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

  • 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
  • DFT study of the Pi-phase monochalcogenides Elad and Uri just published a new paper together with our experimental colleagues on a DFT study of the newly discovered pi-phase in the monochalcogenides SnS and SnSe.  The ...
    Posted Mar 18, 2017, 6:44 AM by makov group
  • Phase diagrams of binary alloys under pressure New paper from Moran published in J. Alloys and Compounds predicting the pressure dependence of binary phase diagrams
    Posted Feb 3, 2017, 1:51 AM by makov group
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