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Symposium SF08—Far From Equilibrium Microstructure Evolution in Metals

This symposium will explore the scientific frontiers of driven and non-equilibrium microstructure evolution in metals. The microstructure of metallic materials evolves continuously during processing and in service. This evolution is often described as a gradual approach to thermodynamic equilibrium, as solutes partition, defects anneal, and grains grow. However, under intense, external driving forces, metal microstructures may evolve in different and often unanticipated ways: high strain rate compression forms metastable phases, irradiation causes grain refinement, and continuous cyclic loading generates complex defect aggregates. Such driven microstructure evolution leads to early failure, in some cases. In others, it gives rise to steady-state, far-from-equilibrium microstructures with enhanced performance. Similarly, far-from-equilibrium processing methods open opportunities for the synthesis of unconventional, hitherto unexplored metal microstructures.

This symposium will provide a forum for presenting cutting-edge research on far-from-equilibrium microstructure evolution in metallic materials during processing and under exposure to external drivers.

Topics will include:

  • Microstructure evolution across length scales—from atoms, to defects, to grains, to grain aggregates—and across time scales: from atomic vibrations to long-term aging
  • Diverse external driving forces, including deformation at all strain rates, irradiation, rapid heating/cooling, and exposure to electromagnetic fields
  • Far-from-equilibrium microstructure processing, such as laser rapid solidification, physical vapor co-deposition, and severe plastic deformation
  • Investigation of microstructure evolution through advanced experiments, simulations, and theory
  • All classes of metallic materials: crystalline and amorphous, single- and multi-phase, conventional and novel
  • Technological implications of far-from-equilibrium microstructure evolution

Invited Speakers:

  • Nesma Aboulkhair (The University of Nottingham, United Kingdom)
  • Allison Beese (The Pennsylvania State University, USA)
  • Pascal Bellon (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA)
  • Brad Boyce (Sandia National Laboratories, USA)
  • Amy Clarke (Colorado School of Mines, USA)
  • Zachary C. Cordero (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA)
  • Eric Detsi (University of Pennsylvania, USA)
  • Avinash Dongare (University of Connecticut, USA)
  • Lynne Ecker (Brookhaven National Laboratory, USA)
  • Jaafar El-Awady (Johns Hopkins University, USA)
  • Amit Misra (University of Michigan, USA)
  • Maylise Nastar (Commissariat à l'énergie atomique et aux énergies alternatives, France)
  • Thomas Niendorf (Universität Kassel, Germany)
  • Kai Nordlund (University of Helsinki, Finland)
  • Tresa Pollock (University of California, Santa Barbara, USA)
  • Bruce Remington (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, USA)
  • Michael Sangid (Purdue University, USA)
  • Jan Schroers (Yale University, USA)
  • Matteo Seita (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)
  • Iain Todd (The University of Sheffield, United Kingdom)
  • Janelle Wharry (Purdue University, USA)
  • Justin Wilkerson (Texas A&M University, USA)
  • Yanwen Zhang (Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA)

Symposium Organizers

Michael J. Demkowicz
Texas A&M University

Christian Leinenbach
Empa–Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology

Manyalibo J. Matthews
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Mitra Taheri
Johns Hopkins University
Department of Materials Characterization and Processing (MCP)

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