|Steels are the most widely used and cost-effective structural alloy in modern society, and they will therefore have an important role to play as we move towards more energy efficient and decarbonized technologies. From alloy design, through production, to application, significant steel research is being conducted to enable a sustainable future. Engineered microstructures in various novel steel concepts normally comprise of two or more phases, often divided to nanometer level with various functionalities.
This symposium focuses on efforts to design, produce, and apply steels for higher energy efficiencies and lower emissions such as, but not limited to:
* Designing new steel compositions or processing technologies that can allow production with less energy and lower emissions
* Steel alloy and processing developments that enable more extreme temperatures and stresses in service
* Steels for extreme environments such as high-pressure hydrogen or liquid hydrogen at very low temperatures or in contact with hydrogen carriers
* Low density steels for light weighting applications
* Steels for electric cars, for renewables, CO2 storage/transmission, etc.
* Advanced high strength steels for structural and wear-resistant applications (automotive, shipbuilding, construction, rail transport, infrastructure, aerospace, earth-moving equipment, mining, etc.)