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Meeting Materials Science & Technology 2019
Symposium Materials vs Minerals: Bridging the Gap between Materials Science and Earth and Planetary Science
Organizer(s) Jessica Rimsza, Sandia National Laboratories
Krishna Muralidharan, University of Arizona
Thomas Zega, University of Arizona
Scope An overarching theme that unifies geoscientists, planetary scientists and materials scientists is their common interests in understanding and characterizing the structure-property-phase stability relations of a variety of oxide and non-oxide ceramics and glasses, as well as metallic systems in diverse chemical and thermal environments. This symposium aims to bring together a diverse group of scientists in order to define and address overlapping grand-challenges that underlie the fields of materials science and engineering and earth and planetary science. Towards this end, some of the relevant topics that will be included in this symposium are

• Phase stability of multiphase, multicomponent systems
• Transport properties of minerals and geoceramics (diffusion, viscosity, thermal, ionic and electrical conductivity)
• Molecules, nanoclusters and materials in extreme environments
• Mineral-water and mineral-organics interactions
• Inorganic materials for radioactive waste and carbon sequestration,

Abstracts that integrate theory, modeling and simulations with experiments are particularly encouraged.

Abstracts Due 04/05/2019
Proceedings Plan Definite: At-meeting proceedings

Atomistic Insights into Grain Collision Dynamics in the Solar Nebula
Combining the Tools of Atomic-scale Characterization with Density-functional Theory and Thermodynamic Modeling to Unravel the Origins of the First Solar-system Solids
Deciphering the Energy Landscapes of Solvated Interfaces: An Integrative Approach of Experimental Thermodynamics and Computational Chemistry
Molecules, Nanoclusters and Materials in the Extreme Environment of Interstellar Space
Surface Structure and Energetics at the Salt-Brine Interface
Synthesis and Characterization of Ceramic Foams from Earth Abundant Materials
Thermodynamics of (111) Twin Complexions in Spinel: A First-principles Study
Transmission Electron Microscopy of Refractory Minerals from Primitive Chondritic Meteorites
Unraveling the Mechanisms of Pore Space Cementation in Quartz Sandstone: A 3D Phase-field Approach

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