March 9nd, 2023
Dr. Salvalaglio admitted to the Young Academy of Europe
Dr. Salvalaglio has been admitted to the Young Academy of Europe, a "bottom-up initiative of a dynamic and innovative group of recognised European young scholars with outspoken views about science and science policy"
March 2nd, 2023
Seminar by Prof. Brandon Runnels
Prof. B. Runnels is going to visit the group and the Institute of Scientific Computing at the beginning of March. He will give a talk about "The mechanics of grain boundaries and microstructure evolution". For more information see here
Feb. 24th, 2023
Design of Mie resonator by solid state dewetting
Dewetted SiGe islands tailored as Mie resonators using phase field model of surface diffusion. A great example of theory-experiment synergy published in Optics Express and chosen as editor pick!
Feb. 9th, 2023
Paper in Advanced Engineering Materials
The work "Controlling Magnetic Anisotropy in Amplitude Expansion of Phase Field Crystal Model" is now published in Advanced Engineering Materials. A coarse-grained approach accounting for magnetic anisotropy and magnetostriction.
Feb. 6th-7th, 2023
Presentation(s) at 8th GAMM-Phase Field workshop
Two contributions have been presented at the 8th GAMM Workshop on Phase-field modeling (ETH-Zürich) entitled "Microscopically-informed phase field model of crystals" and "Possible advantages of a de Gennes-Cahn-Hilliard energy"
Feb. 6th, 2023
Preprint on nearly HU nano architectures of Ge
We report in this arXiv preprint on nearly hyperuniform nano architectures obtained by impacting thin amorphous Ge layers with ion beams. A fresh perspective on an established processing technique!
Jan. 31st, 2023
A unified description of defect and excitations in ordered systems
We propose "A unified field theory of topological defects and non-linear local excitations" in a new preprint on arXiv. It reports on a versatile method to study collective phenomena and applications to different physical systems showing interesting analogies
Jan. 13th, 2023
New preprint out on APFC for complex crystal structures
A new preprint on the coarse-grained modeling (APFC) of crystal structures with tunable accuracy is now available on arXiv. It features modeling aspects and numerical examples, e.g., dislocations in kagome and diamond lattice.
Dec. 9th, 2022
New Project funded!
Our project "Ordering and defects on deformable surfaces" will start in 2023together with other great projects within the "Vector- and Tensor-Valued Surface PDEs" Research Unit funded DFG. Open position announcement soon. See also project section!
Dec. 2nd, 2022
Seminar by Prof. M. Abbarchi at DCIM
Prof. M. Abbarchi presented his research on "Nano-imprint lithography of hard materials for photonic devices and biotechnology", sharing his experiences maturated across diverse academic research experiences and the grounding of a startup.
Oct. 30th, 2022
Preprint on controlline Magnetic properties in the APFC model
The manuscript reporting on a magnetic APFC model reproducing magnetic anisotropy an mangetostriction, while tuning their relative importance is now available in arXiv. It includes proof of concepts for real material applications, e.g. for Iron!
Oct. 9th, 2022
Preprint (proceeding) on efficient numerics for PFC models
Preprint of a conference proceeding entitled "Improved time integration for phase-field crystal models of solidification" is available on arXiv. It reports on convenient time integration for efficient PFC simulations
Oct. 3rd-4th, 2022
Workshop on disordered correlated media
A workshop organized by the consortium of the EU-project NARCISO on Disordered correlated media and application takes place in Florence (IT), with a contribution on the modeling and application of controlled solid-state dewetting by M. Salvalaglio
September 5th-16th, 2022
Attendance to the Phase-Field summer school 2022
Part of the group will attend the summer school "Phase-field models for the evolution of complex structures" in Peyresq (FR) to keep on with developments and strengthen the basis of phase-field and phase-field crystal modeling!
August 22-25th, 2022
DCIM Summer School "Dimensions of Intelligent Materials"
The DRESDEN-concept Summer School Dimensions of Intelligence in Materials 2022 organized with the direct contribution of the 3MS group features a talk on "Tailoring the design of thin-film and nanostructures" by Dr. Marco Salvalaglio
August 17th, 2022
Talk @ GAMM Annual Meeting 2022
Phd Student Maik Punke presented his work on "Explicit temperature couplingin phase-field crystal models of solidification - elastic properties and multi-scale behavior" at the GAMM Annual meeting. And... related paper just accepted!
July. 19th, 2022
Magnetic APFC model published in MSMSE
The work on a novel magnetic APFC model is now published in Model. Sim. Mater. Sci. Eng. in a special issue focusing on PFC modeling. A proof of concept on the effect of magnetic field on defect motion is given.
June 16th, 2022
Invited talk at EarthFlow 2022 (Oslo)
M. Salvalaglio gives an invited talk at the 8th EarthFlows annual Meeting entitled: Interface faceting-defaceting mediated by disconnections
June 5th-9th, 2022
Organization Symposium @ ECCOMAS
M. Salvalaglio contributes to the organization of the symposium on "Computational Plasticity in Crystals and Polycrystals" at the 8th European Congress on Computational Methods in Applied Sciences and Engineering (ECCOMAS Congress 2022).
May 30th, 2022
PFC modeling of solidification with temperature effects in arXiv
Crystal growth including thermal expansion of the lattice is now handled within the phase field crystal framework (congrats to Maik for the first manuscript!). The results are now available as arXiv preprint
September 27-29th, 2022
Two talks @ MSE 2022
M. Salvalaglio contributes to the MSE Congress (Darmstadt, DE) with two talks entitled "Scale-bridging modeling of elastic and plastic deformation using the APFC model" and "Continuum modeling of disconnection-mediated migration of interfaces in microstructures"
May 27th, 2022
Review on the APFC model published!
The topical review on the APFC model written with Prof. Ken Elder and entitled "Coarse-grained modeling of crystals by the amplitude expansion of the phase-field crystal model: an overview" is now published in Model. Simul. Mater. Sci. Eng 30, 053001 (2022)
May 26th, 2022
Interface Faceting-Defaceting Mediated by Disconnections
Accounting for the disconnection character of interfaces allows the reconciliation of various faceting-defaceting behavior of interfaces observed in experiments. The research is now available as arXiv preprint
May 25th, 2022
arXiv preprint on Hydrodynamic PFC
The research delivering the consistent coupling of the diffusive evolution of microscopic structures (via phase field crystal) with the dynamics of a macroscopic velocity field (hydrodyanamic) and related proofs of concepts is available as arXiv preprint
April 2nd, 2022
Back-to-back papers on out in Acta Materialia
The research on "Disconnection-Mediated Migration of Interfaces in Microstructures" carried out together with D. Srolovitz and J. Han is now published in a two-paper series in Acta Materialia: Part I: Continuum Description, Part II: Diffuse Interface Simulations
Marh 23rd, 2022
PFC/APFC modeling of elastic inclusions published
The modeling of elastic inclusions in APFC is now published in Examples and Counterexamples, 2, 100067 (2022). It reports on a framework to include eigenstrain is presented and it is shown to match well the analytical solution of the Eshelby problem.
Feb. 15th, 2022
We introduce a magnetic APFC model
A novel magnetic APFC model has been developed in collaboration with Dr. Backofen and Prof. A. Voigt. The preprint "Magnetic APFC modeling and influence of magneto-structural interaction on grain shrinkage" is available in arXiv
Feb. 8th, 2022
Preprint of APFC model review available in arXiv
The topical review on the APFC model written with Prof. Ken Elder and entitled "Coarse-grained modeling of crystals by the amplitude expansion of the phase-field crystal model: an overview" is available in arXiv
Jan. 1st, 2022
Welcome to Lucas, new group's postdoc
Lucas Benoit-Maréchal, former PhD student et École Polytechnique (Paris), joined the groups after being a guest for a few months at the end of 2021. He will work on APFC modeling and its applications to surface crystals. Welcome!
Nov. 19th, 2021
New preprint on APFC modeling of elastic inclusions
A new preprint is available in arXiv on the modeling of elastic inclusions in APFC. A framework to include eigenstrain is presented and it is shown to match well the analytical solution of the Eshelby problem.
Oct. 7th, 2021
New paper in arXiv on PFC Dislocation Dynamics
Some milestones of research on PFC description on defect dynamics are now reported in the preprint "A phase field crystal theory of the kinematics and dynamics of dislocation lines" available in arXiv
Sept. 22nd, 2021
Paper Published in Scientific Report
The work entitled "Faceting of Si and Ge crystals grown on deeply patterned Si substrates in the kinetic regime: phase-field modelling and experiments" has been published in Scientific Report within the research activity of the EU-OpenFET project microSPIRE
Sept. 17th, 2021
Picture exhibited at "Imaging Science" - Altana Gallery
A Picture ("Tribute to Keith Hering") featuring some of the group's research will be part of the exhibition “Imaging Science - Die Schönheit der Wissenschaft” Altana Gallery-Görges Bau (TUD - University Gallery of TUD). Vernissage 17.09.2021, Exhibition open until 22.10.2021.
Sept. 15th, 2021
Welcome to Vidar, Visiting PhD student
Vidar Skogvoll, Ph.D student at Oslo university will be visiting the Institute of Scientific Computing to work closely with us on phase-field crystal modeling and simulations. Welcome!
Sept. 2nd, 2021
Talk @ SemiconNano 2021
The work on Continuum modeling and simulation of solid-state dewetting, including recent theoretical developments and application (see also NARCISO EU project) has been presented at the SemiconNano meeting 2021.
July 29th, 2021
Paper Published in ACS Appl. Mat. Interfaces
The work on "Scalable Disordered Hyperuniform Architectures via Nanoimprint Lithography of Metal Oxides" is now published in ACS Appl. Mat. Interfaces. A step forward towards the implementation over large scales of disordered hyperuniform architectures
July 15th, 2021
Welcome to Maik, new Ph.D. Student
Maik Punke joins the group and begins his activities as research assistant to pursue his Ph.D at the Institute of Scientific Computing and Dresden Center of Computational Material Science. Welcome!
June 3rd, 2021
Talk @ 7th EarthFlow Workshop - NJORD Center
The research on the modeling of Disconnection-mediated interface migration has been presented at the 7th EarthFlow Workshop organized by the NJORD Center at the univeristy of Oslo
May 21th, 2021
Talk @ SIAM-MS21
The research on defect motion in binary crystalline systems has been presented at the SIAM-MS21 meeting with a talk entitled "Effect of compositional Strain and Cottrell Atmospheres in Binary Systems by amplitude PFC modeling"
May 17th-28th, 2021
SIAM - MS21 meeting
The group actively takes part to SIAM Conference on Mathematical Aspects of Materials Science. with the organization of the MS48: "Multiscale and coarse-grained modeling of crystal defects, grain boundaries, and plasticity" (20-25 May, see programme online)
May 6th, 2021
Paper published in Phys. Rev. Lett.
The work on "Mesoscale Defect Motion in Binary Systems" is now published in Phys. Rev, Lett. 126, 185502 (2021) - arXiv:2101.06128 Analytical expressions for defect velocity are derived together with and amplitude phase field crystal modeling and simulations.
April 5st, 2021
Issue Cover on Math. Model Appl. Sci. (Wiley)
The research on Doubly Degenerate Cahn-Hilliard model published in a two paper series in Math. Meth. Appl. Sci. made it to the Issue's Cover!
Links: Article I, Article II & COVER
April 1st, 2021
Welcome to Marcello, new Ph.D. Student
Marcello De Donno joins the group and begins his activities as research assistant to pursue his Ph.D at the Institute of Scientific Computing and Dresden Center of Computational Material Science. Welcome!
March 18th, 2021
Two-paper series preprints available
The research on "Disconnection-Mediated Migration of Interfaces in Microstructures" carried out together with D. Srolovitz and J. Han is now reported in a two-paper series available as preprints: Part I: Continuum Description, Part II: Diffuse Interface Simulations
March 16th, 2021
Talk @ 91st GAMM meeting
Dr. Marco Salvalaglio gives a talk entitled "A coarse-grained phase-field crystal model of plastic motion" at the 91 GAMM Meeting, illustrating recent results of the modeling of defects dynamics with the APFC model.
March 1st, 2021
The activities of the "Emmy Noether" group begin!
The research activity funded by the DFG Emmy Noether Programme, entitled "A Mesoscale Framework for the modeling of defects and interface in crystals" begins today, March 1st 2021. We are looking forward for great research and collaborations!
January 18th, 2021
New Preprint available (APFC - Binary Systems)
Analytical expressions for defect velocity, amplitude phase field crystal modeling and simulations illustrated in our new preprint about "Mesoscale Defect Motion in Binary Systems". arXiv link here
December 23, 2020
2 back-to-back Papers Published in Math. Meth. Appl. Sci.
December 3, 2020
Contribution @ NanoSeminar (TUD)
Dr. Marco Salvalaglio illustrates the group research activities on coarse-grained modeling of crystals at the NanoSeminar, periodic appointment organized by the Institute of Material Science focusing on nanoscale material research
November 12, 2020
Proposal for the Emmy Noether Programme Accepted
The proposal of the project "A mesoscale framework for the modeling of defects and interfaces in crystals" submitted for funding within the Emmy Noether Program has been accepted. Activities will begin in 2021.
September 22-25, 2020
Research presented at the MSE congress of the DGM
Dr. Marco Salvalaglio contributed with two talks entitled "Closing the gap between atomic-scale lattice deformations and continuum elasticity within the phase-field crystal framework" and "Phase-field modeling of complex solid-state dewetting scenarios"
September 15, 2020
Paper published in PRL
The research carried out within the EU-Project NARCISO about spontaneous spinodal-like dewetting, leading to hyperuniform structures has been published in Physical Review Letters 126, 126101 (2020). (arXiv link here)