Mikhail I. Mendelev

Associate Scientist
207 Metals Development
The Ames Laboratory
Ames, IA 50011-3020
Phone 515-294-2795
Fax 515-294-8727
Email mendelev@ameslab.gov

Research Interests

  • Phase Transformations:
    • Molecular dynamics simulation of melting/solidification, vitrification/devitrification and solid-solid transformations
  • Grain boundary and interface motion:
    • Evaluation of the impurity drag effect
    • Molecular dynamics simulation of grain boundary migration
    • 2-d and 3-d Ising model for pure and impure systems
  • Structure of Solid and Liquid Materials:
    • Development of interatomic potentials suitable for describing liquid and crystalline metals including crystal defects and solid-liquid interface properties
    • Computer simulation of the structure of non-crystalline materials
    • Calculation of the partial pair potential functions from incomplete sets of diffraction data
  • Thermodynamics and Kinetics of Solid and Liquid States:
    • Evaluation of diffusion coefficients in solid, liquid and amorphous metals
    • Calculation of mechanical properties
    • Calculation of vibration spectra

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(Chronologically most recent on top)Education

  • Ph.D. Moscow Steel and Alloys Institute, Russia, 1995
  • M.S. Moscow Steel and Alloys Institute, Russia, 1993

(Chronologically most recent on top)Professional Appointments

  • 2004 - present Associate Scientist, Ames Laboratory, Iowa State University
  • 2000 - 2004 Research Staff, Princeton University
  • 1999 - 2000 Visiting Research Staff, Princeton University

(Chronologically most recent on top)Publications with the Ames Laboratory

Mendelev M I; Kramer M J; Ott R T; Sordelet D J; Yagodin D; Popel P . 2009. Development of suitable interatomic potentials for simulation of liquid and amorphous Cu-Zr alloys. Philosophical Magazine. 89:967-987. abstract
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Mendelev M I; Ott R T; Kramer M J; Sordelet D J . 2009. Determining strain in amorphous alloys: Uncertainties with analyzing structural changes during deformation. Journal of Applied Physics. 105:023509. abstract
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Mendelev M I; Kramer M J; Ott R T; Sordelet D J . 2009. Molecular dynamics simulation of diffusion in supercooled Cu-Zr alloys. Philosophical Magazine. 89:109-126. abstract
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Li M Z; Wang C Z; Mendelev M I; Ho K M . 2008. Molecular dynamics investigation of dynamical heterogeneity and local structure in the supercooled liquid and glass states of Al. Physical Review B. 77:184202. abstract
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Mendelev M I; Ott R T; Heggen M; Feuerebacher M; Kramer M J; Sordelet D J . 2008. Deformation behavior of an amorphous Cu64.5Zr35.5 alloy: A combined computer simulation and experimental study. Journal of Applied Physics. 104:123532. abstract
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Fortini A; Mendelev M I; Buldyrev S; Srolovitz D . 2008. Asperity contacts at the nanoscale: Comparison of Ru and Au. Journal of Applied Physics. 104:074320. abstract
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Mendelev M I; Kramer M J; Becker C A; Asta M . 2008. Analysis of semi-empirical interatomic potentials appropriate for simulation of crystalline and liquid Al and Cu. Philosophical Magazine. 88:1723-1750. abstract
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Krishnamurthy R; Srolovitz D J; Mendelev M I . 2007. Anomalous diffusion in dilute solid solutions. Acta Materialia. 55:5289-5296. abstract
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Morris J R; Mendelev M I; Srojovitz D J . 2007. A comparison of crystal-melt interfacial free energies using different Al potentials. Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids. 353:3565-3569. abstract
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Mendelev M I; Rehbein D K; Ott R T; Kramer M J; Sordelet D J . 2007. Computer simulation and experimental study of elastic properties of amorphous Cu-Zr alloys. Journal of Applied Physics. 102:093518. abstract
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