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Stability in Thin Film Multilayers and Microlaminates: The Role of Free Energy, Structure, and Orientation at Interfaces and Grain Boundaries

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Author(s)

A C. Lewis, Daniel Josell, Timothy P. Weihs

Abstract

In polycrystalline multilayer systems, the free energies of the interfaces and grain boundaries will determine the relative stability of each layer as well as the overall stability of the system. The stability of immiscible systems and systems that form intermetallic compounds is discussed, and the effects of texture and orientation of grains on stability are examined.
Citation
Scripta Materialia

Keywords

grain boundary energy, interfacial free energy, laminates, multilayers, Stability

Citation

Lewis, A. , Josell, D. and Weihs, T. (2021), Stability in Thin Film Multilayers and Microlaminates: The Role of Free Energy, Structure, and Orientation at Interfaces and Grain Boundaries, Scripta Materialia, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=853293 (Accessed June 13, 2024)

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Created October 12, 2021