[Neutron] MRS-12-VV: Neutrons & X-Rays [SEC=UNCLASSIFIED]

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Fri Jun 8 00:54:50 CEST 2012


MRS Symposium VV: Advanced Materials Exploration with Neutrons and Synchrotron X-Rays

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Modern diffraction methods of synchrotron and neutron radiation, combined simultaneously with time-resolved or imaging techniques, allow a multidimensional insight into materials. Thus, time-resolved and in-situ information from an ensemble of individual grains in a polycrystalline material can be obtained while undergoing mechanical, chemical, or electric load under working, or extreme, conditions. The powerful radiation sources, from reactors to spallation sources, synchrotrons to free-electron lasers, together with advanced detection, data analysis, and modeling tools, revolutionize the insight into materials in a broadest sense. Contributions are sought in the fields of metallurgy and materials forming; energy materials in realistic conditions; and response of functional materials under parametric load. The methods shall cover time and lengths scales from picoseconds to days, and sub-angstrom to meters, respectively. Particularly, contributions using an innovative approach in their application, or from the novel upcoming facilities with unprecedented possibilities, are solicited.

Abstracts are solicited in (but are not necessarily limited to) the following areas:

    In-Situ Processes
        time resolved
        complex environments
        extreme conditions
    Single Grain Resolved Studies
        embedded grain characterization
        grain statistics
        orientation relationships
    Strain Scanning
        strains and residual stresses
        multiple length scales
        grain resolved strain
        three-dimensional reciprocal space mapping
        texture evolution
        local texture
    Liquid, Amorphous, Nanocrystalline and Distorted Materials
        pair distribution function
        diffuse scattering
        phase transformations
        local structure
    Materials Imaging / Tomography
        real time imaging
        high resolution tomography
        combined diffraction tomography
    Exotic and Future Experimental Developments
        coherent beam diffraction
        Fourier reconstruction
        X-ray photo-correlation spectroscopy
        ultrafast processes
        stepping into the future with X-ray free electron lasers

A joint session relating to diffraction methods applied to amorphous substances is being considered with Symposium NN: Structure-Property Relations in Amorphous Solids.

A tutorial on neutron and synchrotron x-ray diffraction methods is tentatively planned. Further information will be included in the MRS Program that will be available online in September. 

Invited speakers include:

Joel D. Brock (Cornell Univ.), Donald W. Brown (Los Alamos National Lab), John D. Budai (Oak Ridge National Lab), Henry Chapman (Ctr. for Free-Electron Laser Science, Germany), Daniel Chateigner (Univ. Caen Basse-Normandie, France), Takeshi Egami (Oak Ridge National Lab), Vincent Favre-Nicolin (CEA, France), Jerome Hastings (Linac Coherent Light Source, SLAC National Accelerator Lab), Veijo Honkimaki (European Synchrotron Radiation Facility, France), Andreas Magerl (Univ. Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany), Kazutaka G. Nakamura (Tokyo Inst. of Technology, Japan), Keith Nugent (Univ. of Melbourne, Australia), Henning Poulsen (Technical Univ. of Denmark, Denmark), David Reis (Stanford Univ.), Axel Steuwer (European Spallation Source Scandinavia, Sweden), Robert M. Suter (Carnegie Mellon Univ.), Richard Welberry (Australian National Univ., Australia).

Symposium Organizers
Klaus-Dieter Liss
Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation
Locked Bag 2001, Kirrawee DC, NSW 2232, Australia
Tel 61-2-9717-9479, Fax 61-2-9717-3606
kdl at ansto.gov.au 

Ulrich Lienert
Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron
DESY Photon Science
Notkestr. 85, D-22603 Hamburg, Germany
Tel 49-40-8998-3165, Fax 49-40-8998-4475
ulrich.lienert at desy.de

Rozaliya Barabash
University of Tennessee/Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering
P. O. Box 2008, Oak Ridge, TN 37831-6118
Tel 865-241-7230, Fax 865-574-7659
barabashr at ornl.gov 

Burkhard Schillinger
Technische Universität München
Research Reactor FRM-II
D-85747 Garching, Germany
Tel 49-89-289-12185, Fax 49-89-289-14997
burkhard.schillinger at frm2.tum.de


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