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Symposium on "Mechanics of Nanofabrication and Nanostructure Growth" at the 2007 IMECE (ASME Meeting)

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(Please also refer to node/711 for the introduction of this ASME meeting and some important changes. )

Mechanics has been playing a critical role in understanding the fabrication and reliability of nanostructured material systems, such as the self-assembly of quantum dots during heteroepitaxial thin film growth. Sponsored by the Elasticity Committee of Applied Mechanics Division, this symposium will identify opportunities and challenges in mechanics of materials that are motivated from a variety of novel and emerging nanofabrication and nanostructure growth methods. Presentations in experimental, theoretical, and computational studies are solicited in the following areas (but not limited to):


  • Novel self-assembly methods and systems, such as templated/guided self-assembly, self-organization in ceramic and other systems, and supramolecular self-assembly
  • The role of small-scale fracture (and adhesion) mechanics in nano-imprinting lithography, nano-welding, chemical mechanical planarization, peeling-induced pattern formation, etc
  • The role of phase transformation and long-range elastic interaction in the growth mechanisms and domain structures of nano-belts, nano-springs, and others
  • Defect formation and controllability in nanofabrication methodologies
  • Stress/strain assisted micro- and nano-structural evolution
  • Growth mechanisms of multi-ferroic and shape-memory thin-films
  • Periodic, multi-frequency, or random structures
  • Strain engineering in pattern formation with enhanced long-range order
  • Multiscale modeling and simulation methodologies and applications in nanofabrication and nanostructure growth
  • Material system design and identification of the processing-structure relationship


Abstract submission:


Interested authors are invited to submit an abstract by March 5, 2007 through the conference website: For additional information about this symposium, please contact the organizers listed below.




Yanfei Gao, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 37996. Tel: 865-974-2350; Email: or

Claus Daniel, Materials Science and Technology Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN 37831. Tel: 865-241-9521; Email:

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