Phase-field Simulations of Stability and Evolution of Microstructural Patterns in Materials
Speaker: Long-Qing Chen, Penn State University
Abstract: Understanding microstructural patterns in materials at different length scales and their responses to the changes in the environmental conditions at different time scales is considered as the holy grail of materials research. As a matter of fact, the design and development of new materials for desirable physical properties and engineering performances primarily involves the capture of the optimum microstructural patterns during processing or the synthesis of desired artificial microstructural patterns, e.g. composites and heterostructures. The phase-field method has emerged as a powerful computational tool for modeling and predicting the formation and stability of mesoscale microstructural patterns in solids. In this presentation, I will discuss a few representative applications of phase-field method to understanding experimentally observed microstructural patterns and guiding the synthesis and manipulation of microstructural patterns for optimum properties and device performances.
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Room Number: 114 McAllister
Time: 12:20pm - 1:10pm