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The Institute for Applied Materials - Microstructure Modelling and Simulation (IAM-MMS) is engaged in research, teaching and transfer of knowledge about mechanical and micro-structural properties of materials and component evaluation. We deal with fundamental as well as application-oriented questions.

Anastasia August secures two consecutive victories at science slams!

Anastasia August impresses with two consecutive victories at science slams! On 12.04.2024 she secured first place in Friedrichshafen with an outstanding 197 out of 200 points and on 13.04.2024 in Weingarten with 195 out of 200 points against strong competition. We are delighted with her outstanding performance and congratulate her on her success!

To the award
Young's law and an alternative mechanism for contact angle hysteresis

In this publication, we consider a droplet depositing on a solid surface.
By addressing the thermodynamic equilibrium of liquid-solid-gas phases,
we derive a generalized Young's law and reveal an alternative physical mechanism for contact angle hysteresis.
The key point for the present finding is the partial penetration of the liquid species into the solid phase at the micro-scale.

To the announcement
Batterien Heute die Materialien von morgen modellierenSimon Daubner, KIT
Batteries: Modeling tomorrow's materials today

What factors determine how quickly a battery can be charged? Researchers at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) are investigating this and other questions using computer-aided simulations. Microstructure models are helping to discover and investigate new electrode materials. For sodium-nickel-manganese oxide as a cathode material in sodium-ion batteries, the simulations show changes in the crystal structure during the charging process. These lead to elastic deformation, which causes the capacity to shrink. The researchers report their findings in the journal npj Computational Materials.


To the magazine
GAMM PF 25 and Materials/Microstructure modelling: Analytics & Benchmarks

We are happy to announce the joint conference of the 10th GAMM Workshop on phase-field modeling and the workshop "Materials/Microstructure modeling: Analytics & Benchmarks", a joint meeting of the working group "Phase Field Modeling" of the expert committee "Materials Modeling, Simulation and Data" of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Materialkunde e.V. (DGM) and the MaTeLiS Focus Field "Virtual Materials Design and Digitalization" at the KIT. This event provides an inspiring platform for scientists to present the latest findings and advances in materials and microstructure modeling in the context of the phase-field method. Further information can be found here.

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