Workshop:

Microstructural Functionality: Dynamics, Adaption, and Self-Healing at the Nanoscale

Topic of MiFuN is the time dependence of structural properties at the nanoscale, a recent research development that is expected to have a strong impact on nanotechnology.

The mechanisms range from conformational changes and self-assembly of macromolecules to the controlled manipulation of grain boundaries and other microstructural properties in nanocrystalline materials. These mechanisms can lead to novel dynamic functionality, such as resistive switching or self-healing behavior. They are also determining the life time of nanostructured devices.

This workshop is intended to foster the interdisciplinary exchange of ideas between researchers in engineering, physics and chemistry on this exciting topic.

Date:

April 28-30, 2014

Venue:

Mercatorhalle Duisburg, CityPalais, Landfermannstr. 6, 47051 Duisburg, Germany
(Directions)

Registration:

Registration closed.


You will get a confirmation of your registration and an invoice within a short time by e-mail. If you did not get an e-mail, please contact us via cenide@uni-due.de. Please note, that your registration is completed not until payment of the participation fee. A cancelation free of charge is not possible.

Poster:

For the registration of a poster please fill in the form for registration (see above) and additionally send in an abstract (not more than one page). Therefore, please use the template and send the abstract by e-mail until April 13, 2014 to cenide@uni-due.de.

Participation Fee:

The participation fee is 200 EUR and includes two coffee breaks and lunch on all three days, as well as the social event and the conference dinner on April 30. Invited Speakers are free of charge.

Hotels:

 

Monday, April 28, 2014

 

08:00

Registration

08:45

Welcome

Jörg Schröder

 

Switching and Tuning

09:00

Horst Hahn, KIT

Reversible tuning of materials properties by external fields

chair: Gerd Bacher

09:45

Rossitza Pentcheva, LMU München

Control of Metal-to-Insulator Transition in Low-dimensional Transition Metal Oxides: Insights from DFT+U calculations

chair: Gerd Bacher

10:30

Coffee Break

11:00

Akihito Sawa, AIST, Tsukuba

Interface Type Resistive Switching in Metal Oxides

chair: Marika Schleberger

 

Interfaces and Sintering

11:45

Michael Moseler, U Freiburg

Coarse graining and localized plasticity between sliding nanocrystalline metals

chair: Marika Schleberger

12:30

Lunch Break

13:30

Labtours

 

Interfaces and Properties I

15:30

Gregory Rohrer, Carnegie Mellon U

Grain Boundary Energies, Structural Transitions, and their Influence on Microstructure

chair: Markus Winterer

16:15

Izabela Szlufarska, U Wisconsin

Effects of grain refinement on friction and wear

chair: Markus Winterer

17:00

Coffee Break

17:30

Michael Farle, U Duisburg-Essen

Structure and Composition driven Functionality

in magnetic Nanoparticles

chair: Markus Winterer

18:15

Informal Dinner


 

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

 

08:30

Registration

 

Phase Transitions and Self Organization

09:00

Matthias Wuttig, RWTH Aachen

Control on the Nanoscale: Lessons to learn from Phase Change Materials

chair: Heiko Wende

09:45

Winfried Petry, TU München

From Phonons to Functionality

chair: Heiko Wende

10:30

Coffee Break

11:00

Marcus Müller, U Göttingen

Directing the self-assembly of copolymer materials

chair: Andreas Wucher

11:45

Oliver Schmidt, IFW Dresden

Elastic multifunctional nanomembranes: From concepts to applications

chair: Andreas Wucher

12:30

Lunch Break

13:30

Poster Session

 

Electromigration

15:30

Dimitrios Maroudas, U Massachusetts Amherst

Current-driven Surface Morphological Stabilization and Surface Nanopatterning

chair: Rolf Möller

16:15

Kirk Bevan, McGill U

The wind force and direct force in electromigration: a steady state perspective in the ballistic transport regime

chair: Rolf Möller

17:00

Coffee Break

17:30

Frank Meyer zu Heringdorf, U Duisburg-Essen

In-Situ Investigations of Electromigration in Crystalline Silver Wires with Defined Grain-Boundaries

chair: Rolf Möller

18:15

Informal Dinner


 

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

 

08:00

Registration

 

Interfaces and Properties II

08:30

Karsten Albe, TU Darmstadt

Grain boundary mediated plasticity of nanocrystalline and nanoamorphous metals: Insights from atomistic computer simulations

chair: Peter Kratzer

09:15

Gabi Schierning, U Duisburg-Essen

Interfaces in thermoelectric materials

chair: Peter Kratzer

10:00

Coffee Break

10:15

Ingo Steinbach, ICAMS, Bochum

The influence of vacancy- and particle drag on coarsening in nanocrystalline metals

chair: Bernhard Eidel

11:00

Carl Krill, U Ulm

Hipsters versus Robber Barons: The Sociology of Grain Growth in a Nanostructured World

chair: Bernhard Eidel

 

Mechnical Properties and Self Healing

11:45

Lunch Break

12:30

Michel Barsoum, Drexel U

Strain accomodation in kinking nonlinear elastic solids

chair: Alfons Fischer

13:45

Niels van Dijk, TU Delft

Self Healing of Structural Damage in Fe-based Alloys

chair: Alfons Fischer

14:00

Coffee Break

 

Outlook

14:15

Martin Müser, FZ Jülich

Modeling non-equilibrium dynamics at the nanoscale: Selected challenges and perspectives

chair: Dietrich Wolf

15:00

Joachim Mayer, RWTH Aachen

Advanced TEM methods

chair: Dietrich Wolf

15:45

Conclusion

Markus Winterer

17:00

22:00

 

Social Event and Conference Dinner

Program [PDF]