Diffraction Studies of Materials Properties
Professor Davor Balzar's research interests are mainly in studies of materials' properties by diffraction methods.
The focus is on:
- strain and defect determination through the measurement and modeling of diffraction line broadening;
- and the development of methods for analysis of residual strain/stress, texture and defects in materials.
Materials currently of interest include photovoltaics, ferroelectrics, wide band-gap semiconductors and nanocomposites for biomedical applications.