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Modeling of Coarsening Processes In Patterned Systems

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  26 February 2011

Mark Jhon
Affiliation:, University of California at Berkeley, Materials Science and Engineering, 210 Hearst Memorial Mining Building, Berkeley, CA, 94720-1760, United States, 510 642-8484
Andreas M Glaeser
Affiliation:, University of California at Berkeley and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Materials Science and Engineering, United States
Daryl C Chrzan
Affiliation:, University of California at Berkeley and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Materials Science and Engineering, United States
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Although particle coarsening has been studied for over a century, it remains an active area of materials science research. The current work presents a theoretical analysis of the degradation of regular arrays of spherical particles through diffusional interaction. In order to understand the onset of coarsening, a linear stability analysis is performed on a simple square lattice of particles. It is predicted that particles will dissolve in a spatially ordered manner. The active transport mechanism plays a strong role in the selection of the coherent growth modes.

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