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  • Deformation fingerprints will help researchers identify, design better metallic materials

    Researchers seated at table with instrument used to perform their new metal fatigue testing methodoloy

    Materials science and engineering professors Jean-Charles Stinville and Marie Charpagne captured nanoscale deformation events at the origin of metal failure that can help researchers design new materials for medical, transportation, safety, energy and environemental applications.

    Photo by Fred Zwicky


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  • Editor’s notes:

    To reach Jean-Charles Stinville, email

    The paper “On the origins of fatigue strength in crystalline metallic materials” is available online and from the U. of I. News Bureau.

    DOI: 10.1126/science.abn0392