• This regular symposium was created three years ago in order to expand the scope of the International Conference on Metallurgical Coatings and Thin Films (ICMCTF) to micromechanical and small-scale characterization method, and has enjoyed lasting popularity ever since. The symposium is widely opened to contributions from the fields of nanoindentation, FIB-based techniques, TEM, X-Ray methods, Atom Probe Tomography, testing in non-ambient conditions…

    For the upcoming meeting, it will be our pleasure to welcome the following invited speakers:

    Baptiste Gault, Max-Planck Institute for Iron Research, Düsseldorf, Germany
    "Atom Probe Tomography to Help Understand Deformation Mechanisms in Metallic Alloys"

    Erica Lilleodden, Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht, Germany
    "Nanoporous Gold Tomography"

    Irene J. Beyerlein, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA
    "Evolution of Dislocation Density under Cyclic Loading"

    Jaafar El-Awady, Johns Hopkins University, USA
    "The Evolution of Persistent Slip Bands and Crack Initiation from High Frequency In-situ Scanning Electron Microscopy Cyclic Loading Experiments"

    Seok-Woo Lee, University of Connecticut, USA
    "In-situ Investigation on Mechanical Properties at the Micrometer Scale in Cryogenic Environment"

     You are welcome to submit a contribution in one of the three sessions:

    H1. Spatially-resolved Characterization of Thin Films and Engineered Surfaces

     H2. Advanced Mechanical Testing of Surfaces, Thin Films, Coatings and Small Volumes

    H3. Characterization of Coatings and Small Volumes in Harsh Environments 

    Please submit your abstract until October 1, 2018 to:  http://www.icmctf.org

    For futher details, please contact:

    Benoit Merle, Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany, benoit.merle@fau.de

    Marco Sebastiani, Roma TRE University, Italy, marco.sebastiani@uniroma3.it


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  • A TMS symposium " Mechanical Behavior Related to Interface Physics", close to the themes of Mecano is organized by Jason Trelewicz, Erica Lilleoden, Nathan Mara, Siddharta Pathak, Jordan Weaver at the San Antonio TMS 2019. Abstract submission deadline is July 1st (so you can apply to the Mecano School first and send your TMS abstract the next day): More info:  http://www.tms.org/tms2019.


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  • Dear member of the Mecano network, dear colleague, 

     

    The Mecano School, a once every 4 years event* will take place in Cargese, Corsica this fall, from October 28 to Nov 2, 2018.

    Lectures in the morning will be given by prominent personalities in the field of materials science/ mechanical behaviour at small scale:

     

    Jean-Noël Aqua, Daniel Caillard, Gerhard Dehm, Marc Fivel, Daniel Kiener, Gérard Michot, Thomas Pardoen, Laurent Pizzagalli, Gunter Richter, Olivier Thomas

     

    There are still a few spots for 20-30 minutes presentations in the afternoon. This is a unique opportunity to share your research.

     

    Last things:

    ·      This is a fee-less school, and only the lodging (less than 400€/5 days) will remain at your charge.

    ·      Registration will be open from Aug1st to September 30th, on the school website, but the number of attendants will be limited to 80, so you might circulate this, but moderately!

    ·      The deadline for oral presentation abstracts is set to June 30th

     

    More information on the school can be found here: https://mecano2018.sciencesconf.org 

    Abstract submission:

    https://mecano2018.sciencesconf.org/user/submit

     

    All the links can be found on the GDRi Mecano website: http://gdri-mecano.id.st/ 


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  • Scope and Topics:

    The school will address all the current topics of the GDRi Mecano:

    Mechanics of nano-objects:

    Size effect on stress and strain, Strain mapping and engineering, Fatigue, Brittle to ductile transition, Defect nucleation and propagation, Structural/interfacial stability, …

    • Experimental and modeling methods:

    Growth and shaping methods (FIB, Plasma FIBs, Physical/Chemical Vapor deposition, lithography…)
    Nanomechanical testing, Indentation, In situ methods, Electron and ionic microscopy, X-Ray…
    Ab initio, Molecular dynamics, Discrete Dislocation Dynamics, Finite Element Method…

    • Nano- and –Micro objects:

    Thin films, nanoparticles, nanocrystals, micropillars, nanobeams, multilayers…

    Format:

    The school will start Sunday Oct 28th, evening and will end Friday Nov 2nd, noon.

    Classes will be given in the morning. An afternoon break will take place from 14:00 to 17:00. Short lectures (20 min) on advance topics will be given before and eventually after dinner.  A call for abstract will be sent in March (submission March-June) for these talks and posters. A poster session/café will take place Thursday afternoon. An additional poster session may be organized depending on the number of posters.

    Important deadlines:

    - March 15th – Web site opening

    - March 20th – June 20th – Call for abstracts

    - July 14th – (Bastille Day) – Publication of the preliminary school schedule

    Confirmed lecturers, Accomodation, transportation and registration/fees are describe at the following adress: https://mecano2018.sciencesconf.org/

     

     

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  • Conference description:

    Tailoring the mechanical performance and reliability of materials requires to understand the interplay of deformation mechanisms and microstructure across all length scales. The recent advances in small-scale mechanical testing complemented by in-situ microscopy and diffraction techniques, microstructure characterization methods ranging from atomistic insights to 3-dimensional tomography as well as simulation methods bridging the scales from atomistic to continuum provide access to all relevant length scales for designing and optimizing materials and material systems. The 2018 Gordon Conference on "Thin Film and Small Scale Mechanical Behavior" will be the platform to discuss progress and limitations of experimental and computational nano- and micromechanical methods, current understanding of deformation, fatigue and fracture mechanisms with a focus on small length scales, and to exchange ideas on interlinking different approaches to enhance the mechanical properties of thin films, coatings and bulk materials. Newest developments in testing methods, lab on chip concepts, exposure to environmental conditions as well as modeling approaches will be a central part of the meeting.

    Applications for this meeting must be submitted by June 17, 2018.

    Program conference is fully describe at the following adress: https://www.grc.org/thin-film-and-small-scale-mechanical-behavior-conference/2018/


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