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Jenifer Barriero

Research interests

The addition of traces of Sr in AlSi alloys causes a flake-to-fibrous transition of the eutectic phase. This modification contributes to the improvement of tensile, impact and thermal shock properties. The objective of this research is to help in the understanding of the underlying mechanism of this modification.

To achieve this goal, the eutectic microstructure will be characterized at the nano-scale by means of Atom Probe Tomography and Transmission Electron Microscopy. These results will be then used as a guidance for simulation.


  • 2012 – Present PhD studies – Double degree Doctoral Programme in Materials Science an Engineering – DocMAS
    Universität des Saarlandes (UdS) and Linköping University (LiU)
    Thesis: Strontium distribution in AlSi alloys and its effect in the microstructural evolution.
  • 20092011 M.Sc. – Double degree Advanced Materials Science and Engineering - AMASE
    Universität des Saarlandes (UdS) and Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC)
    Thesis: Atom Probe Tomography analysis of strontium modified hypoeutectic Al-Si alloys


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Jenifer Barriero
Title: Phd Student
Institution: IFM

Email:   jenba@ifm.liu.se
Phone:  +46 (0)13 28 2875
Office:   M406, Fysikhuset

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Last updated: 06/16/14