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My research is about theoretical modeling of amorphous alloys, so called bulk metallic glass.
With the growth of additive manufacturing, this new material group of alloys has gained an increased attention as the manufacturing process inherit high local cooling rates which is suitable for maintaining an amorphous structure through the solidification process.
From a system's thermodynamic data I use classical nucleation theory (CNT) to statistically describe the phase transformations between a super cooled liquid and crystalline structures.
By studying phase transformations with synchrotron based light sources it is possible to verify and correlate the mathematical models to the alloys thermodynamical and kinetic behavior.
The goal of my PhD studies is to develop modeling tools to contribute with knowledge and methodology in this field.