Andrew Minor uses advanced electron microscopy-based characterization to investigate both organic and inorganic materials. His focus is on nanomechanical size effects, characterization of soft materials, and novel in situ TEM methods for materials science research.
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UC Berkeley scientists have found the mechanism by which titanium, prized for its high strength-to-weight ratio and natural resistance to corrosion, becomes brittle with just a few extra atoms of oxygen.
Video shows how Berkeley scientists use amazing equipment to develop materials to make future nuclear power plants more reliable and durable.
Radiation damages metal and other materials, which can be a problem in nuclear power plants. UC Berkeley/LBNL materials scientist Andrew Minor and colleagues have developed a way to test nano-sized samples to determine how well they withstand the effects of radiation.