Centers

CMIME

Center for Materials at Irradiation and Mechanical Extremes (CMIME)
 

Director(s):

Michael Nastasi (8/2009 - 11/2011); Amit Misra (12/2011 - 7/2014)
 

Lead Institution:

Los Alamos National Laboratory
 

Years:

2009-2014


Mission:

To understand, at the atomic scale, the interactions of defects at interfaces in materials subjected to extreme radiation doses and mechanical stress in order to synthesize new interface-dominated materials that can tolerate such conditions. 
 

Research Topics:


nuclear (including radiation effects), defects, mechanical behavior, materials and chemistry by design, synthesis (novel materials), synthesis (scalable processing) 
 

Materials Studied:


MATERIALS: metal, oxide
 
INTERFACES: metal/oxide, solid/solid
 
NANOSTRUCTURED MATERIALS: 2D, 3D, nanocomposites
 

Experimental and Theoretical Methods:

X-ray diffraction and scattering, electron microscopy, neutron diffraction and scattering, molecular dynamics (MD), density functional theory (DFT), monte carlo (MC), quantum mechanics, classical mechanics, continuum modeling, mesoscale modeling, multiscale modeling, extreme scale computing
 

Map of institutions in EFRC

Partner Institutions:


  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign
  • Los Alamos National Laboratory
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • University of Nebraska

 


BES Staff Contact:

John Vetrano
 
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