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Coaxing the Recalcitrant: The Test Case of Grain Boundary Complexions

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Coffee/Biscuits prior to seminar: 13.30:14.00

How do we convince the scientific community to adopt a new concept? Grain boundary complexions give the chance to explore the issues. Much can be learned from the writings of Everett Rogers, the eminent communication theorist and sociologist, and his classic text on “The Diffusion of Innovations”. The talk will introduce the “Rogers Rules” for the adoption of an innovation, applying them to the test case of grain boundary complexions. Following an update on the progress with complexions, the presentation will end with some general thoughts about the future opportunities for accelerating scientific discovery in the field.

This talk is part of the School of Metallurgy and Materials Colloquia series.

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