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Mechanics of Thin Films and Multilayered Structures

Junlan Wang University of Washington 206-543-4601

Jizhou Song University of Miami

(Mechanics of Solids and Structures)

Thin films and multilayered structures are critical building blocks for novel nano- and micro-scale electrical, optical and mechanical systems. Although significant effort has been devoted to these systems, the material- and size-dependent mechanical properties such as strength, adhesion, friction, deformation and failure mechanisms of this class of materials are still of great interest to the community. The objective of this symposium is to provide a forum for researchers from academia, industry and national labs to present, discuss and exchange the latest development in the field.

Topics invited for this symposium include but are not limited to the following:

•  Mechanical properties of thin films and multilayered structures
• Strengthening mechanisms of nanostructured (nanocrystalline, nanotwinned, etc) thin films and multilayers
• In-situ experimental testing and numerical modeling at small scales
• Interface and surface properties
• Adhesion, friction,  deformation and failure mechanisms at small scales


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