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Meeting Materials Science & Technology 2020
Symposium Glasses, Optical Materials, and their Functional Applications: Current Issues in Science & Technology
Sponsorship ACerS Glass & Optical Materials Division
Organizer(s) Jincheng Du, University of North Texas
S. K. Sundaram, Alfred University
Scope This symposium provides a forum for the exchange and discussion of current issues in the science and technology of glasses and optical materials. The symposium will cover recent theoretical and experimental advances in fundamental and applied glass sciences, novel glass synthesis and characterization methods, and structure-processing-properties relations of optical materials and their applications. The symposium will also provide a forum to a broader audience for emerging technological applications of materials spanning over disorder-order structural spectrum. Examples of topics of interest include advanced structural characterizations of glasses, glass transition and relaxation, atomistic scale simulations of glasses, structure-property relations, new functionalities and novel applications of glasses and amorphous materials. All contributions from academia, national laboratories, and industries that address recent advances and new applications are welcome. This symposium includes the ACerS GOMD Alfred R. Cooper Award session and it is endorsed by the ACerS Glass & Optical Materials Division, Nuclear & Environmental Technology Division, and Basic Science Division.

- Advances in glass structural characterizations
- Atomistic computer simulations of glasses, melt, and crystallization
- Machine learning, big data, and material genome approaches and their application in glass science
- Glass – environment interactions and implications on functional applications
- Novel formulations and synthetic routes for glass, amorphous materials, and glass-ceramics
- Bioactive glasses and glass-ceramics
- Novel optical materials for new functionalities
- Ultra thin glasses, thin films, and functional photonic devices
- Chalcogenide and non-oxide glasses
- Mechanics and strengthening mechanism of glass and glass-ceramics
- Industrial glass processes, melting, fining, heat-treatment, and engineering

Abstracts Due 05/31/2020
Proceedings Plan Undecided

2020 Alfred R. Cooper Young Scholar Award Presentation: Beyond the Average: A Statistical Mechanical Exploration of Topological Fluctuations in Glass-Forming Systems
Cooper Distinguished Lecture: Exploring the Amorphous State of Matter by Roaming About the Network Building Blocks
Decoding Structure-Dynamics Correlations in SiO2 Supercooled Liquid by Machine Learning
Development of YAG-alumina Composites for the Lightening Applications
Effect of Nanoscale Phase Separation on the Fracture Behavior of Glasses: Toward Tough, Yet Transparent Glasses
Effect of Transition Metal Impurities on the Properties of ZnSe Single Crystals
Elucidating Defect Behaviors and Lithium Ion Diffusion Mechanisms in Solid State Electrolytes from Atomistic Computer Simulations
Enhanced Optical Nonlinearity in Bismuth Borosilicate Glass Dispersed with Eu2O3 Stabilized Gold Nanoparticles
Glasses beyond Megabar Pressures
Melt-Quenching vs. Sol-gel vs. Vapor Deposition vs. Irradiation: Influence of the Synthesis Method on the Structure of SiO2
Photo-elastic Confirmation of Fast Surface Relaxation of Silica Glasses in the Presence of Water
Relative Roles of O and Si in Crack Nucleation and Propagation Mechanisms in Amorphous Silica
Surface Reactivity of Multi-component Glasses
Terahertz Time-domain Spectroscopy of Glasses

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