The 2011 Kyoto Prize Workshops
/ Materials Scientist
Materials Science and Engineering
11 /12 Sat
13:00 - 17:30
Address：Takaragaike, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-0001 Japan
John Werner Cahn
Dr. John W. Cahn developed the theory of spinodal decomposition in alloy materials by incorporating the strain energy term into the free energy of the alloy system. It has made it possible to predict the optimal microstructures of alloy materials and to maximize their functions. The theory has led to the establishment of a design guideline for the development of alloy materials and contributed to the progress of both materials science and materials industry.