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Morphological Transitions of Elastic Domain Structures in Constrained Layers



Julia Slutsker, Andrei Artemev, Alexander L. Roytburd


The phase transformation in a constrained layer is a subject of this paper. The formation and evolution of polydomain microstructure under external stress in the constrained layer are investigated by phase-field simulation and analytically using homogeneous approximation. As a result of simulation it has been shown that the three-domain hierarchical structure can be formed in the epitaxial films. Under external stress there are two types of morphological transitions: from the three-domain structure to the two-domain one and from the hierarchical three-domain structure to the cellular three-domain structure. The results of phase-field simulation are compared with conclusions of homogenous theory and with available experimental data.
Journal of Applied Physics


constrained layer, phase transformations, phase-field simulation, polydomain microstrucutre


Slutsker, J. , Artemev, A. and Roytburd, A. (2008), Morphological Transitions of Elastic Domain Structures in Constrained Layers, Journal of Applied Physics (Accessed May 28, 2024)


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Created October 16, 2008