Workshop on Nucleation
On Monday 1 April 2019, the 4TU.Research Centre High-Tech Materials is organizing a Workshop on Nucleation.
Nucleation is among the most fascinating processes in materials science, whereas it is crucial for the production and behaviour of all materials. Taking place at the smallest length and time scales, experimental observation is challenging. Theoretical frameworks have been proposed through recent decades, but predictive power is limited for many aspects of nucleation.
This workshop aims to bring scientists with interest and expertise on nucleation throughout the different types of materials and processes together for an exchange of ideas and observations, looking for the crucial characteristics of nucleation.
Prof. A. Lindsay Greer
Title: Nucleation of Solidification as an Athermal Process
Prof. Greer's research interests are: metallic glasses and crystal nucleation, grain refinement in casting, and chalcogenide thin films for phase-change data storage.
Prof.dr.ir. Andre ten Elshof
Inorganic Materials Science Group, University of Twente
Preliminary title: Nucleation of BaTiO3 ternary oxide nanoparticles at room temperature
Dr. Joost Duvigneau
Materials Science and Technology of Polymers Group, University of Twente
Topic: Foam cell nucleation
Dr.ir. Erik Offerman
Materials Science and Engineering, Delft University of Technology
Preliminary title: Preferential Nucleation during Polymorphic Transformations in Steel
Simone Dussi PhD
Physical Chemistry and Soft Matter, Wageningen UR
Preliminary title: Nucleation of nothing: how disordered materials break
Hanglong Wu MSc
Materials and Interface Chemistry, Eindhoven University of Technology
Preliminary title: Using Liquid Phase Electron Microscopy to study Nucleation
Image: CryoTEM observations of CaCO3 thin film formation process with 10 mM CaCl2.
From the paper: Microscopic structure of the polymer induced liquid precursor for calcium carbonate.
Y. Xu, K.C.H. Tijssen, P.H.H. Bomans, A. Akiva, H. Friedrich, A.P.M. Kentgens, N.A.J.M. Sommerdijk.
Nature Communications 9 (2018) 2582.
Invitation and registration
We invite our colleagueas from 4TU.HTM to participate in this workshop. Please, use the registration form to let us know if you are interested in giving a short presentation or bringing a poster.
For more information, please contact Reina Boerrigter (secretary 4TU.HTM).
* Header image is from the work by Xiaoqin Ou: Molecular dynamics simulations of martensitic transformation in iron. Dissertation TU Delft, 2017.