2018 MRS Spring Meeting

Call for Papers

Symposium NM10—Nanometallic Materials by Design

Nanometallic materials (NMMs) are metal-based solids composed of constituents whose dimensions are ~100nm or less. Examples of NMMs are polycrystals with nano-scale grains, metallic nano-layered composites, and nanoporous metals made by dealloying. Many NMMs present significant advantages over conventional coarse-grained metals, such as high strength, radiation resistance, and high fatigue limits. Some also possess unique functionalities, such as electrochemical actuation and tunability of mechanical properties. Moreover, advanced computational techniques are creating opportunities for the design of novel NMMs. The structure and properties of NMMs depend on confinement of crystal defects to nano-scale volumes, the morphology and connectivity of NMM constituents, and the character of the interfaces between constituents, providing numerous potential avenues for NMM design.

This symposium will provide a forum for presenting cutting-edge research on the structure, properties, design, and potential applications of NMMs.

Topics will include:

  • Synthesis and processing of NMMs
  • Design and optimization of NMMs
  • Structural characterization of NMMs at all length scales
  • Thermo-mechanical properties of NMMs
  • NMM behavior under irradiation and in chemically active environments
  • Structural and functional applications of NMMs
  • Multi-scale and multi-physics modeling of NMMs

Invited Speakers:

  • Niaz Abdolrahim (University of Rochester, USA)
  • T. John Balk (University of Kentucky, USA)
  • Irene Beyerlein (University of California, Santa Barbara, USA)
  • Brad Boyce (Sandia National Laboratories, USA)
  • Andrea Hodge (University of Southern California, USA)
  • Jeff de Hosson (University of Groningen, Netherlands)
  • Nan Li (Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA)
  • Ian McCue (Texas A&M University, USA)
  • Roger Newman (University of Toronto, Canada)
  • Alfonso Ngan (University of Hong Kong, China)
  • Tomoaki Niyama (Kanazawa University, Japan)
  • Marcus Rutner (Stevens Institute of Technology, USA)
  • Stefanie Sandlobes (RWTH Aachen University, Germany)
  • Frederic Sansoz (University of Vermont, USA)
  • Gary Shiflet (University of Virginia, USA)
  • Karl Sieradzki (Arizona State University, USA)
  • Jason Trelewicz (Stony Brook University, USA)
  • Jorg Weissmuller (Technical University of Hamburg, Germany)

Symposium Organizers

Michael Demkowicz
Texas A&M University
Materials Science and Engineering
979-458-9845, demkowicz@tamu.edu

Erica Lilleodden
Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht
49 (0) 4152872550, erica.lilleodden@hzg.de

Amit Misra
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
Materials Science and Engineering
734-764-7799, amitmis@umich.edu

Mitsu Murayama
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Materials Science and Engineering
540-231-9470, murayama@vt.edu

Keywords for Abstract Submission

Extreme environments, Materials design, Mechanical behavior, Metal nanocomposites, Microstructure modeling, Nanocrystalline metals, Synthesis and processing