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Three-dimensional simulations of Ostwald ripening with elastic effects

Phys. Rev. E 58, R4092(R) – Published 1 October 1998
Celeste Sagui, Daniel Orlikowski, Andrés M. Somoza, and Christopher Roland


The process of phase separation for quenched, three-dimensional binary alloy systems with coupled elastic fields was investigated with Langevin simulations. The elastic effects are the result of a dilational misfit introduced via inhomogeneities in the elastic constants of the system. A selection criterion for the shape and/or orientation of the domains, based on the different shear moduli, is presented. In addition, the coarsening behavior of the domains is discussed in terms of chemical potential barriers surrounding the precipitates.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevE.58.R4092

  • Received 7 April 1998
  • Published in the issue dated October 1998

© 1998 The American Physical Society

Authors & Affiliations

Celeste Sagui1, Daniel Orlikowski1, Andrés M. Somoza2, and Christopher Roland1

  • 1Department of Physics, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina 27695
  • 2Departamento de Fisica, Universidad de Murcia, Apartado Postal 4021, E-30080 Murcia, Spain

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