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Research Groups

Permanent Research Groups

Our group focuses on applying atom probe tomography (APT) to a range of advanced materials with an emphasis on correlating APT with other experimental and computational techniques. [more]
This group focuses on applying and developing computational methods to solve various challenges related to materials and processes with important environmental impact, focusing on problems where the interplay of chemistry, phase transformation, microstructure, mechanics and damage plays an important role. Advances in the understanding of chemical reactions, chemo-mechanical interaction, mechanical behavior, defect evolution and material degradation, from atomistic scales up to continuum level, are required to resolve many of the most pressing challenges and achieve the goal of material sustainability. [more]
The group ‘Mechanism-based Alloy Design’ works on the microstructure-oriented design of advanced high strength steels, high entropy alloys as well as on engineering Al-, Ni- and Ti-alloys [1-10]. [more]
The M&D research group is defined through two correlated tasks: on the one hand, we aim at understanding microstructure formation mechanisms and the relation between microstructures and properties of materials by investigations on the microscopic level. To this aim we develop or advance, on the other hand, microscopy and diffraction techniques. Currently the focus lies on techniques in the scanning electron microscope, in particular on the electron diffraction techniques (EBSD, 3D EBSD, XR-EBSD, ECCI). [more]
The group 'Therory and Simulation' develops constitutive models for advanced materials such as high strength steels. As the mechanical properties are of main interest crystal plasticity modelling [1] builds the core of the activities. For this purpose a number of constitutive models have been developed in the last 15 years. These models cover the full range from phenomenological descriptions to physics based formulations of dislocation slip and other deformation mechanisms such as twinning induced plasticity (TWIP) and displacive transformations (TRIP). To facilitate the implementation of the models the Düsseldorf Advanced MAterial Simulation Kit (DAMASK, [2]) has been developed. [more]
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