|Title||Modeling grain boundaries using a phase-field technique|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2000|
|Authors||Warren, JA, Kobayashi, R, Carter, WCraig|
|Journal||Journal of Crystal Growth|
|Pagination||18 - 20|
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.