Mechanical Behavior

Deformation mechanisms in high performance ceramics

Comparison of microcrystal deformation behavior in ceria-titania stabilized tetragonal zirconia grains of different orientations.

In situ deformation and advanced application of orientation mapping are at the center of our efforts to understand the mechanical behavior of ferroelastic, polycrystalline ceramics.

Correlating alloy composition with hydrogen embrittlement behaviors in austenitic alloys

Comparison of the dislocation microstructure in a deformed, custom austenitic steel in the uncharged (NHC) and hydrogen charged (HC) conditions.

We’re studying short range ordering phenomenon in austenitic alloys, including how different alloying choices changes the structure and tendency for such behavior, because we believe that SRO domains are key to hydrogen embrittlement behavior in this class of alloys.