Energy Dissipation to Defect Evolution (EDDE)

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Yanwen Zhang

Lead Institution

Oak Ridge National Laboratory




To understand how extreme chemical complexity can be exploited to control energy dissipation and defect evolution under equilibrium and non-equilibrium conditions and to guide the development of radiation-tolerant alloys with unique magnetic and thermal properties.

Research Topics

phonons, thermal conductivity, nuclear, defects, mechanical behavior, charge transport, magnetism and spin physics, materials and chemistry by design, synthesis (novel materials), synthesis (self-assembly), synthesis (predictive) 

Materials Studied

Materials: metal

Interfaces: gas/solid, solid/solid

Nanostructured Materials: 0D, 3D

Experimental and Theoretical Methods

X-ray diffraction and scattering, neutron diffraction and scattering, electron microscopy, scanning probe microscopy, ultrafast science, high-throughput screening methods, molecular dynamics (MD), density functional theory (DFT), monte carlo (MC), multiscale modeling


Partner Institutions

  • Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  • University of Michigan
  • University of Tennessee
  • University of Wyoming
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University 

BES Staff Contact

Philip Wilk, John Vetrano