We studied single-particle pinning of grain boundary (GB) migration during grain growth. A phase-field model was formulated to simulate the pinning by a coherent particle and validated quantitatively by comparison with analytical prediction. A study of GB migration velocity using this model revealed that second-phase coherent particles have a previously unknown restraining effect over the whole of the GB-particle interaction range, which is qualitatively different from the interaction between GB and incoherent particles.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Condensed Matter Physics