Plasticity induced magnetisation losses in energy conversion processes

Application: Electro-mechanical energy conversions processes related to electromobility and conventional energy generation/conversion

Problem: Cutting of metallic sheets causes defects, which enhance magnetisation hysteresis and energy conversion losses.

Approach: Atomistic simulations of magnetic domain dynamics in a lattice with defects (dislocation and interface)

Goal: Identify mechanisms of loses to develop mechanism-based materials design approach to increase conversion efficiency

Key references: N. Leuning, S. Steentjes, A. Stöcker, R. Kawalla, X. Wei, J. Dierdorf, G. Hirt, S. Roggenbuck, S. Korte-Kerzel, H.A. Weiss, W. Volk, K. Hameyer, Impact of the interaction of material production and mechanical processing on the magnetic properties of non-oriented electrical steel, AIP Advances 8(4) (2018)

I.-C. Choi, C. Brandl, R. Schwaiger, Thermally activated dislocation plasticity in body-centered cubic chromium studied by high-temperature nanoindentation, Acta Materialia 140 (2017) 107-115.

Prerequisites: Master’s degree in materials science & engineering, physics, mechanical engineering, or closely related fields


The University of Melbourne: Christian Brandl

RWTH Aachen: Sandra Korte-Kerzel


Once you have read the application guidelines and gathered the appropriate documentation please send your application to: Dr Christian Brandl