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NOMATEN HYBRID-SEMINAR June 7: Twistronics: a new platform for exploring physics and applications in 2D

25 May 2023

When layers of two-dimensional (2D) materials are stacked on top of each with a relative twist, the resulting reconstruction pattern ("moiré pattern") dominates the electronic behavior. Depending on the twist angle, the moiré scale can be several orders of magnitude larger than the scale of the underlying atomic lattices, and the lead to emergent behavior, including superconductivity. This field of physics in 2D materials...

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NOMATEN HYBRID-SEMINAR May 23: IDEAS NCBR – a place where AI-related business and science come together. SEMINAR POSTPONED.

17 May 2023

New research program in AI - IDEAS NCBR – has been launched. This center will become a discussion platform between academia and business. It aims at providing a high-quality working environment by creating interesting employment conditions and leading mentoring program. IDEAS NCBR supports researchers to...

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NOMATEN HYBRID-SEMINAR May 30: Austenitic HEA/MPEA : from the Cantor alloy to precipitation hardened Co-free alloys with optimised mechanical resistance

27 March 2023

For nearly twenty years now, the academic – and increasingly industrial – world has been interested in new classes of metallic alloys. HEA (high entropy alloys), which are concentrated, single-phase alloys based on several metallic elements and whose Cantor alloy (Co20Cr20Fe20Mn20Ni20) is the archetype, were quickly supplemented by multiphase alloys, CCA (complex concentrated alloys) or MPEA (multi principal elements alloys) in which secondary phases bring improvements in properties.

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NOMATEN ONLINE-SEMINAR March 28: Nuclearization of atom probe tomography and the workflow analysis: Atomic-scale characterization of neutron irradiated materials.

10 March 2023

Atom Probe Tomography (APT) enables access to compositional, morphological and structural information from microstructural features at the atomic scale. This information is especially important on neutron-irradiated material to characterize chemical composition variations around...

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NOMATEN HYBRID-SEMINAR March 21: Study of He and Li diffusion in B4C – Role of damage

10 March 2023

In the context of fast neutron reactors, boron carbide is a ceramic material with excellent properties for controlling nuclear reactor power. Thanks to its high absorption cross sections of 10B, this material provides an excellent neutron absorber. As a consequence of the 10B(n,α) nuclear reactions, significant quantities...

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NOMATEN HYBRID-SEMINAR February 28: Shedding Light on Localised Corrosion

23 February 2023

Synchrotron X-rays provide ideal tools for studying the processes that control localised corrosion of metals in wet environments, which is key to understanding the processes that can cause damage to structures such as nuclear waste storage containers and aircraft.  In this talk, the morphology of localised corrosion is...

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NOMATEN HYBRID-SEMINAR March 7: Insight into molecular dynamics behavior of glass-forming liquids from experiment and MD simulations.

13 February 2023

At the beginning we will have a brief look at the liquid-glass transition phenomenon. However, most attention will be focused on the behavior of molecular dynamics during the vitrification process, caused by cooling and compression. Molecular dynamic behavior will be analyzed and...

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Junior Seminar on February 1: Hybrid ab initio-machine learning simulations of dislocations

30 January 2023

Hybrid ab initio-machine learning simulations of dislocations


Petr Grigiorev PhD, postdoc at the Départment Théorie et Simulation Numérique,
Centre Interdisciplinaire de Nanoscience de Marseille (CINaM), France


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NOMATEN HYBRID-SEMINAR February 14: Strategies for materials design from atomistic simulations

27 January 2023

The ever increasing power of digital computers and the maturity of atomistic simulation tools based on first principles calculations and molecular mechanics provide a unique opportunity to design new materials for engineering applications in silico. The main limitation is...

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JRC-NOMATEN Workshop - April 6, 2022

23 January 2023

This scientific workshop was delve into the most recent experimental and computational methods in the field of characterization of irradiation damage in materials for extreme operating conditions. Attendees learned about the experimental and...

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