My interests include structural characterization and quantification of structure-property relationships across multiple length scales; statistical analysis of defects and their interactions in polycrystalline materials; and in developing inverse design principles for optimizing performance in structural and functional materials.

Works (27)

Updated: July 5th, 2023 15:39

2022 article

Implications of gnomonic distortion on electron backscatter diffraction and transmission Kikuchi diffraction

Fancher, C. M., Burch, M. J., Patala, S., & Dickey, E. C. (2022, January 4). JOURNAL OF MICROSCOPY, Vol. 1.

By: C. Fancher*, M. Burch n, S. Patala nโ€‰ & E. Dickey*โ€‰

co-author countries: United States of America ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

Contributors: C. Fancher*, M. Burch n, S. Patala nโ€‰ & E. Dickey*โ€‰

author keywords: EBSD; gnomonic distortions; TKD
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: January 10, 2022

2020 journal article

A phase-field approach for modeling equilibrium solute segregation at the interphase boundary in binary alloys

Computational Materials Science, 175, 109533.

By: S. Kadambi n, F. Abdeljawadโ€‰* & S. Patala nโ€‰

co-author countries: United States of America ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
author keywords: Solute segregation; Interphase boundary; Phase-field model; Gibbs adsorption
Source: ORCID
Added: March 7, 2020

2020 journal article

Application of Monte Carlo techniques to grain boundary structure optimization in silicon and silicon-carbide

Computational Materials Science, 182, 109771.

By: M. Guziewski*, A. Banadakiโ€‰ n, S. Patala nโ€‰ & S. Coleman*

co-author countries: United States of America ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
author keywords: Grain boundaries; Molecular dynamics; Silicon; Silicon carbide; Monte Carlo
Source: ORCID
Added: May 11, 2020

2020 journal article

Interphase boundary segregation and precipitate coarsening resistance in ternary alloys: An analytic phase-field model describing chemical effects

Acta Materialia, 197, 283โ€“299.

By: S. Kadambi n, F. Abdeljawadโ€‰* & S. Patala nโ€‰

co-author countries: United States of America ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
author keywords: Solute segregation; Interphase boundary; Phase-field model; Gibbs adsorption; Coarsening resistance
Source: ORCID
Added: July 4, 2020

2020 article

Quantum Materials for Energy-Efficient Computing

Chowdhury, S., Zhuang, H., Coleman, S., Patala, S., & Bair, J. (2020, September). JOM, Vol. 72, pp. 3147โ€“3148.

By: S. Chowdhuryโ€‰*, H. Zhuangโ€‰*, S. Coleman*, S. Patala nโ€‰ & J. Bairโ€‰*

co-author countries: United States of America ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: August 31, 2020

2020 article

Quantum Materials for Energy-Efficient Computing (vol 72, pg 3147, 2020)

Chowdhury, S., Zhuang, H., Coleman, S., Patala, S., & Bair, J. (2020, December). JOM, Vol. 72, pp. 4721โ€“4721.

By: S. Chowdhuryโ€‰*, H. Zhuangโ€‰*, S. Coleman*, S. Patala nโ€‰ & J. Bairโ€‰*

co-author countries: United States of America ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: November 2, 2020

2020 journal article

Vacancy diffusion in multi-principal element alloys: The role of chemical disorder in the ordered lattice

Acta Materialia, 196, 144โ€“153.

By: S. Thomasโ€‰ n & S. Patala nโ€‰

co-author countries: United States of America ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
author keywords: Mutli-principal element alloys; High-Entropy alloys; Diffusion; Random walk; Correlation; Disordered materials
Source: ORCID
Added: June 24, 2020

2019 journal article

Short-range order structure motifs learned from an atomistic model of a Zr50Cu45Al5 metallic glass

ACTA MATERIALIA, 175, 35โ€“45.

co-author countries: United States of America ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
author keywords: Simulation; Machine learning; Metallic glass; Structure; Short-range order; Motif
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: August 26, 2019

2019 journal article

Understanding grain boundaries - The role of crystallography, structural descriptors and machine learning

COMPUTATIONAL MATERIALS SCIENCE, 162, 281โ€“294.

By: S. Patala nโ€‰

co-author countries: United States of America ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
author keywords: Grain boundaries; Crystallography; Machine learning; Atomic structure; Disconnections
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: April 29, 2019

2018 journal article

An efficient Monte Carlo algorithm for determining the minimum energy structures of metallic grain boundaries

COMPUTATIONAL MATERIALS SCIENCE, 155, 466โ€“475.

By: A. Banadakiโ€‰ n, M. Tschopp* & S. Patala nโ€‰

co-author countries: United States of America ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
author keywords: Interfaces; Monte Carlo; Grain boundary structure; Crystallography
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: November 12, 2018

2017 journal article

A three-dimensional polyhedral unit model for grain boundary structure in fcc metals

NPJ COMPUTATIONAL MATERIALS, 3(1).

By: A. Banadakiโ€‰ n & S. Patala nโ€‰

co-author countries: United States of America ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2017 article

Approximating coincidence - turning a new page for bicrystallography

Patala, S. (2017, March). ACTA CRYSTALLOGRAPHICA A-FOUNDATION AND ADVANCES, Vol. 73, pp. 85โ€“86.

By: S. Patala nโ€‰

co-author countries: United States of America ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
author keywords: bicrystallography; coincidence site lattice; interfaces
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2017 journal article

Mapping 180ยฐ polar domains using electron backscatter diffraction and dynamical scattering simulations

Ultramicroscopy, 173, 47โ€“51.

By: M. Burch n, C. Fancher n, S. Patala nโ€‰, M. De Graef* & E. Dickey nโ€‰

co-author countries: United States of America ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

Contributors: M. Burch n, C. Fancher n, S. Patala nโ€‰, M. Graef* & E. Dickey nโ€‰

author keywords: EBSD; Ferroelectric; Ferroelectric domain; Electron backscatter diffraction
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID, Crossref
Added: August 6, 2018

2017 journal article

Thermodynamic stabilization of precipitates through interface segregation: Chemical effects

PHYSICAL REVIEW MATERIALS, 1(4).

By: S. Kadambi n & S. Patala nโ€‰

co-author countries: United States of America ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2016 journal article

A high-throughput technique for determining grain boundary character non-destructively in microstructures with through-thickness grains

Npj Computational Materials, 2(1).

co-author countries: Italy ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น United States of America ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
Sources: Crossref, ORCID
Added: January 31, 2020

2016 journal article

A simple faceting model for the interfacial and cleavage energies of Sigma 3 grain boundaries in the complete boundary plane orientation space

COMPUTATIONAL MATERIALS SCIENCE, 112, 147โ€“160.

By: A. Banadakiโ€‰ n & S. Patala nโ€‰

co-author countries: United States of America ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
author keywords: Grain boundaries; Surfaces; Energy; Bicrystallography; Cleavage energy; Grain boundary faceting; Atomistic simulations
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2016 journal article

Imaging 180ยฐ Polarization Reversal in Ferroelectric Oxides with Electron Backscatter Diffraction

Microscopy and Microanalysis, 22(S3), 1822โ€“1823.

By: M. Burch n, C. Fancherโ€‰ n, S. Patala nโ€‰ & E. Dickey nโ€‰

co-author countries: United States of America ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

Contributors: M. Burch n, C. Fancherโ€‰ n, S. Patala nโ€‰ & E. Dickey nโ€‰

Sources: Crossref, ORCID
Added: December 5, 2019

2015 journal article

An efficient algorithm for computing the primitive bases of a general lattice plane

J Appl Cryst, 48(2), 585โ€“588.

By: A. Banadakiโ€‰ n & S. Patala nโ€‰

co-author countries: United States of America ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
Sources: NC State University Libraries, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2015 journal article

Grain Boundary Plane Orientation Fundamental Zones and Structure-Property Relationships

SCIENTIFIC REPORTS, 5.

By: E. Homerโ€‰*, S. Patala nโ€‰ & J. Priedemanโ€‰*

co-author countries: United States of America ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2013 journal article

Elastic Strain Energy Effects in Faceted Decahedral Nanoparticles

Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 117(3), 1485โ€“1494.

By: S. Patala*โ€‰, L. Marksโ€‰* & M. Cruzโ€‰*

co-author countries: United States of America ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

Contributors: L. Marksโ€‰*, S. Patala*โ€‰ & M. Cruzโ€‰*

Source: ORCID
Added: January 15, 2020

2013 journal article

Representation of single-axis grain boundary functions

Acta Materialia, 61(8), 3068โ€“3081.

By: S. Patala*โ€‰ & C. Schuhโ€‰*

co-author countries: United States of America ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

Contributors: S. Patala*โ€‰ & C. Schuhโ€‰*

Source: ORCID
Added: January 15, 2020

2013 journal article

Symmetries in the representation of grain boundary-plane distributions

Philosophical Magazine, 93(5), 524โ€“573.

By: S. Patala*โ€‰ & C. Schuhโ€‰*

co-author countries: United States of America ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

Contributors: S. Patala*โ€‰ & C. Schuhโ€‰*

author keywords: crystal symmetry; gain boundary; crystallography
Source: ORCID
Added: January 15, 2020

2013 journal article

Thermodynamic Analysis of Multiply Twinned Particles: Surface Stress Effects

J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 4(18), 3089โ€“3094.

By: S. Patala*โ€‰, L. Marksโ€‰* & M. Cruzโ€‰*

co-author countries: United States of America ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
Source: ORCID
Added: January 15, 2020

2012 journal article

Improved representations of misorientation information for grain boundary science and engineering

Progress in Materials Science, 57(8), 1383โ€“1425.

By: S. Patala*โ€‰, J. Masonโ€‰* & C. Schuhโ€‰*

co-author countries: United States of America ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

Contributors: J. Masonโ€‰*, S. Patala*โ€‰ & C. Schuhโ€‰*

Source: ORCID
Added: January 15, 2020

2011 journal article

A continuous and one-to-one coloring scheme for misorientations

Acta Materialia, 59(2), 554โ€“562.

By: S. Patala*โ€‰ & C. Schuhโ€‰*

co-author countries: United States of America ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

Contributors: S. Patala*โ€‰ & C. Schuhโ€‰*

author keywords: Misorientation; Topology; Misorientation mapping; EBSD; Coloring scheme
Source: ORCID
Added: January 15, 2020

2011 journal article

The topology of homophase misorientation spaces

Philosophical Magazine, 91(10), 1489โ€“1508.

By: S. Patala*โ€‰ & C. Schuhโ€‰*

co-author countries: United States of America ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

Contributors: S. Patala*โ€‰ & C. Schuhโ€‰*

author keywords: crystallography; crystal topology; crystal symmetry; crystalline interface; grain boundary
Source: ORCID
Added: January 15, 2020

2010 journal article

Topology of Homophase Grain Boundaries in Two-Dimensional Crystals: The Role of Grain Exchange Symmetry

Cmc-Computers Materials & Continua, 17(1), 1โ€“17.

By: S. Patalaโ€‰ & C. Schuh

Contributors: S. Patalaโ€‰ & C. Schuh

Source: ORCID
Added: January 15, 2020

Employment

Updated: August 9th, 2015 15:23

North Carolina State University Raleigh, NC, US

Education

Updated: August 9th, 2015 15:23

2005 - 2011

Massachusetts Institute of Technology Cambridge, MA, US
PhD Materials Science and Engineering

2001 - 2005

Indian Institute of Technology Madras Chennai, Tamil Nadu, IN
Bachelor of Technology Materials and Metallurgical Engineering