Most applied materials like metals and solid-state polymers consist of multiple phases. Their properties depend crucially on the internal phase-structure, i.e. the fraction and local distribution of the phases, their composition and their molecular configuration. Chemical aspects influence the mechanical properties as well as mechanical load couples back to chemistry. This strong interrelation is expressed in the thermodynamic functional of the material which is composed of a thermo-chemical or thermo-solutal part on the one hand and a temperature-dependent mechanical part on the other hand.
The mutual interaction between chemistry and mechanics in applied materials is the focus of this symposium. It collects actual results from the DFG Priority program 1713 “chemomechanics.de” and welcomes all foreign contributions related to the topic.