Using the phase-field crystal method in the multi-scale modeling of microstructure evolution

N. Provatas, J. A. Dantzig, B. Athreya, P. Chan, P. Stefanovic, N. Goldenfeld, K. R. Elder

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Abstract

The phase field-crystal method is a new modeling techniqe that incorporates the periodic nature of a crystal lattice by considering a free energy functional that is minimized by periodic density fields. Ihis simple approach naturally incorporates elastic and plastic deformations and multiple crystal orientations and can be used to study a host of important material processing phenomena, including grain growth, dendritic and eutectic solidification, and epitaxial growth. This paper reviews the phase-field-crystal formalism and its use in modeling of microstructure evolution in pure and binary alloy systems.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)83-90
Number of pages8
JournalJOM
Volume59
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Engineering(all)

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