6 octobre 2016|
The Laboratoire d’Étude des Microstructures et de Mécanique des Matériaux, LEM3, was founded in 2011 by merging two CNRS laboratories located in Metz (France). From this fusion has emerged a center for transdisciplinary experimental and theoretical research combining mechanics of solids and metallurgy, materials science, chemistry, and physics, to ensure a better visibility of research in France and an effective knowledge transfer to industrial partners, while maintaining the balance between basic and applied approaches. Through this multidisciplinary nature, the LEM3 collaborates with more than 60 laboratories worldwide.
In several research areas, such as plastic and thermoplastic instabilities, martensitic transformation, microstructure and texture in thermomechanical processing, multi-scale modeling, dynamic behavior of materials, the LEM3 finds itself among the best internationally teams. Its expertise covers a wide range of materials (metals and alloys, smart materials, composites, geo-materials...) and applications (automotive, aerospace, energy, engineering...).
The Transformation, Textures, Topology and Anisotropy of Materials group (3TAM studies microstructures (with their 3D topology) and crystallographic textures (at micro- and macro-scales) of polycrystalline materials, with focus on changes induced by phase transitions during thermal, mechanical and/or physical processing, to better understand how the changes alter macroscopic behavior of materials, especially their anisotropy.
To support our 3TAM team, we are looking for a
Nanoscale study of deformation mechanisms and interface effects in TiAl alloys by nanoindentation and atomic force microscopy
The aim of this work is to contribute to a better understanding of the elementary deformation mechanisms and interface effects involved during a nanoindentation test on TiAl alloys. Subsequent surface deformations will be investigated at the nanometric scale by Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM).
- You will perform nanoindentation tests.
- You will perform detailed analyses of deformation microstructures at nanoscale with an Atomic Force Microscope (AFM).
- Your results will be discussed in the framework of TiAl plasticity.
- You should be a master student in materials science.
- You should have good knowledge of deformation physics and plasticity of materials.
- As you will be part of an international team, good communication skills in English and teamwork practices are expected.
This is a 5 months internship position and can lead to a PhD thesis.
For further information and application please contact:
Dr. Antoine GUITTON (email@example.com) +33 387 315 387
Prof. Emmanuel BOUZY (firstname.lastname@example.org) +33 387 315 396