The Material Physics group at the Department of Materials Engineering at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev studies and develops models of physical and mechanical properties of materials under extreme conditions which can be applied to basic materials science studies and novel materials design.

In particular, we:
  • develop models of physical and mechanical properties of materials using ab-initio, atomistic and phenomenological approaches.
  • motivate and validate the models by dedicated experimental measurements
  • predict properties under extreme conditions of temperature, pressure, deformation, size etc.
  • promote the use of predictive models in materials science studies, the design of new materials and other applications.

Recent Announcements

  • Prediction of the stability of the rhombohedral phase in IV–VI monochalcogenides and its origin Our paper  has just been published at CrystEngComm, 2017,19, 6107-6115 and is also featured on the Inside Front Cover  - check out the graphics attached.
    Posted Oct 23, 2017, 11:40 PM by makov group
  • Blister formation at subcritical doses in tungsten irradiated by MeV protons Congratulations to Inbal on the publication of her first paper in her PhD.  Free access to the article valid for 50 days, until November 11, 2017   https://authors.elsevier ...
    Posted Sep 21, 2017, 10:47 PM by makov group
  • Kinetics of Dislocation Cross-Slip: A molecular dynamics study Eyal's paper has just been published in Computational Materials Science and is freely available for the next 50 days at this link
    Posted Jul 8, 2017, 9:00 AM by makov group
  • APDIC Best Paper Award Our paper "Nanometric size-dependent phase diagram of Bi-Sn" was awarded the APDIC Best Paper Award at the Calphad 2017 meeting for the best published manuscript on alloy phase ...
    Posted Jun 17, 2017, 8:28 AM by makov group
  • Dislocation Motion Eyal has just published his first paper on "Dislocation kinematics : a molecular dynamics study in Cu" analyzing the stress velocity relation for dislocations in Cu
    Posted Apr 1, 2017, 7:30 AM by makov group
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