Deformation of Nanocrystaline Materials: Do we need computer simulations to understand it?

Herbert D. Gleiter 

Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe, Institute of Nanotechnology, P.O.B. 3640, Karlsruhe D-76021, Germany


Today, computer simulations are a frequently used method to model e.g. atomic processes in materials. The aim of this talk will be to point out the potential as well as the limitations of this approach by considering computer simulations of the deformation processes in nanocrystalline metals. The results of simulations of deformation processes will be critically compared with recent experimental results, pointing out under which circumstances computer simulations are likely to yield new insight.


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Presentation: invited oral at E-MRS Fall Meeting 2005, Symposium I, by Herbert D. Gleiter
See On-line Journal of E-MRS Fall Meeting 2005

Submitted: 2005-05-04 10:14
Revised:   2009-06-07 00:44