Special PIMS Speaker Series - What's new for Microstructure?
- Date: 09/25/2008
University of Victoria
We don't call it the Stone Age because we use stones. Any biped can do this. We call it the Stone Age because we fabricated stone tools. This require tool stones, special because of their microstructural texture. So what's new for microstructure? Just as in prehistory, nearly all engineered materials are polycrystalline granular networks. Recent work has let to the discovery of the grain boundary character distribution (GBCD), the first predictive measure of texture related material properties. There are many mathematical challenges and the hint of universality.
Thursday, September 25, 2008
Clearihue A127, 3:30-4:30pm