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Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy

Studying at Cambridge


Recent Publications


  1. K.A. Christofidou, K.J. Robinson, P.M. Mignanelli, E.J. Pickering, N.G. Jones, H.J. Stone, The effect of heat treatment on precipitation in the Cu-Ni-Al alloy Hiduron® 130, Mater Sci Eng A. 692 (2017) 192–198. doi:10.1016/j.msea.2017.03.069.
  2. S.C.H. Llewelyn, K.A. Christofidou, V.J. Araullo-Peters, N.G. Jones, M.C. Hardy, E.A. Marquis, et al., The effect of Ni:Co ratio on the elemental phase partitioning in γ-γ′ Ni-Co-Al-Ti-Cr alloys, Acta Materialia. 131 (2017) 296–304. doi:10.1016/j.actamat.2017.03.067.
  3. S. Pedrazzini, H. Gardner, J. O. Douglas, E. S. Kiseeva, P. M. Mignanelli, R. Escoube, G. M. Hughes, G. Chapman, P. D. Edmondson, H. J. Stone, D. De Lille, P. A. J. Bagot, Oxidation behaviour and microstructural evolution of an Inconel alloy in an engine exhaust environment, Oxidation of Metals, 2017, 1-20.
  4. S. Pedrazzini, M. Galano, F. Audebert, G. D. W. Smith, Elevated Temperature Mechanical Behaviour of Nanoquasicrystalline Al93Fe3Cr2Ti2 Alloy and Composites, Materials Science and Engineering A, 2017, Vol 705, 352-359.
  5. S. Pedrazzini, A. J. London, B. Gault, S. Speller, C. R. M. Grovenor, M. Danaie, M. P. Moody, P. D. Edmondson, P. A. J. Bagot, Nano-scale stoichiometry analysis of a high temperature superconductor by atom probe tomography, Microscopy and Microanalysis, (2017), Vol 23, Issue 2, p 414-424.
  6. D. Barba, E. Alabort, S. Pedrazzini, D.M. Collins, A.J. Wilkinson, P.A.J. Bagot, M.P. Moody, A. Jérusalem, and R.C. Reed, On the microtwinning mechanism in a single crystal superalloy, Acta Materialia, 135 (2017), 314-329.
  7. P. A. J. Bagot, O. B. W. Silk, J. O. Douglas, S. Pedrazzini, D. J. Crudden, T. L. Martin, M. C. Hardy, M. P. Moody, R. C. Reed, An Atom probe Tomography study of site preference and partitioning in a nickel-based superalloy, Acta Materialia, 125, (2017) 156-165.



  1. Christofidou, K.A., Jones, N.G., Pickering, E.J., Flacau, R., Hardy, M.C., Stone, H.J. “The microstructure and hardness of Ni-Co-Al-Ti-Cr quinary alloys”; (2016) Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 688, pp. 542-552. DOI: 10.1016/j.jallcom.2016.07.159
  2. Knowles, A.J., Jones, N.G., Messé, O.M.D.M., Barnard, J.S., Jones, C.N., Stone, H.J. “Phase equilibria in the Fe-Mo-Ti ternary system at 1000 °C”; (2016) International Journal of Refractory Metals and Hard Materials, 60, pp. 160-168.  DOI: 10.1016/j.ijrmhm.2016.07.008
  3. Muñoz-Moreno, R., Divya, V.D., Driver, S.L., Messé, O.M.D.M., Illston, T., Baker, S., Carpenter, M.A., Stone, H.J.; “Effect of heat treatment on the microstructure, texture and elastic anisotropy of the nickel-based superalloy CM247LC processed by selective laser melting”; (2016) Materials Science and Engineering A, 674, pp. 529-539.  DOI: 10.1016/j.msea.2016.06.075
  4. Owen, L.R., Playford, H.Y., Stone, H.J., Tucker, M.G.; “A new approach to the analysis of short-range order in alloys using total scattering”; (2016) Acta Materialia, 115, pp. 155-166. DOI: 10.1016/j.actamat.2016.05.031
  5. Driver, S.L., Jones, N.G., Stone, H.J., Rugg, D., Carpenter, M.A.; “On the effect of hydrogen on the elastic moduli and acoustic loss behaviour of Ti-6Al-4V”; (2016) Philosophical Magazine, 96 (22), pp. 2311-2327.  DOI: 10.1080/14786435.2016.1198054
  6. Christofidou, K.A., Jones, N.G., Hardy, M.C., Stone, H.J.; “The Oxidation Behaviour of Alloys Based on the Ni–Co–Al–Ti–Cr System”; (2016) Oxidation of Metals, 85 (3-4), pp. 443-458. DOI: 10.1007/s11085-015-9606-8
  7. Jones, N.G., Izzo, R., Mignanelli, P.M., Christofidou, K.A., Stone, H.J.; “Phase evolution in an Al0.5CrFeCoNiCu High Entropy Alloy”; (2016) Intermetallics, 71, pp. 43-50.  DOI: 10.1016/j.intermet.2015.12.001
  8. Divya, V.D., Muñoz-Moreno, R., Messé, O.M.D.M., Barnard, J.S., Baker, S., Illston, T., Stone, H.J.; “Microstructure of selective laser melted CM247LC nickel-based superalloy and its evolution through heat treatment”; (2016) Materials Characterization, 114, pp. 62-74. DOI: 10.1016/j.matchar.2016.02.004
  9. Zenk, C.H., Bauer, A., Goik, P., Neumeier, S., Stone, H.J., Göken, M.; “Microstructure, Lattice Misfit, and High-Temperature Strength of γ′-Strengthened Co-Al-W-Ge Model Superalloys”; (2016) Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A: Physical Metallurgy and Materials Science, pp. 1-9.  DOI: 10.1007/s11661-016-3408-8
  10. Fielding, L.C.D., Jones, N.G., Walsh, J., Van Boxel, S., Blackmur, M.S., Lee, P.D., Withers, P.J., Stone, H.J., Bhadeshia, H.K.D.H.; Synchrotron analysis of toughness anomalies in nanostructured bainite:; (2016) Acta Materialia, 105, pp. 52-58.  DOI: 10.1016/j.actamat.2015.11.029
  11. Pang, H.T., D’Souza, N., Dong, H., Stone, H.J., Rae, C.M.F.; “Detailed Analysis of the Solution Heat Treatment of a Third-Generation Single-Crystal Nickel-Based Superalloy CMSX-10K®”; (2016) Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A: Physical Metallurgy and Materials Science, 47 (2), pp. 889-906.  DOI: 10.1007/s11661-015-3252-2
  12. Pickering, E.J., Muñoz-Moreno, R., Stone, H.J., Jones, N.G.; “Precipitation in the equiatomic high-entropy alloy CrMnFeCoNi”; (2016) Scripta Materialia, 113, pp. 106-109.  DOI: 10.1016/j.scriptamat.2015.10.025
  13. Rossouw, D., Krakow, R., Saghi, Z., Yeoh, C.S.M., Burdet, P., Leary, R.K., De La Peña, F., Ducati, C., Rae, C.M.F., Midgley, P.A.; “Blind source separation aided characterization of the γ′ strengthening phase in an advanced nickel-based superalloy by spectroscopic 4D electron microscopy”; (2016) Acta Materialia, 107, pp. 229-238. DOI: 10.1016/j.actamat.2016.01.042
  14. Galindo-Nava, E.I., Rae, C.M.F. “Microstructure-sensitive modelling of dislocation creep in polycrystalline FCC alloys: Orowan theory revisited”; (2016) Materials Science and Engineering A, 651, pp. 116-126. DOI: 10.1016/j.msea.2015.10.088
  15. Weekes, H.E., Jones, N.G., Lindley, T.C., Dye, D.; “Hydride reorientation in Zircaloy-4 examined by in situ synchrotron X-ray diffraction”; (2016) Journal of Nuclear Materials, 478, pp. 32-41. DOI: 10.1016/j.jnucmat.2016.05.029
  16. Swinburne, T.D., Glavicic, M.G., Rahman, K.M., Jones, N.G., Coakley, J., Eakins, D.E., White, T.G., Tong, V., Milathianaki, D., Williams, G.J., Rugg, D., Sutton, A.P., Dye, D. “Picosecond dynamics of a shock-driven displacive phase transformation in Zr”; (2016) Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics, 93 (14), art. no. 144119, . DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.93.144119
  17. Pickering, E.J., Jones, N.G.; “High-entropy alloys: a critical assessment of their founding principles and future prospects”; (2016) International Materials Reviews, 61 (3), pp. 183-202. Cited 2 times. DOI: 10.1080/09506608.2016.1180020
  18. Bhowmik, A., Dolbnya, I.P., Britton, T.B., Jones, N.G., Sernicola, G., Walter, C., Gille, P., Dye, D., Clegg, W.J., Giuliani, F.; “Using coupled micropillar compression and micro-Laue diffraction to investigate deformation mechanisms in a complex metallic alloy Al13Co4”; (2016) Applied Physics Letters, 108 (11), art. no. 111902, DOI: 10.1063/1.4944486
  19. Huenert, D., Proebstle, M., Casanova, A., Schluetter, R., Krakow, R., Buescher, M., Randelzhofer, P., Evans, A., Loehnert, K., Witulski, T., Neumeier, S., Rae, C.; “ATI718Plus® - New Nickel Based Disc Alloy and its Capability”; (2016) In Superalloys 2016: Proceedings of the 13th International Symposium of Superalloys (pp. 781-792). John Wiley & Sons, Inc., DOI: 10.1002/9781119075646.ch84
  20. E.J. Pickering, N.G. Jones, High-entropy alloys: a critical assessment of their founding principles and future prospects, International Materials Reviews. 61 (2016) 183–202. doi:10.1080/09506608.2016.1180020.


  1. Pickering, E.J., Stone, H.J., Jones, N.G. “Fine-scale precipitation in the high-entropy alloy Al0.5CrFeCoNiCu”; (2015) Materials Science and Engineering A, 645, pp. 65-71. DOI: 10.1016/j.msea.2015.08.010
  2. Galindo-Nava, E.I., Connor, L.D., Rae, C.M.F.; “On the prediction of the yield stress of unimodal and multimodal γ' Nickel-base superalloys”; (2015) Acta Materialia, 98, art. no. 12297, pp. 377-390. DOI: 10.1016/j.actamat.2015.07.048
  3. Galindo-Nava, E.I., Rae, C.M.F. “Microstructure evolution during dynamic recrystallisation in polycrystalline nickel superalloys”; (2015) Materials Science and Engineering A, 636, pp. 434-445. DOI: 10.1016/j.msea.2015.03.121
  4. Coakley, J., Vorontsov, V.A., Jones, N.G., Radecka, A., Bagot, P.A.J., Littrell, K.C., Heenan, R.K., Hu, F., Magyar, A.P., Bell, D.C., Dye, D.; “Precipitation processes in the Beta-Titanium alloy Ti-5Al-5Mo-5V-3Cr”; (2015) Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 646, art. no. 34520, pp. 946-953. DOI: 10.1016/j.jallcom.2015.05.251
  5. Rahman, K.M., Jones, N.G., Dye, D.; “Micromechanics of twinning in a TWIP steel”; (2015) Materials Science and Engineering A, 635, pp. 133-142. DOI: 10.1016/j.msea.2015.03.082
  6. Vorontsov, V.A., Jones, N.G., Rahman, K.M., Dye, D. “Superelastic load cycling of Gum Metal”; (2015) Acta Materialia, 88, pp. 323-333. DOI: 10.1016/j.actamat.2015.01.033
  7. Coakley, J., Vorontsov, V.A., Littrell, K.C., Heenan, R.K., Ohnuma, M., Jones, N.G., Dye, D.; “Nanoprecipitation in a beta-titanium alloy”; (2015) Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 623, pp. 146-156. DOI: 10.1016/j.jallcom.2014.10.038
  8. Bennett, R.J., Krakow, R., Eggeman, A.S., Jones, C.N., Murakami, H., Rae, C.M.F.; “On the oxidation behavior of titanium within coated nickel-based superalloys”; (2015) Acta Materialia, 92, pp. 278-289.
  9. Viswanathan, G.B., Shi, R., Genc, A., Vorontsov, V.A., Kovarik, L., Rae, C.M.F., Mills, M.J.; “Segregation at stacking faults within the γ′ phase of two Ni-base superalloys following intermediate temperature creep”; (2015) Scripta Materialia, 94, pp. 5-8.
  10. Mignanelli, P.M., Jones, N.G., Perkins, K.M., Hardy, M.C., Stone, H.J.; “Microstructural evolution of a delta containing nickel-base superalloy during heat treatment and isothermal forging”; (2015) Materials Science and Engineering A, 621, pp. 265-271.
  11. Bhowmik, A., Neumeier, S., Rhode, S., Stone, H.J.; “Allotropic transformation induced stacking faults and discontinuous coarsening in a γ-γ′ Co-base alloy”; (2015) Intermetallics, 59, pp. 95-101.
  12. Lainé S.J. and Knowles K.M.; “Deformation Twinning in Commercial Purity Titanium at Room Temperature”; (2015) Philosophical Magazine, 95, 2153–2166
  13. Jones N.G., Christofidou K.A. Stone H.J., “Rapid precipitation in an Al0·5 CrFeCoNiCu high entropy alloy,” Mater. Sci. Technol., vol. 31, no. 10, p. 1743284715Y.000, 2015

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Dr. Lewis Owen appointed to a Junior Research Fellowship at Gonville & Caius College Cambridge

Jan 24, 2018

Dr. Lewis Owen has been appointed to a Junior Research Fellowship commencing in October 2018 at Gonville & Caius College Cambridge. We look forward to many more years of high quality research into the wonderful world of short range order.

Cambridge Academy for Science and Technology Visit

Jan 17, 2018

We had a fantastic time today hosting the uber-talented students from the Cambridge Academy for Science and Technology. We believe sharing some of our research and encouraging as many people as possible to consider STEM careers is a key responsibility for any scientist/engineer.

PhD studentships now available within the group

Jan 09, 2018

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Strategic Partnership with Rolls-Royce shortlisted for a Times Higher Education Award 2017

Oct 03, 2017

The Rolls-Royce partnership with the universities of Cambridge, Swansea and Birmingham has been shortlisted for a Times Higher Education Award 2017. Find out more here:

New high temperature thermocouple

Nov 14, 2016

Dr. Michele Scervini has developed a new thermocouple for high-temperature applications