Microstructural Evolution of Materials in the Phase-Field Crystal (PFC) Model

When: Wednesday, February 01, 2012 at 12:00 pm
Where: DA 114
Speaker: Ari Adland
Organization: Northeastern Unversity
Sponsor: Introduction to Physics Research

The microstructural evolution of materials, including grain boundary and dislocation dynamics, have large ramifications for their macroscopic properties, such as tensile strength and failure. Understanding the dynamics of this evolution will help in the design of stronger materials. We explore these dynamics using the Phase-Field Crystal (PFC) model by examining grain-boundary shearing, stress and curvature driven grain growth.