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TMS 2012: Technical Program: Nanoscale and Amorphous Materials
March 11-15, 2012 • Orlando, FL

These symposia provide a comprehensive review of materials at the nano-scale level, including one-dimensional micro/nano materials and bulk metallic glasses, as well as characterization and properties of surfaces and heterostructures at the nano- or micro-scale.


2012 Functional and Structural Nanomaterials: Fabrication, Properties, Applications & Implications
This symposium will address the application, fabrication and fundamental materials science of nanomaterials. Nanomaterials are a class of materials whose morphology, structure or performance is dominated by phenomenon attributed to the "nano" length scale (<100 nm). This symposium will also address technological issues about the scale up and integration of nanomaterials into functional architectures and bulk systems for engineering applications. [Learn more]

2012 Symposium on Surfaces and Heterostructures at Nano- or Micro-Scale and Their Characterization, Properties, and Applications
This symposium will focus on the demand for multi-functionality in devices and analytical systems have motivated scientists to develop nanoscale heterostructures comprising of 1-D and 0-D nanostructures such as nanotubes/nanowires decorated with nanoparticles and heterojunctions based on nanotubes or nanowires. These heterostructures can exhibit novel physical phenomena critical for developing next generation of solar cells, catalytic systems, chemical and biological devices, magnetic devices, spintronics, and nano- or opto-electronic devices. In this symposium, scientists and engineers are expected to present new ideas and efforts for the advancement and integration of nanoscale heterostructures, including fundamental issues involved in their growth mechanisms, and properties. [Learn more]

Bulk Metallic Glasses IX
This symposium will provide fundamental understanding and theoretical modeling of processing and mechanical behavior of bulk metallic glasses (BMGs). Mechanical behavior of BMGs is among the new, exciting fields of research that are fully illustrating their advantages over crystalline alloys. [Learn more]

From Macro to Nano, Understanding Mechanical Behavior Across Length Scales: A Structural Materials Division Symposium in Honor of Robert Ritchie
Understanding mechanical behavior across different length scales is a lively area of current research including nanostructures and thin films, hierarchical and bio-inspired microstructures, multi-scale modeling and small crack effects, to name a few. Robert Ritchie, Professor and Chair of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley, is well known for his research in these areas, having published some 500 papers and edited 17 books in the technical literature. [Learn more]

Multifunctional Polymer Nanocomposites
This symposium focuses on the various composite preparations and applications in energy harvesting (fuel cells, photovoltaic cells, and batteries), electronic, photodetectors, sensors, actuators, electromagnetic absorption/communication, flexible electrodes/cables, biomedicine (bone and dental structural materials), aerospace, etc wherein the composite is environmentally responsive. [Learn more]

This symposium will highlight a broad cross-section of contemporary research on the structure, processing, properties, characterization, and modeling of nanocomposite materials. Contributions are solicited in, but not limited to nanocomposites for mechanical, thermal, energetic/catalytic, optical, and electronic applications. [Learn more]

Science and Engineering of Light Metal Matrix Nanocomposites and Composites
This symposium seeks to bridge the knowledge bases between the emerging metal matrix nanocomposites and conventional composites. Papers related to all aspects (modeling, processing, and characterization etc.) of MMNCs and MMCs are welcome. [Learn more]

Ultrafine Grained Materials VII
This symposium provides a forum on the topics of fabrication of UFG and nanocrystalline materials including conventional and emerging technologies and advancements, fundamental issues in severe plastic deformation (SPD) processing and SPD-processed materials, UFG and nanocrystalline microstructure evolution, mechanical and physical properties, deformation mechanisms, superplasticity, joining and bonding, computational and analytical modeling, structural and functional applications, thermal stability etc. The sessions will consist of invited oral presentations and standard oral presentations. A panel discussion is planned at the end of the symposium. [Learn more]


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