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Phase Field Benchmark Problems for Nucleation



Wenkun Wu, David M. Taboada, Jonathan E. Guyer, Peter W. Voorhees, James A. Warren, Daniel Wheeler, Tamas Pusztai, Laszlo Granasy, Olle G. Heinonen


We present nucleation phase field model benchmark problems, expanding on our previous benchmark problems on diffusion, precipitation, dendritic growth, linear elasticity, fluid flow and electrochemistry. Nucleation is the first step in the formation of either a new thermo- dynamic phase or a new structure via self-assembly or self-organization. Based on where the nucleation occurs, it can be divided into two main categories: homogeneous nucleation and heterogeneous nucleation. In the first nucleation benchmark problem, we focus on ho- mogeneous nucleation for both single seed under different initial conditions and multiple seeds. The second nucleation benchmark problem focuses on athermal heterogeneous nucle- ation and nucleation behaviour near the free growth limit with different undercooling driving force.
Computational Materials Science


phase field, benchmark, nucleation


Wu, W. , Taboada, D. , Guyer, J. , Voorhees, P. , Warren, J. , Wheeler, D. , Pusztai, T. , Granasy, L. and Heinonen, O. (2022), Phase Field Benchmark Problems for Nucleation, Computational Materials Science, [online], (Accessed May 27, 2024)


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Created June 1, 2022, Updated January 20, 2023