Materials Design using theoretical modelling, including density functional theory, Monte Carlo and finite element simulations for the design of metallic materials with composition and microstructure that optimize their performance, bearing in mind restrictions in constituent elements.
Changes in magnetic response, corrosion performance, and mechanical properties upon miniaturization
will be also studied and modelled. Understanding of such sample size effects is of paramount importance in order to use these materials in an efficient manner to fulfil specific technological demands and ensure long-term durability of any structural component in micro/nano-devices.
This SELECTA objective is addressed in Work Package WP2.