2018 MRS Spring Meeting

Call for Papers

Symposium CM02—In Situ TEM Characterization of Dynamic Processes During Materials Synthesis and Processing

In situ imaging and spectroscopy techniques have emerged as primary tools for the characterizing the dynamics of materials formation. The development of in situ capabilities for TEM has led to rapid advances in our understanding of nucleation, growth, assembly and coarsening in colloidal, electrochemical, organic, macromolecular, semiconductor, biomineral and other solution-based systems. The development of electron beam correctors for TEM has led to sub-angstrom spatial resolution, thus enabling direct in situ observation of atomic motion during reaction processes and revealing atomic level formation and transformation mechanisms, including VLS growth of nanowires, oriented attachment of nanoparticles and electrochemically-driven growth of dendrites. The symposium will cover a broad range of topics related to in situ studies of materials formation including cluster formation and dynamics, particle nucleation, crystal growth, phase transformations, crystal defect formation and elimination, recrystallization, nanoparticle interactions and assembly, nanowire growth, polymeric, macromolecular and organic/inorganic self-assembly, chemical reactions, and interface dynamics in gases and liquids. The goal of this symposium is to bring together researchers from various fields utilizing in situ methods to understand the physics and chemistry of materials formation.

Topics will include:

  • Nucleation and crystal growth from solutions, melts and vapors
  • Chemical and electrochemical reactions
  • Interface-driven processes
  • Mechanically, electrically or magnetically driven processes
  • Self-assembly of nanoparticle superlattices
  • Self-assembly in polymeric and biomolecular systems
  • Crystallization in biomineral and biomimetic systems
  • Electron beam effects during in situ study via transmission electron microscopy

Invited Speakers:

  • Qian Chen (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA)
  • Mingwei Chen (John Hopkins University, USA)
  • Peter Crozier (Arizona State University, USA)
  • Bethany M. Hudak (Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA)
  • Joerg Jinschek (The Ohio State University, USA)
  • Niels De Jonge (Leibniz Institute for New Materials, Germany)
  • Katy Jungjohann (Las Alamos National Laboratory, USA)
  • Yuki Kimura (Hokkaido University, Japan)
  • Honggang Liao (Xiamen University, China)
  • Xiaoqing Pan (University of California, Irvine, USA)
  • Quentin Ramasse (SUPER Stem Facility, United Kingdom)
  • Zhiwei Shan (Xi'anjiaotong Univ, China)
  • Robert Sinclair (Stanford University, USA)
  • Jakob Birkedal Wagner (Technical University of Denmark, Denmark)
  • Qiang Xu (DENSsolutions, Netherlands)
  • Jim De Yoreo (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, USA)
  • Haimei Zheng (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA)

Symposium Organizers

Yu Huang
University of California, Los Angeles
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
310-794-9589, yhuang@seas.ucla.edu

Liang Jin
Direct Electron

Utkur Mirsaidov
National University of Singapore
Department of Physics Centre for BioImaging Sciences (CBIS)
65-6516-2604, mirsaidov@gmail.com

Keywords for Abstract Submission

Dynamic process, in situ, materials synthesis processing