A continuum model of grain boundaries

TitleA continuum model of grain boundaries
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2000
AuthorsKobayashi, R, Warren, JA, Carter, WCraig
JournalPhysica D
Pagination141 - 150
Date Published2000/06/01/

A two-dimensional frame-invariant phase field model of grain boundaries is developed. One-dimensional analytical solutions for a stable grain boundary in a bicrystal are obtained, and equilibrium energies are computed. With an appropriate choice of functional dependencies; the grain boundary energy takes the same analytic form as the microscopic (dislocation) model of Read and Shockley [W.T. Read, W. Shockley, Phys. Rev. 78 (1950) 275]. In addition, dynamic tone-dimensional) solutions are presented, showing rotation of a small grain between two pinned grains and the shrinkage and rotation of a circular grains embedded in a larger crystal. (C) 2000 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.