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Microstructural Kinetics Group

Department of Materials Science & Metallurgy

Studying at Cambridge


Professor Lindsay Greer

Professor Lindsay Greer

Head of School of the Physical Sciences

Professor of Materials Sciences

Office Phone: +44 (0) 1223 334308

Research Interests

Microstructural kinetics and the glassy state. Current research projects and interests include: metallic glasses (principally their wide range of structure and their mechanical properties), nucleation in condensed systems, chalcogenide phase-change materials for computer memory, grain refinement (experimental studies and modelling) in solidification of alloys.

Key Publications

Two books (each with one co-author), 13 edited proceedings, 14 book chapters, over 400 papers in print. H-index = 56.

KF Kelton & AL Greer:  Nucleation in Condensed Matter:  Applications in Materials and Biology,.  Elsevier (Pergamon Materials Series), Amsterdam (2010) ISBN: 978-0-08-042147-6.  (726 pp)

Materials science:  A cloak of liquidity  AL Greer, Nature 464 (2010) 1137-1138.

“Bulk metallic glasses ― at the cutting edge of metals research  AL Greer & E Ma, MRS Bulletin 32 (2007) 611-615.

Making metallic glasses plastic by control of residual stress  Y Zhang, WH Wang & AL Greer, Nature Materials 5 (2006) 857-860.

Metallic glasses as structural materials  MF Ashby& AL Greer, Scripta Materialia 54 (2006) 321-326.

Temperature rise at shear bands in metallic glasses  JJ Lewandowski & AL Greer, Nature Materials 5 (2006) 15-18.

Liquid metals:  Supercool order  AL Greer, Nature Materials 5 (2006) 13-14.

Materials science:  Changing face of the chameleon  AL Greer & ND Mathur, Nature 437 (2005) 1246-1247.

Electromigration effects on compound growth at interfaces  H Orchard & AL Greer, Applied Physics Letters 86 (2005) 231906.

Amorphous metallic plastic  B Zhang, DQ Zhao, MX Pan, WH Wang & AL Greer, Physical Review Letters 94 (2005) 205502.

Athermal heterogeneous nucleation of solidification  TE Quested & AL Greer, Acta Materialia 53 (2005) 2683-2692.

Intrinsic plasticity or brittleness of metallic glasses  JJ Lewandowski, WH Wang & AL Greer, Philosophical Magazine Letters 85 (2005) 77-87.

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