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Kyle Michel




Research Interests

Simulation of complex systems at the atomic level
Thermodynamics and kinetics in solid state reactions




Current Research

Growth and nucleation in hydrogen storage reactions involving metal hydrides




Biography

B.S. Engineering Physics, 2007
University of California, Berkeley


Ph.D. Materials Science and Engineering, 2011
University of California, Los Angeles




Publications

Recent advances in the theory of hydrogen storage in complex metal hydrides
K.J. Michel and V. Ozolins, MRS Bull. 38, 462 (2013).


First-principles insight into the degeneracy of ground-state LiBH4 structures
Y. Zhang, Y. Wang, K. Michel, and C. Wolverton, Phys. Rev. B 86, 094111 (2012).


Vacancy Diffusion in NaAlH4 and Na3AlH6
K.J. Michel and V. Ozolins, J. Phys. Chem. C 115, 21465 (2011).


Site-substitution of Ti in NaAlH4 and Na3AlH6
K.J. Michel and V. Ozolins, J. Phys. Chem. C 115, 21454 (2011).


Native Defect Concentrations in NaAlH4 and Na3AlH6
K.J. Michel and V. Ozolins, J. Phys. Chem. C 115, 21443 (2011).


Atomic structure and SiH4-H2 interactions of SiH4(H2)2 from first principles
K. Michel, Y. Liu, and V. Ozolins, Phys. Rev. B 82, 174103 (2010).


First-Principles Study of the Li-Mg-N-H System: Compound Structures and Hydrogen-Storage Properties
K.J. Michel, A. Akbarzadeh, and V. Ozolins, J. Phys. Chem. C 113, 14551 (2009).


Thermodynamic measurements of submilligram bulk samples using a membrane-based "calorimeter on a chip"
D.W. Cooke, K.J. Michel, and F. Hellman, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 79, 053902 (2008).