Symposium V-D:

Nanocrystalline Materials: Theory, Experiments, and Applications

Symposium Organizers:

M. Upmanyu, Northeastern University
L. A. Zepeda-Ruiz, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory


Symposium Description:

Defect microstructure play an important role in the mechanical behavior of crystalline materials. This is also true in crystals with nanometer-scale phase/grain dimensions, often leading to qualitatively novel behavior. This symposium will highlight recent advances in mechanical response of all classes of multi-phase and/or polycrystalline materials with tailored nanoscale features. Topics of interest include:

  • In-situ characterization of mechanical behavior
  • Experimental and computational studies on novel strain accommodation mechanisms, including twinning, non-classical crystal plasticity, grain rotation, etc.
  • Surface and interface engineering and its impact on mechanics of these materials
  • Multiscale computational techniques that relate microstructure to mechanical properties
  • Experiments and computational modeling of microstructural stability and evolution in these systems
  • Effect of solutes and particles on microstructures stability
  • Nanocrystalline composites
  • Nanocrystalline materials in industrial applications