new paper on Heusler / GaAs spin valves

Ashutosh has contributed to a new paper on Heusler alloy / GaAs spin valves which has appeared in Physical Review B. This is the last Voyles group paper of 2016.  Happy New Year!

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Paper on defect evolution in irradiated SiC

Yizhang and Li have contributed to a new paper on the evolution of point defect clusters in irradiated SiC, which is our first paper of 2017!

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Congli contributes to paper on antiferromagnetic insulator TIG

Congli contributed to a paper on thin films of the antiferromagnetic insulator Tm3Fe5O12 that has just appeared in Advanced Electronic Materials. These films have potential applications in spintronics.

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Dan wins travel award to attend IPAM workshop

Dan has won a travel award to expand her knowledge of machine learning as it relates to materials science by attending the UCLA Institute of Pure and Applied Mathemathics Workshop “Synergies Between Machine Learning and Physical Models“. Congratulations, Dan!

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Paper on ZnO surface reconstructions

Ryan Jacobs from Dane Morgan’s group has published a paper explaining the unusual surface reconstruction on ZnO that Andy observed experimentally a few years ago.

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glass-forming ability of Ni-P

A paper Pei contributed to on the glass-forming ability of Ni-P alloys with W has just been published in Acta Materialia.

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Paper on mean free paths published

Pei’s paper with Zhe Wang from John Perepezko’s group on the elastic and inelastic mean free paths of various metallic glasses has be published. This is a topic we’ve studied before, but the new work provides an analytical expression for the elastic mean free path that is validated against glasses with a wide range of atomic numbers. Therefore, it can be applied to predict reliably the elastic mean free path for new alloy compositions.

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Jie wins MRSEC Honored Scholar Travel Award

Jie Feng has won a MRSEC Honored Scholar Travel Award to attend Quantitative Electron Microscopy 2017 in Balaruc de Bain, France. QEM is the leading European summer school  in quantitative microscopy. Congratulations, Jie, and thanks to the MRSEC for supporting this opportunity!

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Li with her Best Paper Award

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Li, holding her best paper award plaque from Microscopy and Microanalysis for the first paper on electron correlation microscopy (ECM).

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Welcome new student Xuying Liu

Xuying Liu has joined the group as a new graduate student working on defects in SiC, including in situ nanoindentation. She’s joining us from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. We’re glad to have her – welcome!

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