XXVI International Materials Research Congress Cancún, México, 20-25 August 2017 https://www.mrs-mexico.org.mx/imrc2017/ X Symposium A2 Nano-alloys: Theory, Synthesis & Characterization
Abstracts deadline: March 17, 2017 This symposium aims to provide an international forum on the latest developments in nano-alloys research, including the tools used for their study, considering experimental and theoretical approaches. The focus is primarily on the synthesis, characterization and computational modeling of nanoalloys. Nowadays, a complete understanding of the nanoalloys behavior has not been yet achieved. From a theoretical perspective, this requires the use of a vast number of methodologies depending on the size ranges and time scales considered namely: Nanothermodynamics, Density Functional Theory (DFT), Molecular Dynamics (MD) and Metropolis Monte Carlo (MMC) simulations. Experimentally, calorimetry is still challenging at the nanoscale however, electronic microscopy techniques such as in-situ heating experiments using TEM can provide useful data to improve the knowledge on nanoalloys phase stability and phase transition. Finally, latest developments in synthesis should be carefully discussed in order to achieve better control in size, shape and composition. The objective of this Symposium is to bring together theoreticians and experimentalists to share ideas and encourage new collaborations on this topic. By participating in this Symposium, attendees will gain a deep insight into the current state-of-the-art research being carried out in academia, international laboratories and industries working in the field of nanoalloys.
Organizers Grégory Guisbiers The University of Texas at San Antonio Department of Physics and Astronomy USA Phone: 1.210.458.8672 E-mail: [email protected]
Jose-Luis Rodriguez Lopez Instituto Potosino de Investigación Científica y Tecnológica, A.C México Phone: 52 444 834 2000 E-mail: [email protected]
Lauro Oliver Paz Borbon Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México Mexico Phone: 52 56 22 5000 E-mail: [email protected]
Nano-thermodynamics, Density Functional Theory, Metropolis Monte Carlo
Simulations, Molecular Dynamics Phase diagrams of nano-alloys, melting phase transitions, structural phase transitions, magnetic phase transitions, size and shape effects on phase transitions Synthesis of bimetallic nanoparticles, clusters, straight and helical nanowires, III-V, II-VI semiconductors Characterization of nano-alloys by TEM, SEM, DSC, Nano/Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (NEMS/MEMS), SAXS, XRD, spectroscopies (UV-visNIR, Raman) Applications: mechanical, thermal, optical, catalytic and medical applications.
The University of Texas at San Antonio Department of Chemistry & School of Earth USA Phone: 1.956.665.2437 E-mail: [email protected]
Invited Speakers Confirmed: Miguel Jose-Yacaman (UTSA, USA), Rodolfo Zanella (UNAM, Mexico), Christian Ricolleau (ParisDiderot University, France), Michel Kazan (American University of Beirut, Lebanon), Luis Liz-Marzan (Universidad de Vigo, Spain), Eugen Rabkin (Technion, Israel), Julius Jellinek (Argonne National Laboratory, USA), Fabienne Berthier (University of Paris-Sud, France), Marcela Beltran (UNAM, Mexico), Ignacio Garzon (UNAM, Mexico), Johan Hoefnagels (Eindhoven University of Technology, Holland), Patricia Calaminici (Cinvestav, Mexico), Cecilia Noguez (UNAM, Mexico), Beatriz Roldan-Cuenya (University of Bochum, Germany), Maria Escribano-Escudero (Technical University of Denmark, Denmark) Pending: Riccardo Ferrando (University of Genoa, Italy), Roy Johnston (University of Birmingham, UK), Chang Q. Sun (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore), Stefano Curtarolo (Duke University, USA), Francesco Delogu (University of Cagliari, Italy), Karuna Kar Nanda (Indian Institute of Science, India), Florent Calvo (University Joseph FourierGrenoble, France), Younan Xia (Georgia Institute of Technology, USA), Francesca Baletto (King’s College London, UK)