Thin Films and Interfaces Committee

Technical Programming

2019 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition: Recent Advances in Functional Materials and 2D/3D Processing for Sensors and Electronic Applications: Organized by Pooran Joshi; Nuggehalli Ravindra; Jud Ready; Anming Hu; Tolga Aytug; Konstantinos Sierros; Wenchao Zhou

Additive manufacturing and direct-write printed electronics technologies employing metal, dielectric, polymer, and ceramic materials have the potential to enable new products and markets. Advanced additive manufacturing and direct-write printing techniques in combination with rapidly expanding material sets have the potential to meet the cost and performance demands of future manufacturing technologies. The proposed symposium will focus on the emerging additive manufacturing concepts and techniques for the processing of 2D/3D structures. Technical sessions will focus on processing and characterization of active and passive functional components integrated on engineered geometries. Topics related to functional materials, low-temperature processing, large area manufacturing, and electronic applications are within the scope of this symposium. Invited and contributed papers will discuss both the fundamental aspects underlying certain applications and the particular challenges regarding technology, fabrication processes, and reliability. Research fields of interests are related but not necessarily limited to the following topics: - Nanomaterials, inks, and substrates for direct-write printing and additive manufacturing - Direct-write printing and additive manufacturing of functional 2D/3D structures and geometries: Materials, Processes, and Characterization - Low thermal budget processing and characterization of functional inks and 2D/3D materials - Hybrid electronics: Merging printed electronics and additive manufacturing (Materials and Process integration to realize active/passive sensors, detectors, TFTs, antennas, PVs, batteries)

2019 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition: Recent Developments in Biological, Structural and Functional Thin Films and Coatings: Organized by Adele Carrado; Nancy Michael; Gerald Ferblantier; Heinz Palkowski; Ramana Chintalapalle; Nuggehalli Ravindra; Vikas Tomar

Functional thin films and coatings continue to be an innovative area in materials science & engineering. For example, novel thin films and coatings are being developed with unusual structural, abrasive, adaptive, bioactive, self-healing, and optical properties. The objective of this symposium is to provide a forum to identify critical problems, stimulate new ideas, provide promising solutions, as well as discuss fundamental and applied topics. The specific areas of interest include but are not limited to: - development of novel thin film and coating methods - functional thin films and coatings for structural, biological, electrical, optical and other applications - characterization of thin films and coatings for aerospace, defense, energy and transportation applications - novel approaches to prevent corrosion and wear - novel methods for self-healing, self-assembly, and self-repair - innovative biosensors and bioelectronics - bioenabled electronic and energy systems.

2019 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition: Thermo-mechanical Response of Materials Investigated through Novel in-situ Experiments and Modeling: Organized by Saurabh Puri; Robert Wheeler; Dongchan Jang; Amit Pandey; Josh Kacher; Dhriti Bhattacharyya

The focus of this symposium is to discuss current research and key developments in theory, computational and experimental methods to study and predict the thermo-mechanical properties of materials in application-orientated environments. These environments may include, but are not limited to high temperature, cryogenic temperature, electrical and magnetic field, gas, radiation, chemical, pressure extremes, and humidity. In-situ mechanical testing using SEM, TEM, AFM, Raman, synchrotron, X-ray, IR, and FTIR observation techniques during testing are becoming increasingly popular for studying mechanical behavior of materials. Many such techniques have been developed to probe material response to stimuli across nano- to macro-length scales. At the same time, significant progress has been made in the development of high fidelity models to analyze the behavior of materials at different spatial and temporal scales. The intent of the symposium is to provide a forum for researchers from national laboratories, academia, and industry to discuss research progress in the area of in operando and/or in-situ mechanical testing for nanomechanical studies, advances in computational approaches and most importantly, integration of experiments and modeling to accelerate the development and acceptance of innovative materials and testing techniques. Topics include: • Development of instruments and experimental methodology for in-situ techniques and/or testing at non-ambient conditions. • Imaging and analytical techniques to correlate microstructure, defects, crystal orientation, and strain field with mechanical properties. • Microstructural observations using in-situ techniques across length scales. • Experimental characterization and multiscale modeling of deformation of high-temperature materials, high-strength materials, thin films, 1D, 2D, and other low-dimension nanostructures, and interfaces. • Uncertainty quantification and quantitative validation of computational models.

2018 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition: Frontiers in Advanced Functional Thin Films and Nanostructured Materials : Organized by Ritesh Sachan; Srinivasa Rao Singamaneni; Haiyan Wang; Nuggehalli Ravindra; Raj Singh; Amit Pandey

This conference plans to bring together scientists and engineers who focus on advances in synthesis and processing, atomic-scale characterization, structure-property correlations and modeling of novel nanostructured materials. The scope of the conference includes zero dimensional (such as nanodots), one-dimensional (nanotubes and nanowires), two-dimensional (thin films) and three-dimensional (bulk) nanostructures. Integration of novel functional materials on practical substrates such as silicon and sapphire through the paradigm of domain matching epitaxy plays a critical role in creating multifunctional materials for next-generation systems and will be included as one of the important area of interest in the proposed symposium. The symposium highlights the science of the pulsed laser deposition and laser processing techniques, role of interfaces and defects for fabricating such novel materials, thin film heterostructures. It also focus on the recent discoveries of pulsed laser annealing induced formation of non-equilibrium nanostructures (e.g. Q-carbon, Q-BN and doped nanodiamonds). We cover the synthesis engineering of large area coverage of pure and doped quenched C and c-BN structures, nano- and microdiamonds (including NV diamonds) through pulsed laser processing which stands to revolutionize superhard coatings, high-temperature and high-power electronics, and biomedical applications. Topics include: - Non-equilibrium processes for the synthesis of novel nanostructures. - Structure-properties correlations in thin film heterostructures. - Atomic scale characterization of 0-D, 1-D, 2-D and 3-D nanostructures with novel functional properties. - Pulsed laser deposition and laser processing of novel materials and thin film structures. - Role of defects and interfaces in properties manipulations in nanostructures. - Coatings and surface modifications for high-temperature and high-power electronics and biomedical applications. - Q-carbon, Q-BN, Q-BN, nano- and microdiamonds

2018 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition: Recent Advances in Functional Materials for Printed, Flexible and Wearable Electronics: Organized by Pooran Joshi; Nuggehalli Ravindra; Jud Ready; Amit Pandey; Suresh Sitaraman

Additive manufacturing and printed electronics technologies employing metal, dielectric, polymer, and ceramic materials have the potential to enable new products and markets. Advanced additive manufacturing and direct-write techniques in combination with rapidly expanding material and device sets and their application range have the potential to meet the cost and performance demands of future manufacturing technologies. The proposed symposium will focus on the emerging additive manufacturing concepts and techniques for the processing of 2D/3D structures and integration of functional electronic components and devices on engineered geometries. Topics related to functional materials, low-temperature processing, large area manufacturing, and electronic applications are within the scope of this symposium. Invited and contributed papers will discuss both the fundamental aspects underlying certain applications and the particular challenges regarding technology, fabrication processes, and reliability. Research fields of interests are related but not necessarily limited to the following topics: - Nanomaterials, inks, and substrates for 2D/3D additive manufacturing - Additive manufacturing and characterization of 3D structures and geometries - Printed electronics: materials, processes, and fabrication and characterization techniques - Low thermal budget integration of functional inks and 2D/3D materials - Multifunctional printed electronic devices: sensors, detectors, TFTs, antennas, PVs, batteries - Hybrid electronics: merging printed electronics and additive manufacturing

2018 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition: Recent Developments in Biological, Structural and Functional Thin Films & Coatings: Organized by Adele Carrado; Nancy Michael; Ramana Chintalapalle; Heinz Palkowski; Nuggehalli Ravindra; Vikas Tomar; Gerald Ferblantier

Functional thin films and coatings continue to be an innovative area in materials science & engineering. For example, novel thin films and coatings are being developed with unusual structural, abrasive, adaptive, bioactive, self-healing, and optical properties. The objective of this symposium is to provide a forum to identify critical problems, stimulate new ideas, provide promising solutions, as well as discuss fundamental and applied topics. The specific areas of interest include but are not limited to: - methods for development of novel thin films and coatings - functional thin films and coatings for structural, biological, electrical, optical and other applications - characterization of thin films and coatings for applications in aerospace, defense, energy and transportation - novel approaches to prevent corrosion and wear - novel methods for self-healing, self-assembly, and self-repair - innovative biosensors and bioelectronics - bioenabled electronic and energy systems.

2018 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition: Thermal and Mechanical Stability of Nanocrystalline Materials: Organized by Jason Trelewicz; Daniel Bufford; Fadi Abdeljawad; Jessica Krogstad; Christian Brandl

Nanocrystalline materials exhibit a wide range of desirable properties arising from the high density of internal interfaces. However, the energetic penalty associated with those very interfaces often drives rapid grain boundary migration and grain coarsening, which results in a degradation of the material properties. A great deal of recent work has focused on understanding the fundamental aspects of grain boundary stability by linking the local chemistry and structure of grain boundaries to their behaviors under such conditions as elevated temperatures and mechanical loading. A fundamental understanding of interface stabilization and its implications for technologically relevant properties will ultimately inform engineering strategies to design high-performance nanostructured materials. This symposium aims to discuss interface-driven physics that govern nanostructure stability including both thermodynamic and kinetic effects in nanocrystalline materials. Talks are solicited that cover fundamental and applied aspects of nanostructure design and stability from the nano to macroscales, and across experimental, theoretical, and computational modeling disciplines. Also of interest for this symposium are presentations on non-equilibrium processing, thermal and mechanical stability, and technological applications of nanostructured materials. Topics of interest include, but are not necessarily limited to: - Influences of grain boundary character and local chemistry on grain boundary mobility - Formation of grain boundary complexions and their thermal/mechanical stability - Investigations of grain boundary structure-property relationships - Thermodynamic modeling of nanostructure stability - Synergistic thermodynamic and kinetic effects in stabilizing nanomaterials - Processing and applications of stabilized nanostructured materials - Thermal stability studies for extreme environment applications - Mechanically coupled grain boundary migration and coarsening - Radiation-induced coarsening

2018 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition: Thermo-mechanical Response of Materials with Special Emphasis on In-situ Techniques: Organized by Amit Pandey; Sanjit Bhowmick; Jeffrey Wheeler; Mar�a Teresa P�rez Prado; Dongchan Jang; Robert Wheeler; Josh Kacher

The focus of this symposium is to discuss current research and key developments in techniques and experimental methods to measure thermo-mechanical properties of materials in-situ and ex-situ in application-orientated environments. These environments may include, but are not limited to high temperature, cryogenic temperature, electrical and magnetic field, gas, radiation, chemical, pressure extremes, and humidity. In situ mechanical testing using SEM, TEM, AFM, Raman, synchrotron, X-ray, IR, and FTIR observation techniques during testing are becoming increasingly popular for studying mechanical behavior of materials. Many such techniques have been developed to probe material response to stimuli across nano- to macro-length scales. The intent of the symposium is to provide a forum for researchers from national laboratories, academia, and industry to discuss research progress in the area of in operando and/or in-situ mechanical testing for nanomechanical studies, and to accelerate the development and acceptance of innovative materials and testing techniques. Topics include: 1. Development of instruments and experimental methodology for in-situ techniques and/or testing at non-ambient conditions. 2. Mechanics of deformation of high-temperature materials, high-strength materials, thin films, 1D, 2D, and other low-dimension nanostructures, and interfaces. 3. Imaging and analytical techniques to correlate microstructure, defects, crystal orientation, and strain field with mechanical properties. 4. Microstructural observations using in situ techniques across length scales.