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Meeting Materials Science & Technology 2020
Symposium Materials vs Minerals: Bridging the Gap between Materials Science and Earth and Planetary Science
Sponsorship ACerS Other
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 05/31/2020

Deformation of Pyrometric Cones and Coal Ash Cones at High Temperatures
Formation of Carbon Nano-fragments from Silicon Carbide Surfaces: Implications for Carbon Reservoirs in Circumstellar Envelopes
Introductory Comments: Materials vs Minerals: Bridging the Gap between Materials Science and Earth and Planetary Science
New Worlds - New Chemistry
Quantum Mechanical Modeling of Mineral-water Interfaces with Surface Defects
Thermodynamic Modeling of Al-Ti-rich Pyroxene Solid Solutions: Deducing the Nebular Conditions of Condensation of Ti+3 and Ti+4 Oxidation States
Thermodynamic Origins of the First Solids in the Solar System: The Need for Computational Materials Science
Uncertainty of Phase Equilibrium

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