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Topics for the Spring Meeting in Regensburg from 31. March - 5. April 2019

Contributions can be submitted to the following topics:

Invited speakers:

  • Benjamin Butz (University of Siegen, Germany)
  • Xian Chen (Hong Kong University, China)
  • Christoph Eberl (Fraunhofer Institute for Mechanics of Materials (IWM), Freiburg, Germany)
  • Paul Erhart (Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden)
  • Easo George (Oak Ridge National Lab and University of Tennessee, USA)
  • Christoph Langhammer (Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden)

The Metals and Materials Physics Division organises the following topical sessions at the Spring Meeting in Regensburg 2019:

  • Symposium SYCO (joint with O, CPP, KFM und DS): Mechanically controlled electrical conductivity of oxides

    Flyer

    The presence of mechanical fields can affect the electrical conductivity by various mechanisms and is typically considered to be detrimental for the materials performance. The idea to intentionally tune functionality by stress or strain is so far typically limited to interface engineering of thin films. The goal of this symposium is to highlight recent developments in the exploration of mechanical coupling of electrical conductivity in electronic, ionic and mixed conducting oxides. Researchers working on nanomaterials, piezoceramics, photovoltaic and mechanically deformed ion conducting materials will present their most recent results. Identification and modeling of common features will create synergies that will foster future progress towards a scale-bridging understanding of this emerging field.

    Invited speakers:

    • Marine Alexe (University of Warwick, UK)
    • Yuichi Ikuhara (University of Tokio, Japan)
    • Jürgen Janek (Justus-Liebig-Universität, Gießen, Germany)
    • Caofeng Pan (Chinese Academy of Science, China)
    • Jennifer Rupp (MIT, Cambridge, USA)
    • Roger de Souza (RWTH Aachen, Germany)
    • Céline Varvenne (Aix-Marseille Université, France)

    Organizers:

      Prof. Karsten Albe
      Material- und Geowissenschaften, Materialmodellierung,
      Technische Universität Darmstadt
      E-Mail: albe@mm.tu-darmstadt.de

      Dr. Till Frömling
      Material- und Geowissenschaften, Nicht-metallische-Anorganische Werkstoffe,
      Technische Universität Darmstadt
      E-Mail: Froemling@ceramics.tu-darmstadt.de

      Dr. Markus Kubicek
      Technische Universität Wien, Institut für Chemische Technologien und Analytik
      E-Mail: markus.kubicek@tuwien.ac.at

     
  • Topical session (Symposium MM): High entropy and compositionally complex alloys

    The design of new alloys is flourishing since the introduction of high entropy alloys (HEAs). In this concept, alloys consist of a high concentration of multi principal elements offering vast composition ranges to develop novel materials with unexpected properties. In contrast to the original idea to exclusively create highly supersaturated solid solutions, most alloys turn out to be comprised of multiple phases, summarizing them under the name compositionally complex alloys (CCAs). The compositional complexity of HEAs and CCAs opens an enormous space for the discovery of new materials and raises intriguing questions on how to characterize such materials from the atomistic scale to their properties. This not only requires the development of new high throughput synthesis techniques, but also new theoretical approaches to predict the impact of compositional complexity on basic physical properties. The symposium is focused to address fundamental aspects in HEAs and CCAs ranging from new theoretical concepts to emerging characterization techniques and property evaluation. More specifically, we invite submissions addressing:

    • Development of advanced theoretical concepts and simulations to describe fundamental physical properties of HEAs and CCAs.
    • Theoretical predictions and experimental characterization techniques of short and long range order and their effect on properties.
    • Computational and experimental high throughput techniques for screening the vast composition spaces to efficiently identify promising compositions.
    • Experimental and theoretical descriptions of phase stability, formation and transformations.
    • Defects, kinetic mechanisms and diffusion.
    • Advanced microstructure characterization with a focus on high spatial and compositional resolution as well as in situ techniques.
    • Evaluation of mechanical properties and their temperature dependence including small scale mechanical testing.
    • Extension of the HEA concept for the development of novel functional materials and nanomaterials.

    We welcome abstracts.

    Invited speaker:

    • Karsten Albe (TU Darmstadt, Germany)
    • Guillaume Laplanche (Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany)
    • Haruyuki Inui (Kyoto University, Japan)
    • Alexander Shapeev (Skoltech, Russia)
    • Mayur Vaidya (WWU Münster, Germany)
    • Levente Vitos (Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Sweden)

    Organizers:

      Dr. Christian Liebscher
      Advanced Transmission Electron Microscopy
      Structure and Nano-/ Micromechanics of Materials
      Max-Planck-Institut für Eisenforschung GmbH
      Max-Planck-Str. 1
      D-40237 Düsseldorf
      E-Mail: c.liebscher@mpie.de

      Dr. Fritz Körmann
      Materials Science and Engineering
      Delft University of Technology
      Mekelweg 2, 2628 CD Delft, The Netherlands
      E-Mail: F.H.W.Kormann@tudelft.nl

      Dr. Blazej Grabowski
      Head of 'Adaptive Structural Materials' group
      Computational Materials Design
      Max-Planck-Institut für Eisenforschung
      Düsseldorf, Germany
      E-Mail: b.grabowski@mpie.de

      PD Dr. Sergiy Divinskiy
      Institut für Materialphysik
      Universität Münster
      Wilhelm-Klemm-Str. 10
      D-48149 Münster
      E-Mail: divin@uni-muenster.de

     
  • Topical session (Symposium MM): Correlative and in-situ Microscopy in Materials Research

    Flyer

    The past few years have seen extremely fast developments in the field of microscopy using electrons/ions, X-rays/neutrons and scanning probes which open up many new opportunities for materials research. The increased spatial and energy resolution of microscopic and spectroscopic techniques enables unique insights into the interrelation of materials structure and physical/chemical properties down to the atomic scale. Moreover, microscopic processes and defect mechanisms can be directly monitored using a variety of in situ techniques with improved temporal resolution. In order to most efficiently use these new opportunities for materials research the choice of the most appropriate method(s) to tackle the specific materials problem at hand is absolutely key. Moreover, the research can profit a lot from the combined use of complementary techniques and correlation of their specific information content. For example, combining microscopy, scattering and spectroscopy techniques does not only allow to improve the statistical significance of microscopic observations but also provides unique insights into structure-property relations. Moreover, correlative microscopy enables bridging length scales and linking macroscopic materials properties to microscopic structure and processes. The symposium aims at bringing together an interdisciplinary group of researchers who either develop advanced microscopy techniques or apply them to address specific materials problems (or both). All contributions employing microscopy, scattering and spectroscopy techniques based on electrons/ions, X-rays/neutrons or scanning probes are highly welcome. Special emphasis is given to in situ and correlative microscopy techniques and their application to unravel structure-property-process relations of materials.

    Invited speaker:

    • Karsten Albe (TU Darmstadt, Germany)
    • Roland Bennewitz (INM Saarbrücken, Germany)
    • Megan Cordill (Erich-Schmid-Institut, Leoben, Austria)
    • Gerhard Dehm (Max-Planck-Institut für Eisenforschung, Düsseldorf, Germany)
    • Christoph Kirchlechner (MPIE Düsseldorf, Germany)
    • Christian Kübel (Institute for Nanotechnology (INT), KIT, Karlsruhe, Germany)
    • Gema Martínez-Criado (CSIC Madrid, Spain)
    • Knut Müller (ER-C Jülich, Germany)
    • Velimir Radmilovic (University of Belgrad, Serbia)
    • Tim Salditt (Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Germany)
    • Oliver Seeck (DESY, Hamburg, Germany)
    • Hans-Georg Steinrück (Stanford University, USA)
    • Francois Vurpillot(Université de Rouen, France)

    Organizers:

      Prof. Erdmann Spiecker
      Dr. Johannes Will
      Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg
      Institute of Micro- und Nanostructures Research
      Center of Nanoanalysis and Electron Microscopy
      Cauerstr. 6, D-91058 Erlangen
      E-Mail: erdmann.spiecker@fau.de
      johannes.will@fau.de

     
  • Topical Session (Symposium MM): Big data analytics in materials science

    Experiment and modelling in materials science are both characterized by an explosion of data. With the advent of highly efficient experimental and modelling techniques and machine learning concepts a wide-range exploration of materials, their composition, structure and properties became possible. This often requires a complete rethinking of the research work flow that needs to be centered on data and its automated analysis. In this symposium we bring together experimental and modelling experts in the field to discuss latest developments in big data analytics for materials. Topics include high-throughput methods for materials discovery and development, big data analysis by machine learning, design of workflows and automated tools to handle big data from experiment and modelling as well as successful applications of these concepts to designing or identifying novel materials. Also practical issues how to efficiently manage data acquisition, handle data analysis, curation and sharing will be discussed. We encourage abstract submission from experimentalists and modellers working in this field.

    Invited speaker:

    • G. Ceder (UC Berkeley, USA)
    • M. Ceriotti (EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland)
    • T. Hickel (MPIE, Düsseldorf, Germany)
    • L. Mädler (Universität Bremen, Germany)
    • F. Mücklich (Universität des Saarlandes, Saarbrücken, Germany)

    Organizers:


      Prof. Dr. Ralf Drautz
      Ruhr-Universität Bochum
      Chair of Atomistic Modelling and Simulation (ICAMS)
      Universitätsstraße 90a
      D-44789 Bochum, Germany
      E-Mail: ralf.drautz@rub.de

      Prof. Dr. Jörg Neugebauer
      Max-Planck-Institut für Eisenforschung
      Computational Materials Design
      Max-Planck-Str. 1
      D-40237 Düsseldorf, Germany
      E-Mail: neugebauer@mpie.de


     
 
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