​Data-Centric Science for Materials Innovation

​Data-Centric Science for Materials Innovation

Sep 26, 2018

With the development of high-speed computers, networks, and huge storage, researchers can utilize a large volume and wide variety of materials data generated by experimental facilities and computations. The emergence of these big data and advanced analytical techniques has opened unprecedented opportunities for materials research. The September, 2018 issue of MRS Bulletin will focus on the numerous efforts in developing and utilizing databases of electronic structure calculations and their impact on addressing different classes of problems in materials science.

The talks in this webinar will complement the MRS Bulletin issue, and an interactive Q&A will be held with each of the speakers following their talks.

 Frontiers of Solid State Batteries

Frontiers of Solid State Batteries

Oct 24, 2018

Co-Presented with ECS, The Electrochemical Society

Sponsored by Goodfellow

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The advantages of solid-state batteries were not fully recognized until the 1960s, with the discovery of beta-alumina, which led to the development of the commercially relevant high-temperature Na-S battery in the 1960s and the ZEBRA battery in the 1980s. The October issue of MRS Bulletin focuses on recent developments in solid ion-conductors and the various surface and interfacial challenges needed to be overcome for enabling solid-state batteries.

This webinar will expand on the Bulletin issue, and an interactive Q&A will be held with each of the speakers following their talks.

Fundamental Understanding and Applications of High-Entropy Alloys

Fundamental Understanding and Applications of High-Entropy Alloys

Oct 25, 2018

High entropy alloys (HEAs) and the more broadly defined multi-principal-elements alloys (MPEAs) represent a major paradigm shift in alloy design. HEAs focus on the compositions near the center of a multicomponent phase diagram. In contrast, traditional alloys focus compositions on the boundaries (vertices, edges, or faces) of a phase diagram and typically consist of one principal element. Therefore, HEAs represent a tremendously large compositional space that is largely unexplored by humanity. As an emerging field, research on HEAs now has attracted rising worldwide attention and interest from both academia and industry since 2004. The number of published papers has increased rapidly each year, and there have been many dedicated conferences, symposia and workshops on HEAs. Traditional physical metallurgy principles as well as novel processing methods have all been applied to HEAs, and new materials with extraordinary properties have been reported. New results are also showing that traditional materials science concepts are inadequate to explain some of the new observed behaviors, fueling intense development of new models for complex, concentrated alloys. The high-entropy concept has now been extended to ceramics, semiconductors, polymers, and a broad range of functional materials. As a result, the whole field has advanced dynamically and rapidly in almost every aspect of materials science and engineering.

Materials for Strain-Mediated Magnetoelectric Systems and Devices

Materials for Strain-Mediated Magnetoelectric Systems and Devices

Nov 21, 2018

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Piezotronics and Piezophototronics

Piezotronics and Piezophototronics

Dec 12, 2018

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