Plastic deformation and physical properties of deformed materials.
Magnetic and electrical properties of nanocrystalline Ni-, Fe-, Co-based solid solutions
Magnetic shape memory alloys and thin films.
Twinning and martensitic transformation.
Basic aspects of Low Cycle Fatigue of metals and alloys.
Molecular Dynamics of dislocation interactions in fcc and hcp crystals.
M. Niewczas, “Intermittent plastic flow of single crystals: central problems in plasticity: a review” Mat. Sci. Tech. 30, 739, (2014).
M. Niewczas, “Latent hardening effects in low cycle fatigue of copper single crystals” Phil.Mag. 93, 272, (2013).
M. Niewczas, “Lattice correspondence during twinning in hexagonal close-packed crystals,” Acta Mater. 58, 5848, (2010).
M. Niewczas, R.G. Hoagland, “Molecular dynamic studies of the interaction of a/6<112> Shockley dislocations with stacking fault tetrahedra in copper. Part II: Intersection of stacking fault tetrahedra by moving twin boundaries”, Phil.Mag. 89, 727, (2009).
M. Niewczas, R.G. Hoagland, “Molecular dynamic studies of the interaction of a/6<112> Shockley dislocations with stacking fault tetrahedra in copper. Part I: Intersection of SFT by an insulated Shockley” Phil.Mag. 89, 623, (2009).
M.Niewczas, “Dislocations and Twinning in Face Centered Cubic Crystals”, in Dislocations in Solids, vol.13, edited by F.R.N. Nabarro and J.P.Hirth, Elsevier 2007, pp.263-364.
M. Niewczas, O. Engler, J.D. Embury, “The Recrystallization of copper single crystals deformed at 4.2K”, Acta Mater. 52, 539, (2004).
M.Niewczas, “TEM observations of debris structure in deformed copper single crystals”, Phil. Mag. A82, 393, (2002).
M. Niewczas, G.Saada – ” Twinning nucleation in Cu-8%Al single crystals”, Phil.Mag. A82, 167, (2002).
M.Niewczas, Z.S.Basinski, S.J.Basinski, J.D.Embury, “The Deformation of Copper Single Crystals to large strains at 4.2 K, Part I. Mechanical response and electrical resistivity”, Phil.Mag. A81, 1121, (2001).
M.Niewczas, Z.S.Basinski, J.D.Embury, “The Deformation of Copper Single Crystals to large strains at 4.2 K, Part II. TEM observations of defect structure”, Phil.Mag. A81, 1143, (2001).
M.Sc., Ph.D., Krakow
Molar Gibbs energy diagrams. Fundamentals of diffusion. Curved interfaces, GibbsThomson
effect. Grain growth, Zener pinning. Homogeneous and heterogeneous
nucleation. Solidification. Scheil formalism. Constitutional supercooling. Eutectic
growth. Coarsening. Recovery, recrystallization. Spinodal decomposition. Eutectoid,
massive, order-disorder and martensitic transformations.
Three lectures, one lab (three hours); second term
Prerequisite(s): MATLS 2A04 and 2D03; and Registration in Level II or above of Materials Engineering
An introduction to the electronic structure and properties of materials: electrons
and their behavior in vacuum and in a crystal lattice, electronic structure of
elements, crystal bonding, free electron theory of metals and band structure of
solids, electrical and thermal properties of solids.
Three lectures, one lab (three hours); first term
Prerequisite(s): Registration in Level II or above in Materials Engineering