郭 威（才田グループ 教育研究支援者）
2016 MRS FALL MEETING & EXHIBIT
With the financial support from Frontier Research Institute for Interdisciplinary Sciences (FRIS), Tohoku University, I had an precious opportunity to attend one of the world’s most famous international academic conference on materials science, the 2016 MRS Fall Meeting & Exhibits, which was held in Boston city in the USA from Nov. 27th to Dec. 2th, 2016.
At this meeting, there are as many as 52 symposia, from biomaterials, electronics, to sustainability and modeling, a real comprehensive cover for materials scientists. I took a part in Symposia MB4: Glassy, Nanocrystalline and Other complex Alloys Systems and Their Applications (Fig. 1) because I am now researching on the bulk amorphous alloys. Just like the title of the symposia, not only amorphous alloys, but also high-entropy alloys, nanocrystalline materials are included, therefore, I had a very good chance to learn from various topics which are quite important for my own research. I also noticed that recently, the nano-sized glassy alloys and the simulation of amorphous alloys under deformation are quite hot topics, which inspires me for my future work. I have also given an oral talk on my recent research about developing the shape memory phase reinforced Mg-based metallic glass matrix composites (Fig. 2). Surprising, not so many topics on composites are given in this symposia, thus, the audiences are quite interested at my work. They asked me several questions on the mechanical behavior of the composites, possibility to conduct the tension test, as well as the shape effects from the dispersoids. Their comments are quite fruitful and helpful for my future work. I also discussed with people from Yale University who are doing thermal plastic deformation on metallic glasses, which is close to my topic. We had a very good talk on the crystallization behavior of the amorphous alloys and we exchanged our email address for further communications.
Finally, I again give my thanks to FRIS for the financial support, which allows me to have a talk with researchers all over the world.
Fig. 1 Symposia board
Fig. 2 During the author’s presentation