Latest Papers

Size effects resolve discrepancies in 40 years of work on low-temperature plasticity in olivine
KM Kumamoto, CA Thom, D Wallis, LN Hansen, DEJ Armstrong, JM Warren, DL Goldsby, AJ Wilkinson
Scientific Advances (2017) vol. 3, e1701338

Quantitative imaging of anti-phase domains by polarity sensitive orientation mapping using electron backscatter diffraction
G Naresh-Kumar, A Vilalta-Clemente, H Jussila, A Winkelmann, G Nolze, S Vespucci, S Nagarajan, AJ Wilkinson, C Trager-Cowan
Scientific Reports (2017) vol. 7, 10916

On the microtwinning mechanism in a single crystal superalloy
D Barba , E Alabort, S Pedrazzini, DM Collins, AJ Wilkinson, PAJ Bagot, MP Moody, C Atkinson, A. Jerusalem, RC Reed
Acta Materialia (2017) vol. 135, 314-329

Environmentally-assisted grain boundary attack as a mechanism of embrittlement in a nickel-based superalloy
AAN Nemeth, DJ Crudden, DEJ Armstrong, DM Collins, K Li, AJ Wilkinson, CRM Grovenor, RC Reed, Acta Materialia (2017) vol. 126, 361-371

Growth of {11-22} twins in titanium: A combined experimental and modelling investigation of the local state of deformation
Y Guo, H Abdolvand, TB Britton and AJ Wilkinson, Acta Materialia (2017) vol. 126, 221-235

Cross correlation based high resolution electron backscattering diffraction and electron channeling contrast imaging for strain mapping and dislocation distributions in InAlN thin films
A Vilalta-Clemente, G Naresh-Kumar, M Nouf-Allehiani, P Gamarra, MA di Forte-Poisson, C Trager-Cowan and AJ Wilkinson, Acta Materialia (2017) vol. 125, 125-135

The Role of Boron on Improving Ductility by Grain Boundary Serration in a New Polycrystalline Superalloy
P Kontis, E Alabort, D Barba, DM Collins, AJ Wilkinson, RC Reed, Acta Materialia (2017) vol. 124, 489-500


Post-Doc Positions Available
We currently have 2 post-doc positions available and are seeking talented and highly motivated researchers with background in nuclear materials. The first post concerns characterisation of radiation damage as part of the EPSRC platform grant awarded to the Materials for Fusion and Fission Power group in the area of Advanced Nuclear Materials. The second is to work on a project lead by David Armstrong on Radiation Resistant High Entropy Alloys. This post is funded by the EPSRC in the UK and is part of a wider NEUP program funded by the DoE in the USA and lead by the University of Wisconsin-Madison.


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Hamid Abdolvand - starting new group at Western
Hamid Abdolvand is about to take up an Assistant Professorship at the Western University, Ontario. We wish him every success as he begins the exciting task of setting up the Multi-Scale Deformation Lab in the Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, and look forward to continuing collaboration over the coming years.

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.

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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

Microscopy and Microanalysis 2017

St Louis, MO, 6–10 August 2017
- invited presentation by AJW

TMS 2018
TMS 2018

Phoenix, AZ, 11-15 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 2018

Plymouth, UK, 9-11th April 2018
- new venue for the meeting this year hosted by Natasha Stephen, Earth and Planetary Sceinces

International Conference on Strength of Materials

The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA, 15th-19th July 2018