6th International Conference on Computational Methods and Experiments in Materials Characterisation (Materials Characteri)
Venue: Certosa di Pontignano
|Event Date/Time: Jun 04, 2013||End Date/Time: Jun 06, 2013|
Materials science involves relating the molecular properties and the relative performance of a material to its micro-structural features through characterisation.
Over the years, a variety of experimental techniques have been developed for characterising the physical and chemical properties of materials. Unfortunately, due to a number of simplifying assumptions and limitations on the use of individual materials, it is not often possible to describe in a qualitative, reliable way the micro-structural features of many materials. Consideration of different experimental methods as well as computer simulation is essential to achieve a thorough comprehensive analysis. Simulation can contribute to the understanding of the phenomena and provide a good basis for the development of durable materials and components which can withstand ambient and extreme environmental conditions.
The way forward in material characterisation is to develop new experimental techniques or apply existing methodologies, adapted from other related disciplines. A very wide range of materials, starting with metals through polymers and semiconductors to composites, necessitates a whole spectrum of experimental techniques and numerical methods, which are specific for material types. Some of these well-established methodologies could potentially find applications in new fields. In this context a multidisciplinary approach in material characterisation and the exchange of original ideas is indispensable.
The aim of the International Conference on Computational Methods and Experiments in Materials Characterisation is to facilitate such interdisciplinary interactions within the research community.