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Call for Papers

Symposium CM2—Quantitative Tomography for Materials Research

In recent years, materials characterization and modeling efforts have rapidly evolved to address questions in multiple dimensions (2D, 3D and beyond) and multiple scales (both spatially and temporally) by using multiple modalities (light, electron, X-ray, etc.). To encourage continued materials insights through the application of such techniques, focus will be given to exploring the ways in which tomographic characterization is becoming a quantitative technique in materials science. This symposium will focus on technologies that obtain 3D spatial information across multiple length scales; primarily X-ray tomography and FIB-SEM tomography, but also including complementary approaches.

The emerging fields of in situ and 4D (3D + time) microscopy, which enables the quantification of materials evolution and behavior will be highlighted. This symposium will examine the development of a range of in situ environments that facilitate the study of materials evolution under various conditions including temperature, load, electrochemical cycling, corrosion, etc. Methodologies for 3D and 4D data analysis and quantification, namely image filtering and analysis, geometrical quantification, digital volume correlation, crystallographic analysis, and methods that utilize a starting 3D microstructure as input for computational models (Finite Element, CFD, etc.) are to be explored and highlighted.

Finally, this symposium encourages the discussion of approaches that judiciously utilize information from multiple techniques to answer multi-modal, -dimensional and –scale problems in materials research, and will engage the user community in conversations regarding technique standardization and best practice for this exciting, and emerging field of correlative characterization.

Topics will include:

  • Advances in 3D computational materials modeling
  • Experimental characterization techniques for 3D data acquisition (x-ray tomography, FIB/SEM, etc.)
  • Image processing and digital representation of 3D microstructure and property data
  • Microstructural evolution in 3D and 4D; development of in situ environments
  • Approaches to correlating multi-scale, multi-dimensional and multi-modal information
  • A tutorial complementing this symposium is tentatively planned.

Invited Speakers:

  • Marco Cantoni (École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland)
  • Nikhilesh Chawla (Arizona State University, USA)
  • Karen Chen-Wiegart (Brookhaven National Laboratory, USA)
  • Hamish Fraser (The Ohio State University, USA)
  • Peter Gumbsch (Fraunhofer-Institut für Werkstoffmechanik IWM, Germany)
  • Stephen Hall (Lund University, Sweden)
  • Erik Lauridsen (Xnovo Technology, Denmark)
  • Shawn Litster (Carnegie Mellon University, USA)
  • David McComb (The Ohio State University, USA)
  • Dean Miller (Argonne National Laboratory, USA)
  • Michael Phaneuf (Fibics Incorporated, Canada)
  • Henning Friis Poulsen (DTU, Denmark)
  • Naoki Shikazono (University of Tokyo, Japan)
  • Barbara Shollock (University of Warwick, United Kingdom)
  • Marco Stampanoni (ETH Zurich / SLS, Switzerland)
  • Mike Uchic (Wright Patterson Air Force Base - UDRI, USA)
  • Peter Voorhees (Northwestern University, USA)
  • Philip Withers (University of Manchester, United Kingdom)
  • Lei Zhang (Institute of Metal Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China)
  • Ehrenfried Zschech (Fraunhofer IKTS, Germany)

Symposium Organizers

Arno Merkle
Carl Zeiss X-Ray Microscopy
617-515-5031, arno.merkle@zeiss.com

Ali Chirazi
University of Manchester

Brian Patterson
Los Alamos National Laboratory
MST-7: Engineered Materials Group; Materials Science and Technology Division
505-606-0831, bpatterson@lanl.gov

Paul Shearing
University College London
Department of Chemical Engineering
44-207-679-3783, p.shearing@ucl.ac.uk