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Microstructural Kinetics Group

Department of Materials Science & Metallurgy

Studying at Cambridge


Dr Jonathan Bean

Dr Jonathan Bean

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Office Phone: +44 (0) 1223 334434

Research Interests

Metallic glasses

Magnetic tunnel junctions

Density functional theory

Embedded atom method

Elastic properties

Electronic transport

Magnetic properties

Thermal properties


  • nanocomposites
  • mechanical properties of metallic glasses and their structural evolution induced by mechanical and thermal processes
  • Heusler alloys
  • Microscopy
  • sustainability
  • magnetism
  • PVD
  • Spintronics
  • thin films
  • Mechanical testing

Key Publications

Bean, J. J., & McKenna, K. P. (2016). Origin of differences in the excess volume of copper and nickel grain boundaries. Acta Materialia, 110, 246–257.

Bean, J. J., Saito, M., Fukami, S., Sato, H., Ikeda, S., Ohno, H., … McKenna, K. P. (2017). Atomic structure and electronic properties of MgO grain boundaries in tunnelling magnetoresistive devices. Scientific Reports, 7(January), 45594.

Upcoming events

The Armourers and Brasiers' Cambridge Forum

Jun 12, 2018

Pippard Lecture Theatre, Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge

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