Research Project Highlight

Crossing Boundaries: Characterizing Polycrystalline Materials

A collaborative effort between researchers in the United States and Italy has resulted in a novel technique to rapidly assess the boundaries between grains in polycrystalline materials. The team’s findings were reported in Nature Computational Materials.

Jonah Erlebacher, professor and department chair, and Ian McCue (PhD ’16) contributed to the research.

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Over the last three years, the Erlebacher group has been studying the morphological stability (shape) of nanoparticles. The Erlebacher group focuses on the motion of atoms at interfaces and surfaces and understands that in many environments the static picture of nanoparticles is wildly inaccurate.

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