Topological evolution during coupled grain growth and Ostwald ripening in volume-conserved 2-D two-phase polycrystals

Danan Fan, Long Qing Chen

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Abstract

The topological evolution during coupled grain growth and Ostwald ripening in volume-conserved two-phase polycrystalline systems was studied in two dimensions (2-D), employing computer simulations based on a continuum diffuse-interface field model. The topological distributions were found to scale with time, but dependent on the ratios of grain boundary energies to the interphase boundary energy, the volume fractions and the initial microstructures. The correlations between topological class and grain size, as well as the topological correlations of grains with their neighbor grains were observed. The differences in topological features between volume-conserved two-phase systems and single-phase systems are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4145-4154
Number of pages10
JournalActa Materialia
Volume45
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1997

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Metals and Alloys

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