SYMPOSIUM 1: FUNDAMENTALS OF THE GLASSY STATE
This symposium will provide a discussion forum on fundamental principles of glass science. Contributions covering experimental and theoretical developments in the field of glass science are welcome. Topics of interest include novel developments in the following sessions.
- Glass Formation and Structural Relaxation
- Glass Crystallization and Glass Ceramics
- Structural Characterizations of Glasses
- Topology and Rigidity
- Atomistic Simulation and Predictive Modeling of Glasses
- Data-based Modeling and Machine Learning for Glass Science
- Mechanical Properties of Glasses
- Non-Oxide Glasses
- Glass Under Extreme Conditions
SYMPOSIUM 2: GLASS AND WATER: DEGRADATION OF AMORPHOUS MATERIALS
Whether applied as protective surface coatings, in biological environments, or in the immobilization of nuclear waste, understanding the mechanisms and kinetics of glass degradation and dissolution remains a technical challenge in glass science. The stages of glass dissolution are now well established, however significant challenges remain in evaluating the role of composition, processing, additives, and the environment on the structural rearrangement and durability of the glass. These challenges are best resolved by sharing knowledge and expertise from the diverse variety of glass-related applications. This symposium will focus on how water and glass interact, including an appraisal of fundamental approaches towards identification of mechanisms of glass dissolution, how variation in material properties and process, and the degradation environment impacts on the dissolution behavior, or how characterization can be used investigate the complex dissolution process.
SYMPOSIUM 3: OPTICAL AND ELECTRONIC MATERIALS AND DEVICES — FUNDAMENTALS AND APPLICATIONS
Optical and electronic materials and devices are of critical importance for applications, including sustainable energy, information technology, nonvolatile memory, sensing, medical diagnostics and treatment, and national defense. This symposium will address processing and properties of optical and electronic materials as well as design, fabrication, and performance of functional devices.
- Laser Interactions with Glasses
- Charge and Energy Transport in Disordered Materials
- Optical Fibers and Waveguides
- Glass-based Optical Devices
- Optical Ceramics and Glass-Ceramics
- Glasses and Glass-Ceramics in Detector Applications
- Rare-earth and Transition Metal-doped Glasses and Ceramics for Photonic Applications
SYMPOSIUM 4: GLASS TECHNOLOGY AND CROSS-CUTTING TOPICS
Glass can be engineered with a wide range of properties and in many different forms for both active and passive applications for current and emerging energy and environmental technologies. This symposium will draw an arc from the fundamental approaches (interplay of theory, modeling and experiment) via material properties (compositional influences and signatures) and their characterization (in-situ, ex-situ) to manufacturing (novel processing techniques).