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  Symposium V:

Structures and Properties of Metastable Materials

Metastable materials or materials containing metastable phases represent one of the most exciting research area in materials science in the last 20 years. The interest is associated with a new range of properties which has been observed in metallic glasses and in different types of nanometer scale materials, such as, nanostructured systems and systems containing nanocrystalline, quasicrystalline and other metastable phases.

The main objective of this symposium is to address the recent development in the synthesis, structural characterization and properties of metastable materials. The materials to be covered include all types of metastable materials, such as the amorphous metals (metallic glasses) and the different types of nanometer scale materials, as for example nanostructured systems and systems containing nanocrystalline, quasicrystalline and other metastable phases. The types of materials range from the nanosized powders, thin films, bulk alloys and nanocomposites and the aspects to be addressed include synthesis and processing, thermal stability, structural characterization, properties evaluation, theoretical modeling and applications. The sessions will include Invited Talks from internationally distinguished scientists as well as contributions.

The following areas represent the main focus of the symposium:

  • (a) Synthesis & Processing (Rapid solidification, Mechanical alloying, Phase transformations)
  • (b) Theoretical modeling,
  • (c) Structural characterization,
  • (d) Materials (Bulk metallic glasses and composites, Nanoparticles, Nanostructured alloys, Quasicrystals, Thin films and Coatings);
  • (e) Properties and application (Magnetic properties, Mechanical properties, Chemical properties, Hydrogen in metastable alloys, Physical properties, Applications).


Hot topics to be covered by the symposium:

  • Bulk metallic glasses
  • Hydrogen in metastable alloys
  • Rapidly solidified alloys
  • Mechanical alloying
  • Severe plastic deformation
  • Mechanical properties
  • Physical properties
  • Magnetic properties
  • Nanostructures and composite materials

Invited speakers/talks (confirmed list):

  • Nobuyuki Nishiyama (RIMCOF Tohoku University)

  • Sreeramamurthy Ankem (University of Maryland)

  • J. Antonowicz, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland

  • M.D. Baro, Universitad Autónoma de Barcelona, Spain

  • E. Blanquet, SIMAP, CNRS, INP Grenoble, France

  • S. Deledda, Institute for Energy Technology, Kjeller, Norway

  • M. Dornheim, GKSS Research Centre Geesthacht GmbH, Germany

  • H.J. Fecht, Ulm University, Germany

  • D. Fruchart, Institut Néel, CNRS, Grenoble, France.

  • J. Huot, Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières, Canada

  • C.S. Kiminami, Universidade Federal de São Carlos, Brazil

  • N. Nishiyama, Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan

  • M.F. de Oliveira, Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil

  • M. Stoica, IFW Dresden, Germany

  • P. Svec, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Bratislava, Slovakia

  • A. Takeuchi, Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan

  • Z. Wronski, University of Wollongog, Australia


Scientific committee members:

  • A. Calka (Australia)
  • U. Koster (Germany)
  • T. Kulik (Poland)
  • T.G. Langdon (USA and UK)
  • J. Eckert (Germany)
  • K. Samwer (Germany)
  • A. Makino (Japan)
  • P. Svec (Slovakia)
  • W.H. Wang (China)
  • D. Zhang (New Zealand)
  • R. Valiev (Russia)
  • L. Battezzati (Italy) 

Full papers: Journal of Materials Science (Springer) will publish Special ICAM 2009 issue(s) containing full papers of abstracts presented in this symposium provided such manuscripts are reviewed according to the Journal standards. Authors are invited, not obliged, to submit full length manuscripts.

For instructions, please check Full Papers Publication.

Symposium organizers:

Walter José Botta Filho
Rod. Washington Luis, km 235, CP 676.
CEP 13.565-905, São Carlos - SP, Brazil

Phone number: +55 16 33518553
E-mail: wjbotta@ufscar.br

Dilson Silva dos Santos
Programa de Engenharia Metalúrgica e Materiais-COPPE/UFRJ
Av. Horacio Macedo 3800, Ilha do Fundão,
CP 68505, CEP 21941-972, Rio de Janeiro - RJ

Phone number: +55 21 25628508

Alain Reza Yavari
SIMAP : Science et Ingénierie des Matériaux et Procédés
BP 75, 1130 rue de la piscine,
St-Martin-d’Hères Campus, 38402, France

Phone number: +33 (0) 476 6863
E-mail: yavari@minatec.inpg.fr

Robert Schulz
Institut de Recherche d’Hydro-Québec Expertise - Chimie et matériaux
1800 Blv. Lionel Boulet, Varennes,
PQ, J3X 1S1, Canada

Phone number: (450) 652-8103
E-mail: r.schulz@videotron.ca





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