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PhD Position in Nanocrystalline Alloys at the University of Vermont (USA)

A new PhD position is available immediately in my group in the area of computational atomistic modeling of grain-boundary segregation and plasticity mechanisms in nanocrystalline alloys. Full description available in the attached file. 

Journal Club Theme of June 2011: Dynamic Mechanical Behavior of Advanced Structural Materials

The response of structural materials to external mechanical load may strongly depend on the rate at which the load is imposed. For example, a specimen may exhibit ductile fracture if loaded at quasi-static rate (strain rate below 1.0/s), but may show brittle fracture under impact (high-rate) loading. According to the classic monograph of Professor Marc Meyers, if the strain rate is above 100/s, it can be put into the high-strain rate regime. The mechanical behavior of structural materials under such loading conditions is dubbed dynamic.

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