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Meeting 2020 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
Symposium Advances and Discoveries in Non-equilibrium Driven Nanomaterials and Thin Films
Sponsorship TMS Functional Materials Division
TMS: Energy Conversion and Storage Committee
Organizer(s) Ritesh Sachan, Oklahoma State University
Srinivasa Rao Singamaneni, University of Texas at El Paso
Amit Pandey, Lockheed Martin Space
Nuggehalli M. Ravindra, New Jersey Institute of Technology
Scope This conference plans to bring together scientists and engineers who focus on advances in synthesis and processing, atomic-scale characterization, structure-property correlations and modeling of novel non-equilibrium nanostructured materials and functional thin films. The scope of the conference includes zero dimensional (such as nanodots), one-dimensional (nanotubes and nanowires), two-dimensional (thin films) and three-dimensional (bulk) nanostructures, uniquely synthesized under extreme non-equilibrium conditions. Integration of such novel functional materials on practical substrates such as silicon and sapphire plays a critical role in creating multifunctional materials for next-generation systems and will be included as one of the important area of interest in the proposed symposium. The symposium highlights the science of the pulsed laser deposition and laser processing techniques, high energy ion irradiation and mechanical milling, role of interfaces and defects for fabricating such novel materials, thin film heterostructures. It also focus on the recent discoveries of pulsed laser annealing induced formation of non-equilibrium nanostructures (e.g. thin film oxides, Q-carbon, and doped nanodiamonds). We cover the synthesis engineering of large area coverage of various nanostructures and thin films, including pure and doped quenched C and c-BN structures, diamonds through non-equilibrium processing which stands to revolutionize quantum computing, superhard coatings, high-temperature and high-power electronics, and biomedical applications.

Topics include:
• Non-equilibrium processes for the synthesis of novel nanostructures.
• Structure-properties correlations in complex oxide thin film heterostructures.
• Atomic scale characterization of 0-D, 1-D, 2-D and 3-D nanostructures with novel functional properties.
• Pulsed laser deposition and laser processing of novel materials and epitaxial thin film structures.
• Role of defects and interfaces in properties manipulations in nanostructures.
• Coatings and surface modifications for high-temperature and high-power electronics and biomedical applications.
• Q-carbon, Q-BN, Q-BN, nano- and microdiamonds

Abstracts Due 07/15/2019
Proceedings Plan Planned: Supplemental Proceedings volume

Controlling Functional Properties in Oxide Nanocomposites via Strain, Defects and Interfaces
Controlling Nanoscale Eutectic Microstructures in Directionally Laser Melted Al-Cu Alloyed Thin Films
Development of Reactive Molecular Dynamics (MD) and Hybrid Reverse Monte Carlo (HRMC) Modeling to Synthesize Amorphous Boron Carbide
Discoveries of Q-carbon and Q-BN and Direct Conversion of Carbon into Diamond and h-BN into c-BN
Dynamically Evolving Metastability in an Atomic Hourglass: Temporal Control of the Metal-insulator Transition of VO2 by a Mobile Dopant
Effect of Interfacial Strain on the Point-defect Energetics in LaNiOx
Emergence of Shallow Energy Levels in B-doped Q-carbon: A high- temperature Superconductor
Enhanced Field Emission of CNT-W Nanowire Hierarchical Emitters
Fabrication of Nanodiamond and Q-carbon by Ultrafast Quenching of Carbon Structures for Electron Field Emission Devices
Formation of Reduced Graphene Oxide/amorphous Carbon P-N Junctions via Highly Nonequilibrium Route of Nanosecond Laser Irradiation
Heat Capacity and Free Energy of Ni-Fe Nanocrystals
In-situ and Real Time Chemical Analysis of Complex Oxide Thin Film Surfaces using Pulsed Laser Deposition
Laser Processing in the Transmission Electron Microscope
Metastable Silicon Nanocomposites via Plasma Synthesis and Spark Plasma Sintering
Microstructure Morphology and Concentration Modulation of Bicontinuous Nanocomposite Thin-films during Physical Vapor Deposition
Morphological Evolution of Phase-separated Domains in Vapor-deposited Polycrystalline Alloy Films
N-1: In-situ Analysis of IR Laser Radiation Damage on Nano-structured MoS2
N-2: Scalable Synthesis of Graphene Quantum Dots and Its Application in Bioimaging
N-3: Synthesis of Mesoporous Metal-Silicates via Silicate-Exfoliation on Metal Hydroxides
Quasi-one-dimensional Mo Chains for Efficient Hydrogen Evolution Reaction
Recent Advances in Thin Film Thermoelectrics: SnSe and Beyond
Stabilization of High-temperature Polymorphs of SrSnO3 at Room Temperature via Epitaxy
Surface Chemistry Evolution in Ti-BNNT System Processed by SPS and its Correlation to Physico-chemical and Mechanical Properties
Synthesis and Densification of Functional Metal-oxide Nano Bulk Composite with Far from Equilibrium State
Tunable 2D Materials from Synthesis to Applications
Understanding the Effects of Lattice Strain on MoS2 through Irradiation

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