A new magnesium-base alloy has been developed in Japan and is now the focus of wide attention in many parts of the world because of its novel structure called “Synchronized Long-Period Stacking Ordered Structure”, which features synchronization with respect to chemical and structural modulation. Owing to its unique atomic arrangement, Mg alloys with synchronized long-period stacking ordered (LPSO) structure have a great potential to exhibit many advantageous material properties including high strength. On the other hand, much remains to be learned concerning the fundamentals of this alloy, such as its mechanical properties and the mechanisms of atomic arrangement and strengthening.
The 3rd International Symposium on Long-Period Stacking Ordered Structure and Its Related Materials (LPSO2016) will provide an important forum for international scientists and researchers to present and discuss new findings and ideas concerning the fundamentals and applications of the LPSO structure and LPSO-related materials. During this symposium, various experimental, theoretical, and computational approaches for:
||Determining the unique crystallography of the synchronized LPSO structure
||Elucidating the principles of LPSO formation
||Clarifying the strengthening mechanisms of LPSO structure
||High strength magnesium alloys containing LPSO phase
will be discussed. Key experts in these fields have been invited to give keynote lectures on recent advances in not only LPSO-type Mg alloys but also new related structural materials.
We are looking forward to welcoming you in Kyoto.
Director of Magnesium Research Center, Kumamoto University