Modeling grain boundaries using a phase-field technique

TitleModeling grain boundaries using a phase-field technique
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2000
AuthorsWarren, JA, Kobayashi, R, Carter, WCraig
JournalJournal of Crystal Growth
Pagination18 - 20
Date Published2000/04//

We propose a two-dimensional phase-field model of grain boundary dynamics. One-dimensional analytical solutions for a stable grain boundary in a bicrystal are obtained, and equilibrium energies are computed. By comparison with microscopic models of dislocation walls. insights into the physical accuracy of this model can be obtained. Indeed, for a particular choice of functional dependencies in the model, the grain boundary energy takes the same analytic form as the microscopic (dislocation) model of Read and Shockley. (C) 2000 Published by Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.