  • Quantum (QT)
  • Biomaterials and Soft Materials (SB)
  • Structural and Functional Materials (SF)

Symposium CH01—Frontiers of In Situ Materials Characterization—From New Instrumentation and Method to Imaging Aided Materials Design

Advancement in synchrotron X-ray techniques, microscopy and spectroscopy has extended the characterization capability to study the structure, phonon, spin, and electromagnetic field of materials with improved temporal and spatial resolution. This symposium will cover recent advances of in situ imaging techniques and highlight progress in materials design, synthesis, and engineering in catalysts and devices aided by insights gained from the state-of-the-art real-time materials characterization. This program will bring together works with an emphasis on developing and applying new methods in X-ray or electron diffraction, scanning probe microscopy, and other techniques to in situ studies of the dynamics in materials, such as the structural and chemical evolution of energy materials and catalysts, and the electronic structure of semiconductor and functional oxides. Additionally, this symposium will focus on works in designing, synthesizing new materials and optimizing materials properties by utilizing the insights on mechanisms of materials processes at different length or time scales revealed by in situ techniques. Emerging big data analysis approaches and method development presenting opportunities to aid materials design are welcomed. Discussion on experimental strategies, data analysis, and conceptual works showcasing how new in situ tools can probe exotic and critical processes in materials, such as charge and heat transfer, bonding, transport of molecule and ions, are encouraged. The symposium will identify new directions of in situ research, facilitate the application of new techniques to in situ liquid and gas phase microscopy and spectroscopy, and bridge mechanistic study with practical synthesis and engineering for materials with a broad range of applications.

Topics will include:

  • New instruments for <em>in situ</em> imaging
  • Full cell design for <em>in situ</em> imaging of fuel cell and battery materials
  • Big data analysis, artificial intelligence and theoretical modeling of materials dynamics
  • <em>In situ</em> 4D STEM, ptychography and differential phase contrast imaging
  • Ultrafast process of materials science
  • Self-assembly
  • Ion transport
  • Dynamics in soft and biology materials
  • Phonons and vibrational properties related to bond characteristics in soft materials
  • Probing changes in electronic structures and magnetic states
  • Semiconductors and oxide devices
  • Materials growth aided by mechanisms revealed from<em> in situ</em> microscopy
  • Electron beam/x-ray interaction with materials
  • A tutorial complementing this symposium is tentatively planned.

Invited Speakers:

  • Ilke Arslan (Argonne National Laboratory, USA)
  • Veronica Augustyn (North Carolina State University, USA)
  • Nina Balke (Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA)
  • Jennifer Dionne (Stanford University, USA)
  • Hongyou Fan (Sandia National Laboratories, USA)
  • Nathan Gianneschi (Northwestern University, USA)
  • Martin Holt (Argonne National Laboratory, USA)
  • Deb Kelly (The Pennsylvania State University, USA)
  • James LeBeau (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA)
  • Aaron Lindenberg (Stanford University, USA)
  • Xiaoqing Pan (University of California, Irvine, USA)
  • Yuki Sasaki (Japan Fine Ceramics Center, Japan)
  • Tao Sun (University of Virginia, USA)
  • Yugang Sun (Temple University, USA)
  • Renske van der Veen (Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin f&#252;r Materialien und Energie, Germany)
  • Marc Willinger (ETH Z&#252;rich, Switzerland)
  • Jianbo Wu (Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China)
  • Xianghui Xiao (Brookhaven National Laboratory, USA)
  • Judith Yang (University of Pittsburgh, USA)
  • Xiao-Ying Yu (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, USA)
  • Yimei Zhu (Brookhaven National Laboratory, USA)

Symposium Organizers

Wenpei Gao
North Carolina State University

Arnaud Demortiere
Université de Picardie Jules Verne

Madeline Dukes

Yuzi Liu
Argonne National Laboratory

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