Surface-Kinetics-Controlled Ostwald Ripening of Plane Precipitates at Grain Boundaries

Authors A.V. Koropov

Institute of Applied Physics of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, 58, Petropavlivska Str., 40000 Sumy, Ukraine

Issue Volume 6, Year 2014, Number 1
Dates Received 09 April 2013; revised manuscript received 22 November 2013; published online 06 April 2014
Citation A.V. Koropov, J. Nano- Electron. Phys. 6 No 1, 01025 (2014)
PACS Number(s) 61.72. Mm, 61.72.Qq, 64.60.Qb, 66.30. – h, 68.35.Rh, 81.30. – t
Keywords Ostwald Ripening, Coarsening, Nuclei, Precipitates, Impurity Atoms, Diffusion (10) , Surface Kinetics, Critical Radius, Supersaturation, Precipitate Size Distribution Function, Precipitate Density, Factor of Filling.
Annotation Ostwald ripening (coarsening) of plane precipitates was analytically analyzed at a grain boundary for the case when the precipitates growth is controlled by surface kinetics. Asymptotic characteristics of Ostwald ripening are found.

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