The characterization of the microstructure and properties of ceramics is simply necessary to enable their development and optimization. It is the cornerstone to allow new discoveries. While classic characterization (mechanical testing, electron microscopies, x-ray or neutron diffraction) still covers a very important role, the requests made to such methods (e.g. expand their capabilities to high temperatures or high pressure, faster in situ or operando measurements etc.) have triggered the development of advanced characterization tools.
Among those, one can count special microscopy techniques, combined methods (including in-situ and even online during production), 3D imaging techniques, time resolved measurements and characterization at large scale facilities (neutron and synchrotron radiation sources).
All these allow nowadays pushing the investigations to fantastic spatial and temporal resolutions, under environmental conditions (temperature, pressure, load, reactive atmosphere etc.) simply unreachable a few decades ago.
This symposium aims at sparking the discussion among the ceramic community on:
- The needs of the community in terms of advanced characterization tools
- The state-of-the-art of such tools and the gaps existing
- The possible application of methods that are not commonly used in the community
- The use of characterization for fundamental understanding materials development quality control modelling
Contributions on all the above-mentioned aspects are welcome to trigger vibrant discussions: what do we need to develop and push beyond the current envelope? How do we couple advanced characterization methods with the build-up of new ceramic materials exhibiting enhanced or even new properties?
Trivially, advanced data processing and analysis methods are badly needed in conjunction with the enormous amount of data produced by modern techniques.
A section of the symposium will be, therefore, dedicated to coupling between characterization and modelling automatic and combined data analysis machine learning methods data reduction techniques and applications
We expect to pave the road to a joint effort across the fields of experimental characterization, computational tools and material synthesis.
- X-ray and neutron scattering, diffraction and absorption methods under external constraints (stress, temperature, pressure etc.)
- In situ or operando methods
- New characterization tools for the development of new ceramic materials
- Light or X-ray based spectroscopy advanced methods (Raman, Infrared spectroscopy, EXAFS and XANES etc.)
- Spatial or temporal high resolution approaches
- Advanced methods for the characterization of electrical or magnetic properties of ceramics
- From the lab. to the industry. Advanced on-line methods for the characterization of ceramics during their elaboration processes
- Artificial Intelligence and advanced materials characterization: Data reduction, data analysis, data fusion.
BAM Berlin, Germany
IRCER Limoges, France
Mael GUENNOU, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Pamela THOMAS, University of Warwick, Coventry, UK
Franck FAYON, CEMHTI-CNRS Orléans, France
Karine MASENELLI-VARLOT, INSA Lyon, France
Valter SERGO, Università degli Studi di Trieste, Italy