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Strategic control of atomic-scale defects for tuning properties in metals

Advanced metallic alloys can benefit from clusters of dopant atoms and intermetallic particles to improve their performance. Suhas Eswarappa Prameela, Peng Yi, Michael Falk and Tim Weihs discuss how atomic-scale defects can be used to form these clusters and particles.

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Fig. 1: Atomic-scale defects.

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The authors would like to acknowledge financial support from CCDC Army Research Laboratory, cooperative agreement number W911NF- 12-2-0022 for the Materials in Extreme Dynamic Environments Consortium. The views and conclusions contained in this document are those of the authors and should not be interpreted as representing the official policies, either expressed or implied, of the CCDC Army Research Laboratory or the U.S. Government.

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Eswarappa Prameela, S., Yi, P., Falk, M.L. et al. Strategic control of atomic-scale defects for tuning properties in metals. Nat Rev Phys 3, 148–149 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1038/s42254-021-00287-5

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