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Meeting MS&T21: Materials Science & Technology
Symposium Advanced Characterization of Materials for Nuclear, Radiation, and Extreme Environments
Sponsorship TMS Nuclear Materials Committee
Organizer(s) Cody A. Dennett, Commonwealth Fusion Systems
Samuel A. Briggs, Oregon State University
Christopher M. Barr, DOE Office of Nuclear Energy
Michael Philip Short, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Janelle P. Wharry, Purdue University
Cheng Sun, Clemson University
Caitlin A. Kohnert, Los Alamos National Laboratory
Emily Aradi, University of Manchester
Khalid Hattar, University of Tennessee Knoxville
Scope In the last decade, a wealth of new analytical and in-situ experimental tools have emerged to drastically increase the speed and fidelity with which microstructural evolution can be characterized. This symposium solicits presentations that apply any of these advanced techniques to the study of materials structure, properties, and performance in radiation and other extreme environments, e.g. nuclear energy and space applications. These technique advancements have occurred in areas including microstructural characterization, thermophysical property measurement, in situ measurements, and small-scale mechanical property testing. There is a specific interest in techniques that directly impact materials research for environments exhibiting high radiation fields, extreme temperatures, and corrosive or chemically-reactive environments. The unique data provided by these advanced characterization tools also provide a new bridge to enhance the framing, refining, and validation of predictive models.

Specific topics include, but are not limited to:
• Novel (destructive and non-destructive) techniques for characterization radiation damage
• Non-contact thermal and elastic measurement techniques
• Small scale mechanical property testing (SEM or TEM length scales)
• Advanced diffraction techniques (X-ray, electron, or neutron) coupled to extreme environments
• Direct observation of radiation-induced microstructural transformations in real time
• Methods for monitoring corrosive attack in non-aqueous coolant environments
• Studies of synergistic effects of these superimposed extreme environments relating to materials degradation
• Work enabling enhanced coupling of experimental results with predictive modeling and simulation
• Methods for inferring microstructural features from property/performance measurements using computational or analytical modeling

Abstracts Due 04/15/2021
PRESENTATIONS APPROVED FOR THIS SYMPOSIUM INCLUDE

A Closer Observation to the Precipitation Behavior of Proton Irradiated Dual Phase 308L Weldment Filler Materials
Characterization of Defects, Thermal Transport, and Elastic Properties in As-fabricated and Irradiated Single Crystal of ThO2
Characterization of Materials Exposed to Coupled Nuclear Environments Using Positron Annihilation Spectroscopy and Electrical Impedance Spectroscopy
Characterizing the Spatial and Temporal Evolution of Iron Thin Films during Coupled Irradiation and Corrosion
Correlated Scattering and Microscopy Techniques for In-situ and Ex-situ Rapid Clustering Determination in Activated Materials
Deep Learning Pipeline for Cavity Segmentation in Transmission Electron Microscopy
Development of In-situ Atomic Scale Defect Spectroscopy during Ion Irradiation
Effect of Dilute Magnetism in a Topological Insulator
Effect of Ion Irradiation on the Corrosion of 304SS in PWR Simulated Water Chemistry
Effects of He on Nanoscale Mechanical Properties of Er
Europa Lander Contamination Control: Materials Testing and Numerical Simulation in a Flight Like Environment
Femtosecond Laser Induced Surface Damages in Tungsten and Tungsten Carbide in High Heat Flux Conditions
Finding a Balance in FeCrAl Alloys: Utilizing Advanced Characterization, Testing, and Machine Learning to Balance Properties
High Temperature Mechanical Properties of WC/W2C Composites Fabricated by Reactive Sintering of Powders Colloidally Processed
Imaging Nanostructural Heterogeneities and Vacancy Supersaturation in Ni-20Cr after Corrosion in Molten Salt
In-situ Radiological Containment Sample Environments: A review of Capability and Compromises at X-ray and Neutron Sources
In Situ Ion Irradiation of Gadolinium Titanate: A Perspective on Microstructure and Memory
In Situ Transient Grating Spectroscopy for Rapid Radiation Tolerance Characterization
Insight into the Impact of Irradiation on Vibrational Properties of AlN Using Raman Spectroscopy
Material Degradation Pathways of UO2 under Oxygen, Humidity, and Temperature Probed by XAFS
Microstructural Characterization of Oxidized Tristructural Isotropic Particles (TRISO) in Various Gas Atmospheres
Modeling of Graphite Oxidation in Water Vapor Ingress Accidental Conditions for High Temperature Gas-cooled Reactors
Moduli Measurements of Fuels and Cladding Materials via Resonant Ultrasound Spectroscopy
Now On-Demand Only - Multi-scale Characterization of Silicon Carbide Oxidation
Optical Characterization of Defects in Proton Irradiated Fluorite Oxides
Prediction Thermo-physical Characteristics Nickel-based Superalloys Directional Crystallization
Radiation Damage Suppression in AISI-316 Steel Nanoparticles: Implications for the Design of Future Nuclear Materials
Real-time Thermal Oxidation Process of PFM Tungsten Under Fusion-relevant Conditions Revealed by In-situ Environmental TEM
Revealing Hidden Defects via Stored Energy Measurements of Radiation Damage
Richtmyer-Meshkov Instability Testing and Accompanying Analysis: A Surface Sensitive Approach to High Strain Rate Testing of Irradiated Material without Bulk Volumes
Speciation of Metal Ion Solutes in Molten Salt Matrices for Reactor Applications using Advanced Spectroscopy Techniques
Successful, Unsuccessful, and Partially-successful Attempts at Understanding Alloy Corrosion in Molten Salts
Tensile Performance of Diffusion Bonded AA6061-AA6061 Cladding-Cladding Interface for Application in U-10Mo Monolithic Fuel Plates
The Effect of Rotary Swaging on Zirconium Alloys and its Microstructure Property Correlation
Uncovering the Effect of Grain Boundary Dopants on Irradiation Induced Grain Growth Through In Situ Microscopy
Unraveling Solute-solvent Interactions in Molten Salt Environments Using X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy
Utilizing a Dynamic Segmentation Convolutional Neural Network for Microstructure Analysis


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