Energy Dissipation to Defect Evolution (EDDE)

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Yanwen Zhang

Lead Institution

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Year Established



To develop a fundamental understanding of energy dissipation mechanisms in tunable concentrated solid-solution alloys, and ultimately control defect evolution at the early stage in a radiation environment; and to yield new design principles and accelerate science-based material discovery of radiation–tolerant structural alloys for energy applications.

Research Topics

phonons, thermal conductivity, nuclear (including radiation effects), defects, spin dynamics, materials and chemistry by design, synthesis (novel materials) 

Materials Studied

Materials: metal

Interfaces: None

Nanostructured Materials: None

Experimental and Theoretical Methods

X-ray diffraction and scattering, X-ray spectroscopy, electron microscopy, neutron diffraction and scattering, ultrafast physics, molecular dynamics (MD), density functional theory (DFT), monte carlo (MC), quantum mechanics, multiscale modeling


Partner Institutions

  • Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
  • Oak Ridge National Laboratory 
  • University of Michigan
  • University of Tennessee
  • University of Wisconsin
  • University of Wyoming
  • Virginia Tech 

BES Staff Contact

Philip Wilk

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