M08: Interfaces in Advanced Materials

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TopicM: Modelling and Simulation

For further development of our highly industrialised society, new types of materials with unprecedented properties are required, allowing, for example, a higher efficiency of engines and, consequently, lower green-house-gas emissions and cleaner technologies. An important class of these new materials will consist of a number of different phases coexisting in complex polycrystalline aggregates where the structure and properties of internal interfaces, such as grain and interphase boundaries, will have a crucial role.

The topic of this symposium will be focussed on design and research of these new alloys with internal interfaces, their mechanical and magnetic properties as well as thermodynamic stability, which must be guaranteed even in the case of thermal and mechanical cycling loading.