1st International Workshop on Martensitic Microstructures

Dates: June 4-5, 2018

Location: University of Minnesota, Twin Cities Campus, Minneapolis, MN, USA

Richard D. James , Aerospace Engineering & Mechanics, University of Minnesota
Hanuš Seiner, Institute of Thermomechanics, Czech Academy of Sciences

The first International Workshop on Martensitic Microstructures (IWMμ) will be held on June 4-5 at the University of Minnesota. The aim of this workshop is to bring together scholars and students from three institutions: the University of Minnesota (Minneapolis), the Czech Academy of Sciences (Prague), and the Christian-Albrechts-Universität (Kiel), and to foster their collaboration on the topics related to active materials, martensitic transitions, and shape memory alloys.

Important deadlines:
Presenting authors are asked to send the title of their talk and possibly also a short abstract to Hanuš Seiner (hseiner@it.cas.cz) by May 30.

The organizers thank the J. William Fulbright Commission (Prague), the Institute on the Environment (UMN) and the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (Kiel) for supporting this workshop.

Group photo of the 1st International Workshop on Martensitic Microstructures.




Monday, June 4, 2018
9:30 am - 9:45 am Invitation
Richard James (University of Minnesota, Twin Cities)
9:45 am - 10:30 am Functional Fatigue in NiTi-based Shape Memory Alloys
Eckhard Quandt (University of Kiel)
10:30 am - 11:00 am Break
11:00 am - 11:45 am Soft robotics using shape memory materials for wearable technology applications
Brad Holschuh (University of Minnesota)
11:45 am - 12:30 pm On the plastic deformation accompanying cyclic martensitic transformation in thermomechanically loaded NiTi (Abstract)
Petr Šittner (Czech Academy of Sciences)
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm Lunch
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm A look into interfacial strain fields and deformation twins in NiTi single crystals with X-ray diffraction
Ashley Bucsek (University of Minnesota)
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm Cofactor conditions and reversible martensitic phase transformations
Hanlin Gu (University of Minnesota)
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm Break
3:30 pm - 4:15 pm High mobility of twin boundary in NiMnGa martensite: Miracle? Puzzle! (Recent experimental observations)
Oleg Heczko (Czech Academy of Sciences)
4:15 pm - 4:45 pm {110} nanotwins in a modulated martensite of Ni50Mn25+xGa25-x magnetic shape memory alloys
Petr Veřtát (Czech Academy of Sciences)

Tuesday, June 5, 2018
9:30 am - 9:45 am Meeting Photo
9:45 am - 10:15 am Correlation of crystallographic compatibility and thermal hysteresis in Ba(Ti1-xZrx)O3
Maike Wegner (University of Kiel)
10:15 am - 10:45 am Martensitic transformation in the x ZrHfO4 + (1-x) YTaO4 system - Application of crystallographic compatibility
Justin Jetter (University of Kiel)
10:45 am - 11:15 am Break
11:15 am - 11:45 am Martensite Rearrangement in Zirconia Based Ceramics through Micropillar Compression (Abstract)
Haolu Zhang (California Institute of Technology)
11:45 am - 12:30 pm Ultrasonic measurement and first-principle calculation of elastic constants of NiMnGa and NiMnGaCoCu martensites
Petr Sedlák (Czech Academy of Sciences)
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm Lunch
2:00 pm - 2:45 pm Oxide MBE: Progress and Prospects in Thin Perovskite Films
Bharat Jalan (University of Minnesota)
2:45 pm - 3:15 pm Ferroelectric heat to electricity conversion using hybrid molecular beam epitaxy-grown Ba(Ti1-xSnx)O3 films
Bill Nunn (University of Minnesota)
3:15 pm - 3:45 pm Break
3:45 pm - 4:15 pm Compatibility conditions in origami design
Fan Feng (University of Minnesota)
4:15 pm - 4:45 pm Some (scientific) impressions from my Fulbright stay at the University of Minnesota + closing remarks
Hanuš Seiner (Czech Academy of Sciences)