Dan Mordehai

Dan Mordehai



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PhD (Direct track): Physics, Tel Aviv University, 2006

BSc: Physics and Mathematics (Talpiot), Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 1997

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With the technological drive towards devices with smaller dimensions, new crucial phenomena play an important role in their mechanical properties. These new fields of study bring with them a great demand for developing new simulation techniques to study mechanical properties at these small scales. At this length scale the macroscopic simulations breakdown and atomistic and mesoscale simulation tools should be employed. The main mission of the Nanomechanics Simulations Laboratory is to develop and employ simulation techniques, such as Molecular Dynamics (MD) simulations and Discrete Dislocation Dynamics (DDD) simulations, to study the mechanical properties at the nanoscale. In our group we deal with a wide range of problems: strength of nanoparticles, adhesive contact at the nanoscale, atomic structure of interfaces, the evolution of the dislocation microstructure under irradiation, dislocation properties etc.


Research Interests

Multiscale Materials Modelling, Molecular Dynamics (MD) simulations, Discrete Dislocation Dynamics (DDD) simulations.

 Constitutive models for metals at the nanoscale.

Contact mechanics at the nanoscale.

Mechanical properties of material under irradiation.

The structure and properties of interfaces.

Dynamic properties of dislocations.