2020 MRS Spring Meeting

Call for Papers

Symposium CP01-Advances in In Situ Experimentation Techniques Enabling Novel and Extreme Materials/Nanocomposite Design

Plasticity and fracture of materials at the nanoscales and other emerging/novel systems can deviate significantly from the bulk properties and thus may have important implications if the materials are to be used in real world engineering systems – in terms of performance, manufacturability and also reliability. Nanoscale materials and composites have been known to have important size effects, but today many other emerging materials – due to their novel manufacturing routes, or enabled by them – have combined nanoscale effects with 3D microarchitecturing to reach and approach extreme limits of materials properties. For example, 3D microlattices have been reported to show ultra high strengths but also ultra light weight. Recently, biomimetic 3D-multi hierarchy materials have also received much attention as the 3D microarchitecture enabled by additive manufacturing can significantly enhance the fracture toughness of the materials/nanocomposites through unique mechanisms while maintaining very light weight. The focus of this symposium will be on recent advances in the in situ experimentation aspects of plasticity and fracture, especially ones that crucially enable the development and design of emerging/extreme materials and nanocomposite (nanoscale, 3D/4D-printed, biomimetic/composites, strain-engineered,etc.) with enhanced mechanical properties reaching or approaching the extreme limits of materials properties. However, all fundamental studies on mechanical properties of nanoscale/extreme materials and nanocomposites including ex-situ and in-situ SEM/TEM, synchrotron X-ray experiments as well as modeling and simulations on relevant length scales will be addressed. Nanomaterials/nanocomposites of interest will consist of metals, ceramics, polymers, amorphous materials and their derivative containing carbon based materials.

Topics will include:

  • <em>In situ</em> SEM/TEM analysis of the deformation behavior
  • Other in situ experimentation techniques (synchrotron, Raman, etc.) especially providing unique insights to enable novel and extreme materials/nanocomposite design
  • Effects of interfaces on the mechanical properties of metal-matrix nanocomposites
  • Deformation and fracture mechanisms of metal-ceramic, crystallineamorphous composites
  • Graphene or CNT containing composites (ex. metal-graphene/CNT, polymer-graphene/CNT) for high strength applications
  • Nano-composites based on light-weight metals such as Magnesium
  • Hierarchical biocomposite or biomimetic composites and their unique fracture/deformation mechanisms
  • Fabrication and analysis of 3D or 4D nano-composites
  • Simulation and modeling of mechanical behavior of the nano-composites
  • A tutorial complementing this symposium is tentatively planned.

Invited Speakers:

  • Irene Beyerlein (University of California, Santa Barbara, USA)
  • Alfonso Ngan (University of Hong Kong, China)
  • Marie-Ingrid Richard (European Synchrotron Radiation Facility, France)
  • Julia Greer (California Institute of Technology, USA)
  • Ju Li (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA)
  • Michael Demkowicz (Texas A&M University, USA)
  • Joerg Bagdahn (Anhalt University, Germany)
  • Paulo Branicio (University of Southern California, USA)
  • Julie Cairney (University of Sydney, Australia)
  • In-Suk Choi (Korea Institute of Technology, Republic of Korea)
  • Reinhold Dauskardt (Stanford University, USA)
  • Stephanie Escoubas (IM2NP, France)
  • Seung-Min Han (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Republic of Korea)
  • Young-Chang Joo (Seoul National University, Republic of Korea)
  • Pooi-See Lee (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)
  • Nathan Mara (University of Minnesota, USA)
  • Andrew Minor (University of California, Berkeley, USA)
  • Amit Misra (University of Michigan, USA)
  • Michelle Pantoya (Texas Tech University, USA)
  • Olivier Thomas (Aix Marseille University, France)
  • Jian Wang (University of Nebraska, USA)
  • Guang-Ping Zhang (Institute of Metals Research, China)
  • Yong Wei Zhang (Institute of High Performance Computing (IHPC), Singapore)
  • Ehrenfried Zschech (Fraunhofer-Institut für Keramische Technologien und Systeme IKTS, Germany)

Symposium Organizers

Arief S. Budiman
BINUS University
Industrial Engineering Department

Jessica Krogstad
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Materials Science and Engineering

Nan Li
Los Alamos National Laboratory

Nobumichi Tamura
Advanced Light Source / Berkeley Lab

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