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Deadline Abstract Submission to "Non-equilibrium phenomena induced by electrical and magnetic fields"


In recent years, electric and magnetic fields have been utilized as a new tool for manipulating the synthesis and processing conditions, tailoring microstructures of materials out of equilibrium. They enable to tune transport kinetics for sintering, grain growth and creep and might activate reactions and transformations for obtaining new phases that are far from equilibrium. In last decades, excellent scientific studies were carried out that helps unveiling the fundamentals behind the interaction of these fields with matter on different scales. This has led to the emergence of electro-chemo-mechanics, where the external fields, temperature and mechanical driving forces act together to influence the phase composition, microstructure evolution and deformation behavior of materials. Nevertheless, these interactions are extremely complex and depend on the material’s properties, so that a general description and quantitative models have not been established yet. The key interest of discussion in this topical session would be the advancement in understanding the influence of magnetic and electric fields on non-equilibrium phenomena involved during synthesis, processing, grain growth and affecting material properties. Special attention will be devoted to gain insights with integration of experimental findings and in-situ experiments with theoretical based modelling and simulations.



  • Veronika Brune (University of Cologne)
  • Sabrina Ecker (Forschungszentrum Jülich)
  • Sanjay Mathur (University of Cologne)
  • Olivier Guillon (Forschungszentrum Jülich)

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Choose division as “MM: Metal and Material Physics Division“ Select topic as “Non-equilibrium phenomena induced by electrical and magnetic fields”