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; Bokstein B . 2007. Molecular dynamics study of vacancy migration in Al. Materials Letters. 61:2911-2914. abstract
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Nam H S; Mendelev M I; Srolovitz D J . 2007. Solid-liquid phase diagrams for binary metallic alloys: Adjustable interatomic potentials. Physical Review B. 75:014204. abstract
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Mendelev M I; Han S W; Son W J; Ackland G J; Srolovitz D J . 2007. Simulation of the interaction between Fe impurities and point defects in V. Physical Review B. 76:214105. abstract
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Mendelev M I; Sordelet D J; Kramer M J . 2007. Using atomistic computer simulations to analyze x-ray diffraction data from metallic glasses. Journal of Applied Physics. 102:043501. abstract
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Mendelev M I; Ackland G J . 2007. Development of an interatomic potential for the simulation of phase transformations in zirconium. Philosophical Magazine Letters. 87:349-359. abstract
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