Undissociated and dissociated Stone-Thrower-Wales defects in carbon nanotubes illustrate mechanisms of plasticity that operate at the nanoscale in carbon nanotubes. Through a sequence of appropriate bond rotations, the dislocation dipole s ...read more
This image shows the electronic charge density of black silicon — silicon that has been hyperdoped with the chalcogen selenium. Hyperdoping refers to the introduction of dopants at concentrations that are several orders of magnitude in excess of the solid solubility limit, a ...read more
Welcome to the web pages of the Ertekin research group in the Department of Mechanical Science & Engineering at the University of Illinois!
We focus on the application of state-of-the-art modeling and simulation tools to understand, predict, and design new materials and materials systems to address a variety of issues of global and societal importance. We are particularly interested in understanding mechanical phenomena at the nanoscale, the design of advanced energy conversions systems, and the study of novel surface and interface phenomena.
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