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EMNL's research featured by Brookhaven National Laboratory.
November 2017
Broohaven National Laboratory shared an article on EMNL's reserach "Designing New Metal Alloys Using Engineered Nanostructures" focusing on aspects of the work conducted at the Center for Functional Nanomaterials to design and stabilize nanostructures in advanced alloys.   Further information can be found HERE.

Prof. Trelewicz presents a contributed talk at the 2017 Fall MRS Meeting in Boston, MA.
November 2017
Jason's presentation discussed our simulation work on "Grain Boundary Segregation Strengthening in Nanocrystalline Alloys".

EMNL's research featured in MRS Bulletin.
October 2017
The article "Alloys of Nanocrystalline Tungsten Developed for Extreme Environment Applications" highlights our work on designing nanocrystalline tungsten alloy films with enhanced thermal stability to meet the demanding performance requirements of fusion reactors. Further information can be found HERE.

Prof. Snead, Prof. Sprouster, and Prof. Trelewicz receive DOE Office of Fusion Energy Sciences research grant.
September 2017
This substantial award of $1,250,000 will be used for fundamental nuclear materials research toward "Development and Radiation Effects of High-Heat Flux Materials for Fusion Energy".

Prof. Snead and Prof. Trelewicz receive DOE Office of Fusion Energy Sciences research grant.
September 2017
This award of $899,960 will be used for fundamental nuclear materials research toward "Development and Radiation Effects of High-Heat Flux Materials for Fusion Energy".

Prof. Trelewicz receives DOE Early Career Award.
August 2017
This award of $750,050 will be used for fundamental nuclear materials research toward "Enhancing the Performance of Plasma-facing Materials Through Solute-stabilized Nanostructured Tungsten Alloys". More information may be found HERE.

Yangs's paper "Stress-assisted Grain Growth in Nanocrystalline Metals: Grain Boundary Mediated Mechanisms and Stabilization Through Alloying" published in Acta Materialia .
June 2017  
This paper describes our work exploring the mechanisms of stress-assisted grain growth in nanocrystalline Ni and Ni-1 at.% P as a function of grain size and deformation temperature using molecular dynamics simulations of nanoindentation .

Wenbo's paper with Prof. Timothy Rupert's group at UCI " Nanocrystalline Al-Mg with Extreme Strength due to Grain Boundary Doping" published in Materials Science and Engineering A .
June 2017  
In this paper, nanocrystalline Al-Mg alloys were used to isolate the effect of grain boundary doping on the strength of nanostructured metals.

Prof. Trelewicz presents invited talk at Los Alamos National Laboratory in Albuquerque, NM.
May 2017  
Jason’s talk discussed our work on “Stability and Self-ion Irradiation Damage in Nanocrystalline Tungsten Alloys”.

Prof. Trelewicz presents invited talk at Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, NM.
May 2017  
Jason’s presentation highlighted our work on “Exploring the Mechanisms Underpinning Instabilities in Nanocrystalline Metals using Coupled Atomistic Simulations and In Situ TEM Experiments”.

Olivia and Bin present contributed talks at the 2017 Spring MRS Meeting in Phoenix, AZ.
April 2017
Olivia's presentation "Microstructural Evolution and Ion Damage in Nanocrystalline Alloys" discussed her work on probing the mechanisms of grain growth, stability, and irradiation damage in nanocrystalline tungsten using electron microscopy techniques.  Bin's presentation "Mechanics Driven Design of Crystalline-Amorphous Nanolaminate Composites" focused on building microstructurally-indexed deformation mechanism maps and Ashby plots for crystalline-amorphous nanolaminates from atomistic simulations.

Olivia's paper "Impurity Stabilization of Nanocrystalline Grains in Pulsed Laser Deposited Tantalum" published in the Journal of Materials Research .
March 2017  
This paper describes our work exploring thermal stability in pulsed laser deposited (PLD) nanocrystalline tantalum using in situ transmission electron microscopy (TEM) annealing over a temperature range of 800–1200 °C.

Prof. Snead and Prof. Trelewicz receive research grant from Ultra Safe Nuclear Corporation.
March 2017
This award of $440,000 will be used for fundamental nuclear materials research toward "Development of Advanced Fuel and Moderator Materials".

Prof. Trelewicz presents two invited and one contributed talk at the 2017 TMS Annual Meeting in San Diego, CA.
February 2017
Jason’s invited talks highlighted EMNL’s work on stress-assisted grain growth in nanocrystalline metals and self-ion damage in solute stabilized nanocrystalline tungsten alloys. The contributed talk reviewed thermodynamically stable nanocrystalline alloys with an emphasis on the application of various modeling formalisms for predicting stable alloy configurations.