Dr. Eitan Barlaz
As a research scientist my main project has been to make sure graduate student projects have the resources and expertise needed for their work. My own interest focuses on the advancement of HiPIMS sputtering as a reactive deposition technique. I have shown that the accelerated metal ions in the plasma are capable of forming carbide bonds with amorphous carbon present in carbide alloy substrates. This not only strengthens electrochemical resistance of the carbide, but enables new possibilities for defect engineering of a wide variety of materials.