M. Sc. Peter M. Kadletz
Peter M. Kadletz completed his bachelor’s degree “Bachelor of Geoscience” in a joint-degree program of the Technical University of Munich and the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität of Munich (LMU) and continued to study a master’s program in materials science at the LMU graduating in “Master of Geomaterials and Geochemistry” with a special focus on mineralogy and crystallography. He is particularly interested in structures of crystalline materials (e.g. metals, alloys, intermetallic compounds, ceramics, industrial minerals) emphasizing phase transformations, structural changes and textural changes upon mechanical and/or thermal aging employing in-situ neutron- and photon-diffraction. Currently he is investigating the structural evolution of a wide variety of shape memory alloys, such as NiTi-, Co-base-, Fe-base and TiTa-base-alloys at an atomistic level.
Within the DFG-funded research project “High-Temperature Shape-Memory-Alloys” (FOR1766) he started his PhD in January 2013 at the Section for applied Crystallography, Dept. of Earth- and environmental Sciences, LMU, and is now collaborating with research groups from Bochum, Hannover and Paderborn. He is investigating the evolution of crystalline structures by applying in-situ neutron- and photon-diffraction, the main focus being on:
- structure and texture determination of TiTaX-type alloys (TP3)
- structure determination of CoNiGa-type alloys and coexisting phases (TP4)
- in-situ investigation of TiTaX phase transformations and texture evolution upon aging (TP3, TP5)
- in-situ investigation of CoNiGa phase evolution upon functional fatigue (TP4, TP5)