Jaiswal selected as CSE Fellow
NPRE PhD candidate Abhishek Jaiswal has been selected as a Computational Science & Engineering (CSE) Fellow for the current academic year for his work on glass-forming metallic liquids.
Advised by Assistant Prof. Yang Zhang, Jaiswal wants to develop a quantitative understanding of the atomic-scale dynamics of glass-forming metallic liquids.
“The key challenge we want to address is how to establish a link between the liquid state properties and the glass-forming ability of such materials, that can ultimately help us prepare better metallic glasses,” Jaiswal said. “Our approach involves applying the existing knowledge of liquid state for simple liquids to study multicomponent metallic liquids characterized by complex interactions, and explore the universality of liquid dynamics and glass-transition in such systems.” This work is guided by neutron scattering experiments and large-scale molecular dynamics simulations.
“Applications for metallic glasses span the industrial, medical, military sector and many consumer goods,” Jaiswal continued. “They are useful in making high-precision mechanical parts. In the heavy industry, they have been used as thermal spray for corrosion resistance of mining instruments. Many consumer goods such as high precision watches, high-end golf clubs/tennis rackets, etc., also use parts made from metallic glasses. Some metallic glasses are biocompatible and thus potentially useful in making biodegradable bone implants.”
Jaiswal’s project, "“Atomic-scale Dynamics of Glass Forming Metallic Liquids,” was one of eight proposals chosen for CSE Fellow designation.
Part of this work is supported by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, Office of Basic Energy Sciences, Materials Sciences and Engineering Division.