FACULTY OF ENGINEERINGDEPARTMENT OF METALLURGICAL AND MATERIALS ENGINEERING


Structure and Dynamics in Metals Laboratory

Primary Researcher(s) / Coordinator(s): 
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Y. Eren Kalay
General Information: 

The research group is primarily focused on understanding the dynamical evolution and structural hierarchy at different length scales and controlling the phase selection mechanisms under far-from-equilibrium conditions in metallic systems. Area of interest include, but not limited to, amorphous and nanocrystalline metallic alloys, lead-free solders, RE-free magnets, superaustenitic stainless steel and single crystal growth. 

Equipments: 
  • Quartz/Pyrex sealing system: For sealing of metallic alloys under controlled atmosphere: For the production of low melting alloys systems (i.e. solders)
  • Thermal-shock Instrument (comp. controlled; home-made): For thermal-shock and thermal fatigue experiments (-35°C – 200 °C)
  • Various other tools (high precision balance, high/low temperature furnaces, specimen preparation tools)
Completed and Ongoing Research Projects: 
  • Nanocrystalline Formation in Marginal Glass Forming Alloys (2011-ongoing) METU – BAP Project
  • Lead-Free Alloys for Electronics Industry (2012-ongoing) METU – BAP Project.
  • Embrittlement in Superaustenic Stainless Steels (2011-ongoing) in colloboration with   Prof. Scott Chumbley, ISU.
  • Development of ETS crystals (2012-ongoing) METU – DAP Project.
  • Local Structural Orders in Al based Metallic Glass (2012) – Elettra Synchrotron Center
  • Single crystal growth of CZT (2012 - ongoing) – SSM Project
Collaborators: 
  • Prof. Matthew Kramer, Ames Laboratory, Ames, IA, USA.
  • Assoc. Prof. Paul Voyles, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, USA.
  • Prof. Scott Chumbley, Iowa State University, Ames, IA, USA.
  • Prof Raşit Turan, Department of Physics, METU.
  • Prof. Mehmet Parlak, Department of Physics, METU.
  • Assoc. Prof. Burcu Akata Kurç, Department of Micro and Nanotechnology, METU.
  • Assist. Prof. Hande Toffoli, Department of Physics, METU.

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