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High Temperature Materials, Processes & Diagnostics
July 20-25, 2008
Colby College
Waterville, ME
Chair:
Elizabeth J. Opila

Vice Chair:
Marius Stan

High temperature phenomena are important during the fabrication, characterization and implementation of a variety of advanced materials. The program for the 2008 meeting will concentrate on advanced materials for energy applications, power and propulsion. Planned sessions include thermoelectric materials, solid oxide fuel cells, nuclear materials, ultrahigh temperature ceramics, interfacial phenomena, and material property determination. Many of the presentations will emphasize the effects of material structure on properties. In addition, thermodynamic and kinetic considerations for material behaviour will also be emphasized. Both experimental and computational research will be presented.

Financial support is available for students and other young researchers. This support will be contingent on the presentation of a poster during one of the poster sessions. Other attendees are also encouraged to present posters on their work.


Contributors
Air Force Office of Scientific Research
NASA
Office of Naval Research
The Electrochemical Society

SUNDAY
2:00 pm - 11:00 pmArrival and Check-in
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 7:40 pmWelcome / Introductory Comments by GRC Site Staff
7:40 pm - 9:30 pmTHERMOELECTRIC MATERIALS
Discussion Leader: Terry Tritt (Clemson University)
7:40 pm - 8:20 pm Thierry Caillat (Jet Propulsion Laboratory)
"Synthesis and Properties of Advanced Thermoelectric Materials at JPL"
8:20 pm - 8:35 pm Discussion
8:35 pm - 9:15 pm Anke Weidenkaff (EMPA, Switzerland)
"Development of Thermoelectric Oxides for High Temperature Converters"
9:15 pm - 9:30 pm Discussion
MONDAY
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 12:30 pmSOLID OXIDE FUEL CELLS
Discussion Leader: Mogens Mogensen (Risø National Laboratory, Denmark)
9:00 am - 9:40 am Stu Adler (University of Washington)
"Oxygen reduction and transport mechanisms on mixed-conducting perovskite surfaces"
9:40 am - 10:00 am Discussion
10:00 am Coffee Break
10:30 am - 11:10 am Yoichi Nakagawa (Tohoku University)
"The real-time observation of microstructural changes in anode materials for SOFCs"
11:10 am - 11:30 am Discussion
11:30 am - 12:10 pm Aaron Crumm (Adaptive Materials, Inc.)
"Portable Solid Oxide Fuel Cells"
12:10 pm - 12:30 pm Discussion
12:30 pmGroup Photo / Lunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmFUNCTIONAL CERAMICS
Discussion Leader: Harry Tuller (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
7:30 pm - 8:10 pm Michael Schroeder (RWTH Aachen University)
"High temperature oxygen separation membranes - properties, problems, and prospects"
8:10 pm - 8:30 pm Discussion
8:30 pm - 9:10 pm Jacob Jones (University of Florida)
"Structural Evolution in Ferroelectrics: phase formation through dynamic electromechanical loading"
9:10 pm - 9:30 pm Discussion
TUESDAY
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 12:30 pmINTERFACES
Discussion Leader: Judith Yang (University of Pittsburgh)
9:00 am - 9:40 am Elizabeth Dickey (The Pennsylvania State University)
"Ceramic Eutectics for Extreme Environments"
9:40 am - 10:00 am Discussion
10:00 am Coffee Break
10:30 am - 11:10 am Wayne Kaplan (Technion - Israel Institute of Technology)
"The Stability of Thin Films at High Temperatures"
11:10 am - 11:30 am Discussion
11:30 am - 12:10 pm Christoph Koch (Max Planck Institute for Metals Research)
"Mapping potentials at grain boundaries in ceramics by nonlinear in-line electron holography"
12:10 pm - 12:30 pm Discussion
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmULTRA HIGH TEMPERATURE CERAMICS
Discussion Leader: Triplicane Parthasarathy (UES, Inc.)
7:30 pm - 8:10 pm Bill Fahrenholtz (Missouri University of Science & Technology)
"Oxidation of ZrB2-based ceramics in air and other environments"
8:10 pm - 8:30 pm Discussion
8:30 pm - 9:10 pm Eric Wuchina (Naval Surface Warfare Center)
"Processing and Characterization of Materials in the Ta-C System for High Thermal-Stress Environments"
9:10 pm - 9:30 pm Discussion
WEDNESDAY
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 12:30 pmMATERIAL PROPERTY MEASUREMENT AND MODELING
Discussion Leader: Torsten Markus (FZ-Juelich)
9:00 am - 9:40 am Sergey Ushakov (University of California, Davis)
"Thermal analysis above 1500 ºC: state of the art, new results on refractory oxides, and the road ahead"
9:40 am - 10:00 am Discussion
10:00 am Coffee Break
10:30 am - 11:10 am Mark Asta (University of California, Davis)
"Ab-Initio Modeling of Molten Superalloys: Structure, Thermodynamics and Diffusivities from Quantum Molecular-Dynamics Simulations"
11:10 am - 11:30 am Discussion
11:30 am - 12:10 pm Mike Winey (Washington State University)
"Improving the Thermoelastic Description for Materials in Classical Molecular Dynamics Simulations"
12:10 pm - 12:30 pm Discussion
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session
6:00 pmDinner
7:00 pm - 7:30 pmBusiness Meeting
(Nominations for the next Vice Chair; Fill out Conference Evaluation Forms; Discuss future Site & Scheduling preferences; Election of the next Vice Chair)
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmGAS - METAL REACTIONS
Discussion Leader: Charlie Chun (ExxonMobil)
7:30 pm - 8:10 pm Sunniva Collins (Swagelok, Inc.)
"Low Temperature Colossal Supersaturation of FCC Alloys: Properties of Materials Far from Equilibrium"
8:10 pm - 8:30 pm Discussion
8:30 pm - 9:10 pm David Young (University of New South Wales)
"Interfacial and diffusional processes in metal dusting reactions"
9:10 pm - 9:30 pm Discussion
THURSDAY
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 12:30 pmMATERIALS FOR NUCLEAR POWER
Discussion Leader: Matthew Kaye (University of Ontario Institute of Technology)
9:00 am - 9:40 am Christine Gueneau (CEA, France)
"A thermodynamic modelling of the U-Pu-O system taking part of the FUELBASE database for advanced nuclear fuels"
9:40 am - 10:00 am Discussion
10:00 am Coffee Break
10:30 am - 11:10 am Tim Burchell (Oak Ridge National Laboratory)
"Radiation Damage in Nuclear Graphite"
11:10 am - 11:30 am Discussion
11:30 am - 12:10 pm John Vienna (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory)
"Description of liquidus surface for multi-component silicates considered for waste immobilization"
12:10 pm - 12:30 pm Discussion
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmCLOSING LECTURE
Discussion Leader: Ted Besmann (Oak Ridge National Laboratory)
7:30 pm - 8:20 pmDonald Olander (University of California, Berkeley)
"Materials issues with Generation IV nuclear reactors"
8:20 pm - 8:40 pm Discussion
FRIDAY
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 amDepart

 
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