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    About Collision Cascades

    Ok, thanks for the replies.
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    About Collision Cascades

    I have to do it from scratch since my programming abilities are very limited. I actually came up with a volume analytically using a maximum cascade temperature of ~10000 K, but the volume seems small ( V = 50 nm^3 ). Since I am trying to calculate the volume mid ion range, (about halfway...
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    About Collision Cascades

    So I was wondering if anyone could help me out. I am trying to find a way to calculate the cascade volume in a steel alloy undergoing ~ 1 MeV ion irradiation ( Z ~ 25). For this analysis I will be looking at the electronic stopping regime with PKA energy of ~ 10 keV. Not sure what to do after...
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    Hey Pounder, take a look at this program: http://bredesencenter.utk.edu/ese.shtml It's...

    Hey Pounder, take a look at this program: http://bredesencenter.utk.edu/ese.shtml It's interdisciplinary and you will do research at a major national lab while going for your phd. You may also be able to work in the physics department while in this program.
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    Modeling a crack in a material.

    I'm also wondering whether a crack exposed to damage becomes more jagged over time or more smooth? Is there a process that reverses the other one, i.e. from being more jagged to smooth, vice/versa?
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    Modeling a crack in a material.

    I was wondering if anyone has ever tried to model/fit a crack on a material surface with a Weierstrass function.
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    Engineering Find opportunities for future engineering PhD graduate

    Looks like your friend is a boss/pro. Thanks Carlgrace for the website, I'll be sure to check it out.
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    Engineering Find opportunities for future engineering PhD graduate

    Awesome, thanks for the advice. I have to ask though, do you know what he does exactly?
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    Engineering Find opportunities for future engineering PhD graduate

    Do nuke plants hire PhD's in nuclear? I didn't think they did. But yeah, you're right, it is definitely not a hot time for nukes unfortunately.
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    Engineering Find opportunities for future engineering PhD graduate

    Well, as of right now I think my focus will be nuclear materials and I am also at a college in the US. I hadn't thought of IEEE chapters, but I will give it a shot. What companies and industries are hiring nuke PhDs fresh out of school because all I see are national labs, the NRC or academia.
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    Engineering Find opportunities for future engineering PhD graduate

    I was wondering how I could make connections in industry while still a PhD student. I know about job fairs and conferences, but are there other ways to make friends/contacts while still in the early stages of PhDdom so that I have viable options when I graduate?
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    Question about emailing future advisor.

    Yeah, too true about showing respect, Marnemath. So when did you end up getting your advisor? That stuff looks great Jedishrfu, I'll have to check it out. Yeah, what you said about reading their papers is really good advice (something I should have thought of), so I will definitely get on it...
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    Question about emailing future advisor.

    So I will be starting my Phd program in three weeks as a graduate intern. I was thinking of emailing my advisor with basic questions such as what I should be reading up on, relevant papers, what he would like me to get started on once I get there. However, I am worried that it will be...
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    A single atom in a cold, closed, vacuum system.

    Thanks for the great info mfb and f95. I guess there is some type of "transition" between microscopic and macroscopic worlds in terms of thermodynamics. This is very interesting I suppose, since based on this discussion an atom could just remain in a very cold (~2 K), magnetically confined...
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    A single atom in a cold, closed, vacuum system.

    Ah, thank you so much DrClaude, makes sense. However, how do you explain something ( a larger body) cooling off in the vacuum of outer space then?
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