Los Alamos Women in Science

Northern Chapter of the New Mexico Network for
Women in Science and Engineering


Thursday, June 17, 1999

LAWIS lunchtime Talk and get-together
11:30 am - 1:30 pm, Otowi cafeteria side room C, LANL

Talk at 12:00:
Harriet Kung, MST-8, LANL
"Nanostructured Materials: The Good, The Bad, and The Mysterious"


Nanocrystalline materials have been attracting rapidly increasing interest in the last decade mainly due to the potential gain in a wide range of engineering applications. In addition to interesting physical properties in the areas of magnetics, catalysis, and optics, this class of materials also exhibits a broad range of fascinating mechanical behavior, including superplastic deformation at lower temperatures and ultrahigh strength within a factor of two to three of the theoretical strength. Even though some of these observations have been made, in some cases, nearly two decades ago, it is only very recently that the basic deformation mechanisms that operate in these materials are beginning to be deduced. This talk will focus on some model metallic systems of which microstructure and mechanical properties have been characterized to elucidate the strengthening mechanisms of nanostructured materials.

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Sideroom C is reserved from 11:30 to 1:30 for people who like to eat earlier or later, and informal discussion. You are welcome to come for just the talk at noon, and questions are encouraged!

For driving directions to Otowi Cafeteria (TA-3, building 261) at LANL, see: http://www.lanl.gov/tools/maps
(direct link to map showing the Otowi Building: http://nis-www.lanl.gov/cgi-bin/wthi?ta=3&bldg=261).


  • July 20: Panel Discussion
    "Careers Success: Women in Science, Engineering, and Technology"
    12:00-1:00, Otowi cafeteria sideroom C, LANL
    The panel will be led by Rebecca LaFave, UNM-LA Career Center Coordinator.
    Volunteers for the panel are welcome!!

  • August 8: Lunch-Time Talk
    11:30-1:30 (talk at 12:00), Otowi cafeteria sideroom C, LANL
    Angelique Neuman, NMT-9, "The Effects of Thermal Treatment on UO2"

  • September 22: Lunch-Time Talk
    11:30-1:30 (talk at 12:00), Otowi cafeteria sideroom C, LANL
    Cheryl Rofer, CST-7, "Travels in Estonia"

  • October, 21: Lunch-Time Talk
    11:30-1:30 (talk at 12:00), Otowi cafeteria sideroom C, LANL
    Laura Jones, EES-5, title TBA

  • November 16: Lunch-Time Talk
    11:30-1:30 (talk at 12:00), Otowi cafeteria sideroom C, LANL
    Katherine Prestridge, DX-3, "Experimental Measurements of the Evolution of the Richtmyer-Meshkov Instability"



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