Phase Field Modeling of the Zn1-xCdxO Solid Solutions
2014 (English)In: Acta Physica Polonica. A, ISSN 0587-4246, E-ISSN 1898-794X, Vol. 126, no 5, 1079-1082 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The analysis of spinodal decomposition in the Zn1-xCdxO ternary alloy was carried out by means of the nonlinear Cahn-Hilliard equation. Interaction parameter as a function of composition x was provided by valence force field simulations and was used in this analysis. The morphological patterns for the ternary alloys with different Cd content (x = 5, 10, 50%) were experimentally obtained using the semi-implicit Fourier-spectral method. The simulated microstructure evolution Zn0.95Cd0.05O demonstrates that the microstructure having a form of bicontinuous worm-like network is evolved with the progress of aging. An effect of the phase-field mobility and the gradient energy on the microstructure evolution of the Zn1-xCdxO alloys is discussed. It was found that the higher driving force for the decomposition in the higher Cd content film results in a higher decomposition rate revealed by the simulations. The temporal evolution of the simulated Zn0.95Cd0.05O microstructure is in good agreement with experimental results, which have been obtained for this solid solution.
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POLISH ACAD SCIENCES INST PHYSICS , 2014. Vol. 126, no 5, 1079-1082 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-113202DOI: 10.12693/APhysPolA.126.1079ISI: 000346069100007OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-113202DiVA: diva2:779781
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