Robert W. Cahn

  • Born: (F├╝rth, Germany)
  • Died: (Cambridge, MA, USA)

Robert Wolfgang Cahn FRS was a British metallurgist whose contributions to physical metallurgy centered on the properties of dislocations. Cahn developed a successful model for the nucleation of recrystallisation, which underpinned research into industrial processes involving high-temperature deformation. He also contributed substantially to the crystallography of uranium. In later life he made a great contribution to scientific editing, editing both scientific textbooks such as the comprehensive Physical Metallurgy, co-edited, with Peter Haasen, a standard reference work in the field.

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