Nucleation energy in the solid state

B. Revzin, J. Pelleg, G. Gorodetsky

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Abstract

In this paper we discuss the thermodynamics of incoherent homogeneous nucleation. It is assumed that volume mismatch between a precipitate and a matrix decreases with the growth of the precipitate. Under this assumption an energetically favored nucleation may occur for any cluster size. It is found that the relative volume difference between the unstressed precipitate and unstressed matrix is of an oscillating character and might have low values, e.g., ~10-2-10-3% for a precipitate containing ~103 Co atoms in Au matrix.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9144-9148
JournalPhysical Review B (Condensed Matter and Materials Physics)
Volume59
Issue number14
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Apr 1999

Keywords

  • Thermodynamics of nucleation

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