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Meeting 2015 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
Symposium Nano- and Micro-Mechanical Measurements in Harsh Environments
Sponsorship TMS Structural Materials Division
TMS: Corrosion and Environmental Effects Committee
TMS: Nanomechanical Materials Behavior Committee
TMS: Nuclear Materials Committee
Jeffrey Wheeler, EMPA
Verena Maier, Erich Schmidt Institut
Douglas Stauffer, Hysitron
Scope Most materials are exposed to an environment different than that found in laboratory conditions, and it has been recognized that a material’s properties change based on the environment to which it is exposed. Therefore, understanding the mechanisms by which a material’s properties change in harsh environments (e.g. high and low temperatures, radiation, high strain rate deformation, and corrosive agents) is key to understanding materials behavior in service conditions. Nano- and Micro-scale material testing has been utilized to understand the basic phenomena of materials degradation and behavior. An obvious next step is to expand these valuable measurements to the environments that materials are exposed to during service conditions in order to study the synergistic effects between harsh environments and materials property degradation on the nano scale. The harsh environments materials experience can have a direct impact on the performance of nano-devices and nano-enabled energy systems for power, defense, and civil applications. For these reasons, we assert that we need to incorporate the environmental nano- and micro-mechanical measurement of materials, and we propose this symposium to accomplish this end.
We are welcoming abstracts on materials evaluated using nano- and micro-mechanical measurements at low or high temperatures, chemical environments (gas, aqueous), radiation or any other harsh environment.
Abstracts Due 07/15/2014
Proceedings Plan Planned: A print-only volume

A Method for Minimizing Oxide Formation during Elevated Temperature Nanoindentation
A Procedure to Set Up Nano-Indentations at Elevated Temperatures with Isothermal Contact between the Indenter and the Sample in Thermal Equilibrium
C61: Electrical Property Tuning via Defect Engineering of Single Layer MoS2 by Oxygen Plasma
Correlate Nano-Hardness to Conventional Vickers Hardness on Irradiated ODS Alloy
Cryogenic In Situ Mechanical Testing of Sn Alloys
Deformation Induced Ultrahigh Lattice Rotation through Phase Transitions in Body-Centered Cubic Metals
Deformation of Diamond and Silicon at High Pressures and Temperatures
Design of Online, Real-Time, Non-Invasive Strain and Radiation Sensing Devices Using Novel Composite Nanomaterials
Effect of Gamma Radiation on the Mechanical and Degradation Properties of Bromobutyl Rubber Compounds
Elevated Temperature Nanomechanical Testing for Late Transition Metals
Expanding the Range of Strain Rate Testing with Nanoindetation
High Temperature Nanoindentation and Ex Situ Microcompression Testing on Proton-Beam Irradiated 304 SS
Hot Microhardness Testing for Rapid Assessment of Mechanical Behavior, Microstructure Evolution, and Processing Windows
In-Situ Measurements of Irradiation-Induced Creep in Nanocrystalline and Amorphous Alloys
In Situ TEM Investigation of the Effects of Hydrogen on the Behavior of Dislocation and Cracking in Aluminum
Indentation-Based In-Situ Toughness Characterization Utilizing Nanomechanical Characterization Techniques
Localized Mechanical Property Measurement of Pt and Pt-Ir-Diffusion Coatings at High Temperature
Micro- and Nanomechanical Testing under Sumulated Environmental Conditions
Microindentation Experimental Setup for Testing Thermal Barrier Coating (TBC) at 1200°C
Nano-Mechanical Testing in Various Conditions for Further Understanding of Materials
New Testing and Analysis Strategies for In Situ High Temperature Nanomechanical Testing
Potentials Energy Surfaces for Broad Ranges of Environments
Probing Nanoscale Damage Gradients in Irradiated Materials with Spherical Nanoindentation
Small Scale Mechanical Testing of Cu Structures at Variable Temperature
The Effects of Solute Hydrogen in FCC Metals Probed with Nanoindentation
The Influence of High Current Densities on the Electro-Mechanical Behavior of Thin Gold Films on Polyimide
The Superelastic Response of Ni2FeGa Shape Memory Alloy Pillar
Understanding Erosion Performance of Nanocellular Metal Filled Polymer Composites Using Nano-Indentation
Unusual Size Dependent Strengthening Mechanisms in Helium Ion Irradiated Immiscible Coherent Cu/Co Nanolayers
Use of Nanoindentation at High Temperature to Evaluate the Mechanical Properties of Materials

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