2018 MRS Spring Meeting

Call for Papers

Symposium NM11—Deformable Atomically Thin MaterialsMechanics, Materials and Devices

Many mechanical deformations, such as buckling, crumpling, wrinkling, collapsing, and delamination, are usually considered as threats to mechanical integrity and are avoided or reduced in the traditional design of materials and structures. However, the careful control of materials systems and applied stresses enable the tailoring of such mechanical instabilities to deterministically create functional morphologies. In particular, owing to their ultralow bending stiffness, one can utilize deformation of atomically-thin materials (such as graphene, BN, transition metal dichalcogenide monolayers, Si nano-membranes, etc.) to enable new structural properties and device-level functionalities, beyond those in bulk material systems.

This symposium will cover fundamental mechanics theory and modeling of atomically-thin materials and devices, elucidating how controlled deformation and strain engineering can enable new materials properties and device functions. On the experimental side, the symposium will cover advances in material synthesis and assembly/processing as well as controlled deformation and straining of atomically-thin materials. Furthermore, the symposium will also focus on how such controlled deformation and straining will lead to the emergent properties, including thermal, optical, electrical, magnetic, mechanical and/or hybrid properties. Finally, potential applications on adaptive/conformal and multifunctional electronics based on deformed/strained atomically-thin materials will be presented.

Interdisciplinary topics related to mechanics, physics, and materials science and engineering will be presented by invited speakers in order to accelerate the development of these new forms of materials and applications. Interdisciplinary presentations from invited speakers are also aimed to motivate synergistic research collaborations in the field of deformed and strained atomically-thin materials.

Topics will include:

  • Theory and modeling of deformation mechanics of atomically-thin materials
  • Synthesis and assembly of atomically-thin materials
  • Controlled deformation (e.g., bending, folding, buckling, crumpling, etc.) of atomically-thin materials
  • Strain engineering of atomically-thin materials
  • Emergent thermal, optical, electrical, magnetic and/or hybrid properties of deformed/strained atomically-thin materials
  • Flexible, stretchable and shape adaptive devices based on atomically-thin materials

Invited Speakers:

  • Jong-Hyun Ahn (Yonsei University, Republic of Korea)
  • Narayana Aluru (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA)
  • Adrian Bachtold (ICFO – The Institute of Photonic Sciences, Spain)
  • Xiangfeng Duan (University of California, Los Angeles, USA)
  • Jiaxing Huang (Northwestern University, USA)
  • Rui Huang (University of Texas at Austin, USA)
  • Ali Javey (University of California, Berkeley, USA)
  • Dae-Hyeong Kim (Seoul National University, Republic of Korea)
  • Kyung-Suk Kim (Brown University, USA)
  • Andras Kis (École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland)
  • Young Hee Lee (Sungkyunkwan University, Republic of Korea)
  • Nanshu Lu (University of Texas at Austin, USA)
  • Paul McEuen (Cornell University, USA)
  • Teri Odom (Northwestern University, USA)
  • Hong-Gyu Park (Korea University, Republic of Korea)
  • Jiwoong Park (University of Chicago, USA)
  • Rodney Ruoff (Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology, Republic of Korea)
  • Hyeon-Jin Shin (Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology, Republic of Korea)
  • Mahmooda Sultana (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, USA)
  • Junqiao Wu (University of California, Berkeley, USA)
  • Peide Ye (Purdue University, USA)
  • Xiaolin Zheng (Stanford University, USA)
  • Ting Zhu (Georgia Institute of Technology, USA)
  • Yong Zhu (North Carolina State University, USA)

Symposium Organizers

SungWoo Nam
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Mechanical Science and Engineering
217-300-0267, swnam@illinois.edu

Chi Hwan Lee
Purdue University
Biomedical Engineering
765-494-6212, lee2270@purdue.edu

Won Il Park
Hanyang University
Materials Science and Engineering
Republic of Korea
82-2-2220-0504, wipark@hanyang.ac.kr

Baoxing Xu
University of Virginia
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
434-924-1038, bx4c@virginia.edu

Keywords for Abstract Submission

Deformation, Flexible Electronics, Mechanics, Two-dimensional Crystals