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  • 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 SF07—In Situ Material Performance and Dynamic Structure Characterization Under Coupled Extremes

This symposium will focus on the dynamic behavior, structure, and performance of structural and functional materials in response to coupled extreme environments. Focus will be restricted to these coupled environments where two or more environmental factors are present, including but not limited to extreme temperatures, cyclic fatigue, radiation exposure, corrosive environments, high pressures, or high magnetic fields. Driving materials with such environmental factors often produces unique dynamic changes in structures and properties which are otherwise impossible to achieve, for example the generation of gas bubble superlattices in metals exposed to high temperatures, gas loading, and irradiation. A connection between materials physics and engineering systems of interest will be encouraged as many systems such as future fusion power plants, high efficiency turbines, and satellites may involve these environmental conditions. One portion of the symposium will particularly focus on emerging in situ experimentation capable of providing time-resolved performance and structure insight into these dynamic and/or transient processes. Besides novel in situ instruments and observations, innovative approaches and algorithms developed to synchronize, track, and classify in situ data and to generate high throughput analysis are encouraged to push boundaries for quantitative understanding of materials dynamics and transformations. A second portion of the symposium will focus on modeling and simulation of materials under these coupled extremes across multiple length scales, from the atomic resolution calculation of defect generation to time-accelerated dynamics of degradation over complete system lifetimes. A final, linking component will specifically target modeling and simulation that attempts to connect directly to in situ experimental modalities either as a tool for the design and implementation of experiments or as a pathway to understand in detail measured properties and structures.

Topics will include:

  • Novel (destructive and non-destructive) in situ techniques for coupled extremes
  • <em>In situ</em> small scale mechanical property testing (SEM or TEM length scales)
  • Advanced diffraction techniques coupled to extreme environments
  • Direct observation of radiation-induced microstructural transformations in real time
  • Corrosive attack combined with other environmental drivers (thermal field, strain, radiation, etc.)
  • Synergistic effects of coupled extremes relating to materials degradation
  • Computer-assisted defect recognition and tracking for in situ time series
  • Coupling experimental results with predictive modeling and simulation
  • Synchronization and integration of in situ structure and property/performance data
  • Emergent behavior under coupled extremes
  • Expansion of length and time scales in modeling and simulation

Invited Speakers:

  • M. Grace Burke (University of Manchester, United Kingdom)
  • Shen Dillon (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA)
  • Steve Donnely (University of Huddersfield, United Kingdom)
  • Lynne Ecker (Brookhaven National Laboratory, USA)
  • Aurelie Gentils (Universit&#233; Paris-Saclay, France)
  • Krzysztof Gofryk (Idaho National Laboratory, USA)
  • Khalid Hattar (Sandia National Laboratories, USA)
  • Djamel Kaoumi (North Carolina State University, USA)
  • Daniel Kiener (Montanuniversit&#228;t Leoben, Austria)
  • Christian Linsmeier (Forschungszentrum J&#252;lich GmbH, Germany)
  • Pui-Wai (Leo) Ma (Culham Center for Fusion Technology, United Kingdom)
  • Chad Parish (Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA)
  • Farida Selim (Bowling Green State University, USA)
  • Michael Short (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA)
  • Susannah Speller (University of Oxford, United Kingdom)
  • Isabela Szlufarska (University of Wisconsin–Madison, USA)
  • George Tynan (University of California, San Diego, USA)

Symposium Organizers

Cody Dennett
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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Flyura Djurabekova
University of Helsinki

Samuel Murphy
Lancaster University
United Kingdom

Yuanyuan Zhu
University of Connecticut
Materials Science and Engineering

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