Los Alamos National Laboratory

Center for
Materials at Irradiation and Mechanical Extremes
A BES Energy Frontier Research Center

Irene J. Beyerlein

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Contact Information

  • Los Alamos National Laboratory
    Theoretical Division
    Fluid Dynamics and Solid Mechanics

    Phone: (505) 665-2231



  • Ph.D., Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, Cornell University, 1997; Minors in Materials Science and Probability and Statistics
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Clemson University, 1993

Research and Professional Experience

  • Technical Staff Member, Los Alamos National Laboratory, 2000-present
  • J.R. Oppenheimer Fellow, Los Alamos National Laboratory, 1997-2000

Research Interests

  • Microstructural evolution in severe plastic deformation
  • Interfaces and grain boundaries
  • Twin nucleation and growth
  • High-rate plastic deformation

Sample Publications

F. Cao, I. J. Beyerlein, F. L. Addessio, B. H. Sencer, C.P. Trujillo, E. K. Cerreta, and G. T. Gray III, “Orientation Dependence of Shock Induced Twinning and Substructures in a Copper Bicrystal,” Acta Materialia 58 (2010), 549-559.

I. J. Beyerlein and L. S. Tóth, “Texture evolution in ECAE,” Progress in Materials Science 54 (2009), 427-510.

Z. Q. Wang, I. J. Beyerlein, ”Stress orientation and relativistic effects on the separation of moving screw dislocations” Physical Review B 77 (2008) 184112-1-14.

L. Capolungo, I. J. Beyerlein, “Nucleation and stability of twins in hcp metals,” Physical Review B 78 (2008), 024117.

Q. Xue, I. J. Beyerlein, D. J. Alexander, and G. T. Gray III, “Mechanisms of initial grain refinement of OFHC copper in equal channel angular extrusion," Acta Materialia 55 (2007), 655-668.

L. Capolungo, I. J. Beyerlein, C. N. Tomé “Slip-assisted twin growth in hcp metals,” Scripta Materialia 60 (2009), 32-35.

I. J. Beyerlein and C. N. Tomé, “Modeling transients in the mechanical response of copper due to strain path changes,” International Journal of Plasticity 23 (2007), 640-664.

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