TMS2018 Professional Development Events

Design of Novel Magnetic Materials by Modelling and Advanced Synthesis and Characterization

Sunday, March 11, 2018 • 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Phoenix Convention Center
Functional Materials Division; Magnetic Materials Committee
Daniel Salazar, BCMaterials; Matthew J. Kramer, AMEA Laboratory; George Hadjipanayis, University of Delaware; Duane Johnson, Iowa State University & Ames Laboratory; Santiago Cuesta, University of Burgos & ICCRAM; Heike Herper, Uppsala University; Thomas Schrefl, Danube University Krems; Dimitris Niarchos, NCSR Demokritos; Ryan Ott, Ames Laboratory; Lin Zhoe, Ames Laboratory; Andreas Michels, University of Luxembourg


The modern world is currently defined by the optimum exploitation of its natural resources to transform them into novel, valuable materials in areas such as health, transport, energy, and everyday life in general. So far, the attainment of these materials has required decades of arduous work on research by multiple sectors—universities, foundations, industry, and so on. Using new, state-of-the-art computational and experimental infrastructures will develop future novel materials more efficiently, reducing consecution times and using efficiently the resources available for it, developing a materials database that integrates experimental and theoretical data. Precisely this follows the philosophy and standards of the Materials Genome Initiative, recommended by the U.S. government.

Who Attends?

Undergraduates, graduate students, and postdocs whose research lines are focused on magnetic materials, computational techniques for the prediction and modification of new structures and its physical properties, as well as industrial researchers involved in the search of novel magnetic materials.

Topical Outline

Session 1: Design of new magnetic materials by theoretical modeling

  • Theory-guided magnet design—methods & challenges
  • Prediction and stabilization of new non-cubic structures by genetic algorithms and DFT calculation

Session 2: Magnetic characterization and modelling microstructure by theory

  • Calculation of the magnetic properties by accurate DFT
  • Structure properties and thermal stability by micromagnetics simulations

Session 3: Experimental fabrication of novel magnetic materials

  • High-throughput thin film combinatorial synthesis
  • Additive manufacturing processing of magnetic materials

Session 4: Advanced magnetic characterization

  • Structural characterization by Lorentz microscopy and holography
  • Magnetic neutron scattering studies on magnetic materials

Instructor Biographies

Daniel Salazar Jaramillo is an electronic engineer from the Universidad del Quindío (2007) who received the doctor degree in physics and mathematics from the Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha in 2012. He started his research on nanostructured and granular magnetic materials, transition metal oxides, magnetic properties and electrical transport in nanocrystalline oxides, magnetic, structural and thermal properties in strongly correlated electron systems during his PhD. Since late 2013, he is joined to the BCMaterials in a postdoctoral position and currently is focused on the study of the magnetocaloric effect and their physical features on single crystals of magnetic shape memory alloys and on the coercivity enhancement of nanostructured hard magnets by grain boundary engineering.

Andreas Michels received his doctoral degree in 2001 from the Universität des Saarlandes, Germany. After postdoctoral stays at the Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe, Germany, the Paul Scherrer Institute, Switzerland, and Monash University, Melbourne, Australia, he obtained his habilitation degree in 2008 from the Universität des Saarlandes. Within the framework of an ATTRACT research fellowship of the National Research Fund of Luxembourg, he built a neutron scattering and magnetic materials group in the Physics and Materials Science Research Unit at the University of Luxembourg. His research interests are centered around the technique of magnetic small-angle neutron scattering (SANS). On the one hand, SANS is used for experimentally studying the spin structures of magnetic materials, e.g., Nd-Fe-B-based permanent magnets, shape-memory alloys, or magnetic nanoparticles, and, on the other hand, theoretical and simulation work is carried out in order to understand and develop the fundamentals of magnetic SANS. More specifically, the continuum theory of micromagnetics is used for computing the magnetic SANS cross sections of real materials, which are determined by microstructural-defect-induced spin misalignment.


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