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Kenneth F. Kelton

Arthur Holly Compton Professor in Arts and Sciences
PhD, Harvard University
research interests:
  • Study and Production of Titanium-Based Quasicrystals and Related Phases
  • Fundamental Investigations of Time-Dependent Nucleation Processes
  • Modeling of Oxygen Precipitation in Single Crystal Silicon
  • Structure of Amorphous Materials
  • Relation between Structure and Nucleation Barrier
  • Hydrogen Storage in Quasicrystals

contact info:

mailing address:

  • WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY
  • CB 1105
  • ONE BROOKINGS DR.
  • ST. LOUIS, MO 63130-4899

Professor Kelton's Laboratory for Materials Physics Research studies the formation, structures, and physical properties of many materials, particularly novel non-crystalline phases of metals, such as quasicrystals, metallic glasses, nanocrystalline composites, and liquids.​

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Over thousands of years, humankind has learned how to produce superior materials for different types of processing. Physicist Ken Kelton talks about materials through the ages.