General research statement of DIIL
The Defects and Internal Interfaces Lab (DIIL) studies local electron transport properties across microstructural defects in alloys and across interfaces between metallic materials.
Electron scattering is usually enhanced at defects and internal interfaces of materials, leading to energy loss and a decline in the performance of materials and devices. Detecting and understanding the associated resistivity mechanisms is the key to improve electrical properties of alloys, while keeping their high-mechanical performance. Eventually, the contribution of individual microstructural features to the electrical resistivity is poorly understood. On that account, the mission of DIIL is:
Develop methodologies to perform quantitative scanning electron microscopy (SEM) in-situ local electrical measurements on complex microstructures.
Discover the associated electron scattering mechanisms by combining advanced electrical and microstructural characterization.
Establish defect-design concepts of materials and internal interfaces for high-conductivity high-strength applications.
News and Updates
A proposal project is accepted for fund by NOGA company. The research aims to study and develop highly-strong and highly conductive Aluminum alloys
New members are accepted to join DIIL starting from fall semester 2023:
Dr. Gautam Kumar (Postdoc) and Ms. Saja Sarhan (MSc.). Good luck!
A proposal project is accepted for fund by ISF (Israel Science Foundation), including an equipment grant. The research focuses on the electrical properties of microstructural defects at the interface between functional and conductor materials.
Dr. Hanna Bishara is awarded the prestigious Ma'of fellowship for new senior faculty members from the Arab society.
DIIL is happy to announce that it is declared as a Max-Planck partner group led by the Dr. Hanna Bishara. The partnership is established with Max-Planck-Institut für Eisenforschung though Prof. Gerhard Dehm. The research focuses on the effects of segregation and precipitation on local electrical properties of copper alloys.
Dr. Amram Azulay joined DIIL as a senior researcher.
Ms. Saja Sarhan joined DIIL for a 1-year bachelor project. The project deals with finite element simulations on electrical measurements in dual-phase materials.