Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory



Kerri Blobaum

Metallurgist
Materials Science Division


 +1 925-422-3289


DegreeDiscipline/InstitutionYear
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

Research Interests

Physical metallurgy, thermodynamics, and kinetics of solid-solid phase transformations; martensitic transformations; and phase stability and phase transformations in plutonium and plutonium alloys.

Selected (Recent) Publications

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).

Blobaum, K. 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).

Blobaum, K. 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).

Blobaum, K. 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).

Blobaum, K. 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).

Blobaum, K. 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).

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).


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