Amplitude expansion of the binary phase-field-crystal model. Academic Article uri icon

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abstract

  • Amplitude representations of a binary phase-field-crystal model are developed for a two-dimensional triangular lattice and three-dimensional bcc and fcc crystal structures. The relationship between these amplitude equations and the standard phase-field models for binary-alloy solidification with elasticity are derived, providing an explicit connection between phase-field-crystal and phase-field models. Sample simulations of solute migration at grain boundaries, eutectic solidification, and quantum dot formation on nanomembranes are also presented.

publication date

  • January 2010