Materials science through materials synthesis

C. P. Flynn, M. H. Yang, F. Tsui, Y. Lee, R. L. Averback

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In the early 1970s, Balluffi and co-workers synthesized artificial twist boundaries of gold and employed them in seminal studies of grain boundary structure. This is taken as the theme and illustrated by contemporary examples showing that synthesis of special materials structures continues to provide a productive pathway to the investigation of materials properties.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1059-1066
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Physics and Chemistry of Solids
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 1994


  • A. metals
  • A. oxides
  • B. epitaxial growth

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry
  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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