Alexander Stukowski

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Dr. Alexander Stukowski

+49 6151 16-21898

Jovanka-Bontschits-Str. 2
64287 Darmstadt

Office: L1|08 213

Working area(s)

  • Nanoscale plasticity, studied by means of molecular dynamics and other atomistic simulation models
  • Deformation behavior and mechanical properties of nanostructured metals and alloys
  • Visualization and analysis tools for atomistic simulation data; parallel computing
  • Algorithms for the identification and indexing of atomic structures and crystal defects
  • Multiscale simulation models, e.g. quasicontinuum method, and the scale transition from atomistics to mesoscale and continuum models


Introduction to Programming for Materials Scientists (WS 12/13, WS 13/14, WS 14/15, WS 15/16)

Software Development

OVITO – The Open Visualization Tool

Crystal Analysis Tool

Peer-reviewed Publications

O. Trushin, E. Maras, A. Stukowski, E. Granato, S.C. Ying, H. Jonsson, T. Ala-Nissila, “Minimum energy path for the nucleation of misfit dislocations in Ge/Si(001) heteroepitaxy”, Modelling Simul. Mater. Sci. Eng., in print

S. Goel, A. Kovalchenko, A. Stukowski, G. Cross, “Influence of microstructure on the cutting behaviour of silicon”, Acta Materialia 105 (2016), 464-478

K. Mackenchery, R.R. Valisetty, R.R. Namburu, A. Stukowski, A.M. Rajendran, A.M. Dongare, “Dislocation evolution and peak spall strengths in single crystal and nanocrystalline Cu”, Journal of Applied Physics 119 (2016), 044301

B.N.D. Ngô, A. Stukowski, N. Mameka, J. Markmann, K. Albe, J. Weissmüller, “Anomalous compliance and early yielding of nanoporous gold”, Acta Materialia 93 (2015), 144-155

M.W. Ullah, A. Kuronen, A. Stukowski, F. Djurabekova, K. Nordlund, “Atomistic simulation of Er irradiation induced defects in GaN nanowires”, Journal of Applied Physics 116 (2014), 124313

C. J. Ruestes, A. Stukowski, Y. Tang, D. R. Tramontina, P. Erhart, B. A. Remington, H. M. Urbassek, M. A. Meyers, E. M. Bringa, “Atomistic simulation of tantalum nanoindentation: Effects of indenter diameter, penetration velocity, and interatomic potentials on defect mechanisms and evolution”, Materials Science and Engineering: A 613 (2014), 390–403

A. Stukowski, “A triangulation-based method to identify dislocations in atomistic models”, Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids 70 (2014), 314–319

C.J. Ruestes, E.M. Bringa, A. Stukowski, J.F. Rodriguez Nieva, Y. Tang, M.A. Meyers, “Plastic deformation of a porous bcc metal containing nanometer sized voids”, Computational Materials Science 88 (2014), 92-102

A. Stukowski, “Computational Analysis Methods in Atomistic Modeling of Crystals”, JOM: Volume 66, Issue 3 (2014), 399-407

S. Goel, N. H. Faisal, V. Ratia, A. Agrawal, A. Stukowski, “Atomistic investigation on the structure-property relationship during thermal spray nanoparticle impact”, Computational Materials Science 84 (2014), 163-174

D. Tramontina, P. Erhart, T. Germann, J. Hawreliak, A. Higginbotham, N. Park, R. Ravelo, A. Stukowski, M. Suggit, Y. Tang, J. Wark, E. Bringa, “Molecular dynamics simulations of shock-induced plasticity in tantalum”, High Energy Density Physics 10 (2014), 9-15

J. Schäfer, A. Stukowski, K. Albe, “On the hierarchy of deformation processes in nanocrystalline alloys: Grain boundary mediated plasticity vs. dislocation slip”, Journal of Applied Physics 114 (2013), 143501

S. Goel, A. Stukowski, X. Luo, A. Agrawal, R. L. Reuben, “Anisotropy of single-crystal 3C-SiC during nanometric cutting”, Modelling Simul. Mater. Sci. Eng. 21 (2013), 065004

C. J. Ruestes, E. M. Bringa, A. Stukowski, J. F. Rodríguez Nieva, G. Bertolino, Y. Tang, M. A. Meyers, “Atomistic simulation of the mechanical response of a nanoporous body-centered cubic metal”, Scripta Materialia 68 (2013), 817-820

D. Cereceda, A. Stukowski, M.R. Gilbert, S. Queyreau, L. Ventelon, M.-C. Marinica, J. M. Perlado, J. Marian, “Assessment of interatomic potentials for atomistic analysis of static and dynamic properties of screw dislocations in W”, Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter 25 (2013), 085702

A. Stukowski, V. V. Bulatov, A. Arsenlis, “Automated identification and indexing of dislocations in crystal interfaces”, Modelling Simul. Mater. Sci. Eng. 20 (2012), 085007

I. Ringdalen Vatne, A. Stukowski, C. Thaulow, E. Østby, J. Marian, “Three-dimensional crack initiation mechanisms in bcc-Fe under loading modes I, II and III”, Materials Science and Engineering: A 560 (2012), 306-314

S. Goel, A. Stukowski, G. Goel, X. Luo, R. L. Reuben, “Nanotribology at high temperatures”, Beilstein J. Nanotechnol. 2012, 3, 586

A. Stukowski, “Structure identification methods for atomistic simulations of crystalline materials”, Modelling Simul. Mater. Sci. Eng. 20 (2012), 045021

B. Sadigh, P. Erhart, A. Stukowski, A. Caro, E. Martinez, L. Zepeda-Ruiz, “Scalable parallel Monte Carlo algorithm for atomistic simulations of precipitation in alloys”, Phys. Rev. B 85 (2012), 184203

A. Stukowski, A. Arsenlis, “On the elastic-plastic decomposition of crystal deformation at the atomic scale”, Modelling Simul. Mater. Sci. Eng. 20 (2012), 035012

A. Caro, J. Hetherly, A. Stukowski, M. Caro, E. Martinez, S. Srivilliputhur, L. Zepeda-Ruiz, M. Nastasi, “Properties of Helium bubbles in Fe and FeCr alloys”, Journal of Nuclear Materials 418 (2011), p. 261

J. Schäfer, A. Stukowski, K. Albe, “Plastic deformation of nanocrystalline Pd-Au alloys: On the interplay of grain boundary solute segregation, fault energies and grain size”, Acta Materialia 59 (2011), p. 2957

A. Harjunmaa, K. Nordlund, A. Stukowski, “Structure of Si/Ge nanoclusters: Kinetics and thermodynamics”, Comp. Mat. Science 50 (2011), p. 1504

A. Stukowski, K. Albe, D. Farkas, “Nanotwinned fcc metals: Strengthening versus softening mechanisms”, Phys. Rev. B 82 (2010), p. 224103

A. Stukowski, K. Albe, “Extracting dislocations and non-dislocation crystal defects from atomistic simulation data”, Modelling Simul. Mater. Sci. Eng. 18 (2010), 085001

A. Stukowski, K. Albe, “Dislocation detection algorithm for atomistic simulations”, Modelling Simul. Mater. Sci. Eng. 18 (2010), 025016

A. Stukowski, “Visualization and analysis of atomistic simulation data with OVITO – the Open Visualization Tool”, Modelling Simul. Mater. Sci. Eng. 18 (2010), 015012

B. Sadigh, P. Erhart, A. Stukowski, A. Caro, “Composition-dependent interatomic potentials: A systematic approach to modelling multicomponent alloys”, Philosophical Magazine 89 (2009), p. 3371

A. Stukowski, B. Sadigh, P. Erhart, A. Caro, “Efficient implementation of the concentration-dependent embedded atom method for molecular dynamics and Monte-Carlo simulations”, Modelling Simul. Mater. Sci. Eng. 17 (2009), 075005

B. Eidel, A. Stukowski, “A variational formulation of the quasicontinuum method based on energy sampling in clusters”, Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids 57 (2009), p. 87

A. Stukowski, J. Markmann, J. Weissmüller, K. Albe, “Atomistic origin of microstrain broadening in diffraction data of nanocrystalline solids”, Acta Materialia 57 (2009), p. 1648

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