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Kerri Blobaum

Portrait of  Kerri Blobaum

  • Title
    Group Leader, Material Characterization
  • Email
    blobaum1@llnl.gov
  • Phone
    (925) 422-3289
  • Organization
    Not Available

Research Interests

  • Physical metallurgy, thermodynamics, and kinetics of solid-solid phase transformations
  • Martensitic transformations
  • Phase stability and phase transformations in plutonium and plutonium alloys.

Ph.D. Materials Science and Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, 2001

M.S. Materials Science, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1996

B.A. Chemistry and Mathematics, Wartburg College, 1994

  1. Oudot, B., K. J. M. Blobaum, M. A. Wall, and A. J. Schwartz, “Supporting Evidence for Double-C Curve Kinetics in the Isothermal δ g α' Phase Transformation in a Pu-Ga Alloy,” Journal of Alloys and Compounds, in press (2006).
  2. BlobaumK. J. M., C. R. Krenn, M. A. Wall, T. B. Massalski, and A. J. Schwartz, “Nucleation and Growth of the Alpha-Prime Martensitic Phase in Pu-Ga alloys,” Acta Materialia 54, 4001 (2006).
  3. BlobaumK. J. M., C. R. Krenn, J. N. Mitchell, J. J. Haslam, M. A. Wall, T. B. Massalski, and A. J. Schwartz, “Evidence of Transformation Bursts during Thermal Cycling of a Pu-Ga alloy,” Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A 37A, 567 (2006).
  4. BlobaumK. J. M., E. Chandler, L. Havela, M. B. Maple, and M. Neu, editors, “Actinides 2006–Basic Science, Applications and Technology,” Mater. Res. Soc. Proc. 978, Warrendale, PA (2007).
  5. BlobaumK. J. M., C. R. Krenn, M. A. Wall, T. B. Massalski, and A. J. Schwartz, “Evidence of Embryo Formation as a Precursor to the Delta to Alpha-Prime Transformation in a Pu-Ga alloy,” Actinides 2005--Basic Science, Applications, and Technology, edited by J. Sarrao, A. Schwartz, M. Antonio, P. Burns, R. Haire, and H. Nitsche, Mater. Res. Soc. Symp. Proc. 893, Warrendale, PA, 0893-JJ04-06 (2005).
  6. BlobaumK. J. M., J. N. Mitchell, C. R. Krenn, M. A. Wall, T. B. Massalski, and A. J. Schwartz, “Burst Martensitic Transformations in a Pu-Ga alloy,” Actinides 2005--Basic Science, Applications, and Technology, edited by J. Sarrao, A. Schwartz, M. Antonio, P. Burns, R. Haire, and H. Nitsche, Mater. Res. Soc. Symp. Proc. 893, Warrendale, PA, 0893-JJ05-01 (2005).
  7. Oudot, B. J., K. J. M. Blobaum, M. A. Wall, and A. J. Schwartz, “Isothermal Martensitic Phase Transformations in Plutonium-Gallium Alloys,” Actinides 2005--Basic Science, Applications, and Technology, edited by J. Sarrao, A. Schwartz, M. Antonio, P. Burns, R. Haire, and H. Nitsche, Mater. Res. Soc. Symp. Proc. 893, Warrendale, PA, 0893-JJ05-02 (2005).