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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.

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