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Office Hours: Wednesdays 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM or by appointment.
Personal Website: http://physics.gmu.edu/~ymishin/
Current Research Interests
Theory and atomistic modeling of materials, particularly materials interfaces, atomic diffusion, and mechanical behavior of metals and intermetallic compounds. Specific areas of interest include:
- Models of atomic interaction in materials. Development of semi-empirical many-body potentials from experimental data and first-principles calculations.
- Interfaces in materials, including grain and interphase boundaries. Interfacial motion, segregation, chemical reactions and cohesion.
- Atomistic theory and modeling of interfacial kinetics in materials. Relationships between interfacial structure, chemistry, and diffusion.
- Defects and diffusion in intermetallic compounds: diffusion mechanisms, calculation of diffusion coefficients, relation to creep and other high-temperature properties.
- Plastic deformation and fracture of metals and intermetallic compounds. Grain boundary sliding and cleavage.
- Interfaces in Electronic and Structural Materials.
Funding Agency: US Department of Energy, BES, Division of Materials Sciences.
- Dislocation Diffusion in Metallic Materials.
Funding Agency: Air Force Office of Scientific Research.
- Reliable Interatomic Potentials for Advanced Materials Systems.
Funding Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).
Fundamentals of Materials Science
Physical Chemistry of Solids PHYS 614: Thermodynamics and Kinetics of Materials FALL 2010
Solid State Physics and Applications
Atomistic Modeling of Materials