Latest Papers

On the composition of microtwins in a single crystal nickel-based superalloy
D Barba, S Pedrazzini, A Vilalta-Clemente, AJ Wilkinson, MP Moody, PAJ Bagot, A Jérusalem, RC Reed
Scripta Materialia (2016) vol. 127 37-40

Geometrically necessary dislocation densities in olivine obtained using high-angular resolution electron backscatter diffraction
D Wallis, LN Hansen, TB Britton, AJ Wilkinson
Ultramicroscopy (2016) vol. 169 34-45

On the effects of reorientation and shear transfer during twin formation: comparison between high resolution electron backscatter diffraction experiments and a crystal plasticity finite element model
H Abdolvand, AJ Wilkinson
Int J Plasticity (2016) vol. 84 160-182

Tutorial: Crystal orientations and EBSD — Or which way is up?
TB Britton, J Jiang, Y Guo, A Villata-Clemente, D Wallis, L Hansen, A Winkelmann, AJ Wilkinson
Materials Characterization (2016) vol. 111 113-126

Assessment of X-ray diffraction and crystal plasticity lattice strain evolutions under biaxial loading
TO Erinosho, DM Collins, AJ Wilkinson, RI Todd, FPE Dunne
Int J Plasticity (2016) vol. 83, 1-18

Assessment of residual stress fields at deformation twin tips and the surrounding environments
H Abdolvand, AJ Wilkinson
Acta Materialia (2016) vol. 105, 219-231

Sample size effects on grain boundary sliding
J Gong, AJ Wilkinson
Scipta Materialia (2016) vol. 114, 17-20


Yuanbo Tang - Prizes
Yuanbo Tang was in Tokyo in August for the 4th UK-Japan Engineering Eduction League Joint Workshop. This was hosted by Prof Kikuo Kishimoto at Tokyo Tech's Ookayama Campus. Yuanbo gave a great 3 minute pitch for his work on grain boundary serration and talked enthusiastically about his work to all who dropped by his poster. He was award the Best Poster prize for his troubles. Earlier in the year Yuanbo was awarded a William R Miller Postgraduate Award by his college St Edmund Hall.

Yuanbo Prize
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Building Bridges in Hong Kong
Dave Collins and Ed Tarleton spent a week at the Chinese University of Hong Kong running a Material Science course in a summer school organised by St Anne’s College. The summer school ran for 4 days, selecting 16-year old students local to Hong Kong. The Materials day was attended by a total of 100 students. The hands-on activities they organised by Ed and Dave included building bridges using lollipop sticks, then testing them to fracture- some of them weighing just 100g were strong enough to withstand 20kg! The students also got to see how Materials Science is important to sound devices, building and testing speakers, then examining resonance effects and standing wave patterns in a vibrating Chladni plate.

Advanced Nuclear Materials Platform Grant
EPSRC have awarded a 4 year, £1.3M Platform Grant to the Materials for Fusion and Fission Power team led by Prof Steve Roberts. Grant activities span across processing, characterisation, and properties of advanced structural materials for applications in nuclear fission and fusion reactors. Micromechanics will be a key aaspect of the work especially in examining the irradiation response of key materials. The funding will support early-career postdoctoral researchers (ECRs) in a flexible manner tailored to their individual career trajectories, resources for mentorship, opportunities for new skills training, and allow ECRs to develop their own research ideas.

MFFP Group
Meet us at

TMS 2017
TMS 2017

San Diego, CA, 26 Feb - 2 March 2017
- several members of the group will be attending including Dave Collins, Jicheng Gong and AJW

RMS 2017
RMS Workshop and Conference on EBSD 2017

Oxford, UK, 4-5th April 2017
- the group will be hosting this meeting at Lady Margaret Hall

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MRS Spring Meeting 2017

Pheonix, AZ, 17th-21st April 2017
- invited presentation by AJW in Symposium NM9—High-Performance Metals and Alloys in Extreme Conditions

IUTAM Symposium on Integrated Computational Structure-Material Modeling of Deformation and Failure under Extreme Conditions 2016

Baltimore, MD, 19–22 June 2016
- invited presentation by Angus W