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Nanostructured Materials

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  • Prof. Herbert Gleiter

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    1. Universität des Saarlandes, FB 15, und Institut für Neue Materialien Gebäude 43, W-6600 Saarbrücken (FRG)
    • Universität des Saarlandes, FB 15, und Institut für Neue Materialien Gebäude 43, W-6600 Saarbrücken (FRG)
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    • Studied mechanical engineering and materials science at the Max Planck Institute for Metals Research, Stuttgart (Diploma 1965), physics at the University of Stuttgart (Ph.D. 1966), and habilitated in materials science at the University of Bochum in 1970. After spells as a Professor at MIT and the University of Bochum, he then took up the position of Professor of Materials Science at the University of saarland, Saarbrücken. From 1987 to 1990 he was a Director of the affiliated Institute of New Materials in Saarbrücken and is now a Scientific Member of the institute. He has received many awards, including the Leibniz Prize of the German National Science Foundation (DFG). The main areas of research are precipitation hardening, grain and interphase boundaries, polymer physics, and new materials.


Abstract

The heterogenous structure of nanostructured materials distinguishes them from materials such as glasses which have a homogeneously disordered microstructure. In the figure, the atoms marked in black are in the center of the grains, the white one forming the surface of the individual grains, this structure resulting in the remarkable properties of the materials.

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