Metal alloys are common in a wide variety of environments and technological applications serving both in structural components (e.g. solders) and in functional elements (e.g. conductors). It is known that both applied pressure and reduction in size to the nano-scale affect the properties of alloys allowing new functionalities and innovative applications. Experimental determination of these effects is time and resource consuming and theoretical predictions are still under development.
Makov is a member of BGU’s Department of Materials Engineering and the Ilse Katz Institute for Nanoscale Science & Technology.
The research is supported by a grant from the Ministry of Science, Technology and Space, Israel & the Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning (MSIP) Korea, awarded last month.