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Heart in a cubic

Second phase particles in alloys are important for the properties of metallic materials. The morphology and chemical composition of the particles are critical for researchers to understand the natures and the roles of these particles. With cutting-edge electron microscope, we can map the distribution of the alloying elements over a particle. A very beautiful particle was observed in a special steel during an experiment which made it appear like a little heart of zirconium was enclosed in a vanadium cubic box.
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Smith Engineering
Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs
Heart in a cubic
Post-Doctoral Fellow
Smith Engineering
Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering
School of Graduate Studies
Fundamental Principles of Nature: from Discovery to Application and Innovation
Understanding the Universe, the Planet and our Place
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Reactor Material Testing Lab, Queen's University
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Hongbing Yu
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Post-Doctoral Fellow, Mechanical and Materials Engineering