This crosscutting symposium aims at expanding the scope of the conference by encouraging hot topics that are new to ICMCTF. The three sessions of the symposium will provide a forum for new pioneering topics including the latest advances in the synthesis of nanomaterials and nanofabrication, new types of coatings, with a focus on high entropy alloys and 2D materials.
F1. Nanomaterials and Nanofabrication
This session focuses on harnessing nanoscale phenomena and innovative deposition strategies for new types of nanostructures and nanomaterial coatings with multiple functionalities. Advances in thin films, nanocrystals, nanowires, nanotubes (but not 2D materials), and their applications will be addressed, as well as the development and application of novel in-situ diagnostics to understand and control these growth processes. Further areas of interest include emerging direct-write, cluster-beam, and bio-inspired deposition methods, theoretical and computational research in nanomaterials with controlled properties, processing-structure-property relationships, novel application concepts or prototypes using nano-engineered structures, and plasma fundamentals and diagnostics. These topics cover the understanding and synthesis of novel nanostructured materials and how to apply them in the next-generation nano-devices, and the development of innovative manufacturing processes.
F1. Invited Speaker:
- Oleksandr Polonskyi, University of California Santa Barbara, USA, “Plasma Based Deposition of Nanostructures and Nanoparticles: From Preparation to Function”
F2. High Entropy and Other Multi-principal-element Materials
High entropy alloys (HEAs) and other multi-principal-element materials are multicomponent systems in which high entropy of mixing, or kinetic effects, stabilize a solid solution. They exhibit unique chemical and physical properties and have therefore recently attracted a growing interest in the materials science community. This session will be a platform for thin film-related research on high entropy and multi-principal-element materials including metal alloys, carbides, nitrides, and oxides as well as other multicomponent systems in which high entropy affects phase stability. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, modelling, thin film processing, and characterizations of HEAs and other multi-principal-element materials.
F2. Invited Speakers:
- Paul Heinz Mayrhofer, Institute of Materials Science and Technology, TU Wien, Austria, “High Entropy Ceramic Thin Films: A Case Study of Nitrides, Diborides and Oxides”
- Jyh-Ming Ting, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan, “Single-phased High Entropy Oxides for Energy Applications”
F3. 2D Materials: Synthesis, Characterization, and Applications
This session focuses on exciting developments in the field of 2D materials, including but not limited to graphene, transition metal dichalcogenides (MoS2,WS2, etc.), BN, oxides, as well as emerging 2D carbides and nitrides. 2D materials have been extensively researched in the last decade as atomically thin metal semiconductor and insulator materials with novel and extraordinary properties. Recent advances in their synthesis have provided new possibilities to tune their structure, properties, and enhance their electrical, mechanical, lubrication, and anticorrosion performances. Researchers working in the field of 2D material synthesis and processing, characterization, and applications are encouraged to submit abstracts. We seek to advance the research and development of 2D material-based coatings by connecting researchers from diverse academic and industrial backgrounds, including tribology, materials science, physics, and chemistry. Topics include: controlled scalable synthesis of 2D materials, composite materials and heterostructures, mixed 2D phases and alloys, formation and control of defects, grain boundaries, edges, interfaces, nanopores, characterization, theoretical modeling, device fabrication, post-synthesis engineering of 2D materials using chemical treatments and ion/electron beams and applications of 2D materials in electronics, sensing, coating, friction/wear reduction, anti-corrosion, and anti-fouling.
F3. Invited Speakers:
- Cristian Ciobanu, Colorado School of Mines, USA, “Computational Discovery and Design of Chalcogenides and Chalcogenide-based Nanostructures”
- David Geohegan, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA, “Pulsed Laser Deposition and Conversion of Atomically-Thin 2D Materials Controlled by In situ Diagnostics”