This symposium about the "Science of Innovative Simulations of Advanced Materials" (SISAM) follows the series of previous SISAM symposia organised since 2014 in the frame of the SIPS summit. This year, it is dedicated to the lifetime achievements of Professor Uichiro Mizutani from Nagoya University who revolutionized our understanding of the formation and stability of structurally complex compounds. Previous knowledge was based on electron-counting rules that were put forward in the beginning of the 20th century by several authors, including Linus Pauling, and on the so-called Hume-Rothery rules. To grasp a better understanding of the electrons’ behaviour in essentially metallic compounds, Mizutani and his collaborators took advantage of the modern ab initio simulation methods.
Before moving his central interest to theoretical modelling and simulations of the electronic properties of metallic compounds, Mizutani spent decades on the experimental assessment of the electronic properties of metals, alloys and compounds. His specific focus was on the low temperature specific heat, magnetic susceptibility, electrical conductivity, and spectroscopy studies of the density of states of a large variety of alloys and compounds, including metallic glasses and quasicrystals.
Therefore, the SISAM 2022 symposium calls for contributions along one or several of the following topics:
- Experimental studies of the electron transport properties in alloys, structurally complex compounds, metallic glasses or quasicrystals. Special emphasis will be placed on topics that Uichiro Mizutani has studied during his career, such as (but not limited to) thermoelectric and superconducting materials.
- Experimental studies of the bulk and surface electronic density of states and related properties in the same type of materials.
- Development or improvement of innovative techniques for the modelling or simulation of electron-related properties of advanced materials. This topic will include (but will not be limited to) ab initio and DFT techniques, molecular dynamics, machine learning, etc.
- Computer-based physics of (metallic) materials.
- Innovative technologies and technological breakthroughs based on the electronic properties of materials.
You are cordially invited to submit your contribution for presentation at the SISAM 2022 symposium either in oral or poster form. Publication in the proceedings of the SIPS summit will be possible after reviewing by external referees.
- Florian Kongoli, CEO of FLOGEN SA and Chairman of SIPS 2022.
- Jean-Marie Dubois, Emeritus Director of Research at CNRS, Nancy, France and Scientific Adviser at Jozef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana, Slovenia.
- Vincent Fournée, Director of Research at CNRS, Nancy, France.
- Emilie Gaudry, Professor at Université de Lorraine, Nancy, France.
- Tomoyuki Homma, Professor at Nagaoka University of Technology, Japan.