||This symposium will focus on the unique aspects of the response of nanostructured metals, ceramics and composite materials in extreme environments (radiation, temperature and mechanical loading). Materials with designed micro- and nanostructures may have unusual responses with enhanced mechanical properties, thermal stability, irradiation tolerance, etc.. Moreover, under extreme environments, nanostructured materials offer exciting opportunities to explore unprecedented structure-property correlations unobtainable through conventional materials. Therefore, the investigation of the microstructural evolution in nanostructured materials through combined experimentation and modeling/simulation has proven crucial in establishing the understanding and design of this novel class of materials for future's engineering applications under extreme conditions.
The subject areas of the symposium include the following keywords, but are not limited to:
-Materials: metals, ceramics, and composite materials
-Environments: mechanical loading, radiation, temperature, etc.
--experiments including in-situ and ex-situ techniques
--atomistic simulations, dislocation dynamics, crystal plasticity and phase field modeling and simulations
--developments of numerical methodologies and modeling tools