Place: EUROMAT 2017, Thessaloniki, Greece
Many 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 thermos-chemical or thermo-solutal part on the one hand and a temperaturedependent mechanical part on the other hand. The presentation summarizes the central goals and main findings of the first three years period of the priority program 1713 “ChemoMechanics” funded by the German research foundation (DFG).