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Mechanics Meets Energy 2014

In 2014 the Mechanics Meets Energy symposium was held at Hotel Winterberg Resort from January 20th to 23rd. The meeting became international, as besides presentations from the group of Prof. Christina Scheu Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU), we had invited talks from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA (MIT) and Erich Schmidt Institute of Material Science, Leoben, Austria (ESI) as well as from our visiting scientists Prof. Carol Handwerker (Purdue University Lafayette, USA), Dr. Patricia Romano (Tata Steel, The Netherlands) and Prof. Toshiaki Horiuchi (Hokkaido Institute of Technology, Japan).

Program 20th -23rd of January 2014, Winterberg

Monday, 20th January  

Gerhard Dehm (MPIE), Christina Scheu (LMU) Opening remarks
Soundes Djaziri (MPIE) Synchrotron X-ray diffraction study of cold-drawn pearlitic steel
Vera Marx (MPIE) The mechanical behavior of Co films on polyimide substrate
Plasticity - Part 1
Rejin Raghavan (MPIE) Plastic deformation of Cu-Cr multilayered thin films
Nataliya Malyar (MPIE) Micromechanics of bi-crystals: Plasticity at grain boundaries
Christoph Heinzl (LMU) Microscopical insight into degradation phenomena in high-temperature polymer electrolyte membrane (HT-PEM) fuel cells
Nanoanalytic and Interfaces - Part 1
 Katharina Hengge (LMU) Degradation analysis of new HT-PEM fuel cell electrodes
Stefan Gleich (LMU) Investigation of high-temperature polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells by electron microscopy + MAX phases
Plasticity - Part 2
Alexander Wimmer (ESI) Damage evolution during cyclic tension-tension loading of micron-sized Cu lines at temperatures up to 673 K
Christoph Kirchlechner (MPIE) Why we want to have energy dispersive Laue data and how we will get them one day…
Thuesday, 21st January

Caroline Fink (MPIE) Nanotribology and Microstructure Evolution in Iron Alloys
Steffen Brinkmann (MPIE) Nanotribology research at SN/ Nanotribology of X15 CrNiSi 25-20
Jazmin Duarte (MPIE) Glass vs. crystal: Microstructure and corrosion performance of nanocrystallized FeCrMoCB amorphous alloys
Nanoanalytic and Interfaces - Part 2
Alexander Müller (LMU) Improving the efficiency of hematite photoanodes
Sophia Betzler (LMU) Beautiful 3D hierarchical niobium oxide superstructures
Stefan Hieke (MPIE) Growth and investigation of alumina nanowires
Bernhard Völker (ESI) Investigation of interface properties of barrier metals on BPSG
Bastian Philippi (MPIE) Micromechanical investigation of solder joints in automotive microelectronics
Nagamani Jaya Balila (MPIE) Fracture toughness testing: Geometries at the small scale

Visiting Scientists

Carol Handwerker1 (MPIE/Purdue)

How metal films handle stress: Microstructure evolution under different states of stress

Patricia Romano2 (MPIE/TATA Steel)

Precipitate characterisation on grain-oriented electrical steels
Wednesday, 22nd, January

Intermetallics - Part 1
Frank Stein (MPIE) The Intermetallics group/ Why we are interested in liquidus surfaces
Visiting Scientist

Toshiaki Horiuchi3 (MPIE/Hokkaido)

Peritectoid reaction of Co7Nb2 and Co7Ta2 in the Co-Nb and Co-Ta binary systems
Intermetallics - Part 1
Xiaolin Li (MPIE) Investigation of Al-rich Fe-Al and Fe-Al-X (X=Mo, Ti, Cr, Cu, B) intermetallic alloys
Nanoanalytic and Interfaces - Part 3
Angela Wochnik (LMU) Thin films for solar cell application
Anna Frank (MPIE) CuInS2: Beautiful structures - multiple applications
Alena Folger (MPIE) Metal-oxide heterostructures for energy applications: Electron microscopic and electronic analysis
Nanoanalytic and Interfaces - Part 4
Andreas Wisnet (LMU) Electron tomography: Mapping the nanoworld
     Intermetallics - Part 2
Martin Svec (MPIE)
Optimization of Fe3Al based alloys with Ta addition
Lucia Sencekova (MPIE) Alloys design of Fe-Al alloys for ALM
  Intermetallics - Part 3
Martin Palm (MPIE)  Processing and BDTT of intermetallic Fe-Al-X alloys
Rachel Zucker (MIT)  Theory of capillary effects on crystalline solids
Thursday, 23rd, January

Tristan Harzer (MPIE) Co-evaporated Cu-Cr thin film nanocomposites
Sriram Venkatesan (MPIE) Understanding the interfaces in the semiconductors
Ramona Hoffmann (LMU) TEM investigations of Emiliania huxleyi coccolith
Nanoanalytic and Interfaces - Part 5
Christian Ziegler (LMU) Multicomponent nanostrucures: Inorganic nanosheets and fabrication of artifical solids
Teresa Dennenwaldt (MPIE) Electron energy loss spectroscopy of novel oxide- and nitride-based nanostructured materials
Jong Bae Jeon (MPIE) On the individual coherent twin boundary  in bicrystalline nano pillars: Atomistic simulations
Gerhard Dehm (MPIE), Christina Scheu (LMU)  Closing remarks

1 Professor at Purdue University Lafayette; 2 Senior Scientist at TATA Steel; 3 Professor at Hokkaido Institute of Technology

Presentations from Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU), Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA (MIT) and Erich Schmidt Institute of Material Science, Leoben, Austria (ESI) are invited talks.

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