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Samuel M. Allen

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
77 Massachusetts Avenue, Room 4-132
Cambridge, MA 02139-4307
(617) 253-6939

POSCO Professor of Physical Metallurgy

Prof. Allen's research programs involve a combination of theoretical modeling and experimental studies relating to solid-solid phase transformations and the evolution of microstructure in materials. Much of his work has been devoted to the study of order-disorder transformations and structure-property relations of alloys, including studies of deformation of intermetallic compounds, the structure and properties of interfaces, and the use of computer-calculated phase equilibria for solving practical alloy design problems. He is experienced in the art and craft of blacksmithing, and in wooden boat building.

Selected Publications

Y. Koizumi, S. Allen, Y. Minamino. 2008 Solute and Vacancy Segregation to a/4<111> and a/2<100> Antiphase Domain Boundaries in Fe3Al. Acta Materialia 56(19): 5861-5874.

Samuel M. Allen, Robert W. Balluffi, and W. Craig Carter. 2005 Kinetics of Materials. New York: John Wiley and Sons.

Samuel M. Allen and Edwin L. Thomas. 1999 The Structure of Materials. New York: John Wiley and Sons.