Effect of elastic stress on phase selection in a binary system

Joo Youl Huh, William C. Johnson

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Elastic stress arising from differences in lattice parameters between phases is known to alter both qualitatively and quantitatively the characteristics of phase equilibria in coherent systems. One important consequence of misfit or epitaxial strain is the possible existence of several linearly stable equilibrium states: For a given composition, temperature and applied stress, different combinations of volume fraction and corresponding phase compositions render the free energy of the system a minimum. Here, we examine how epitaxial stresses influence phase equilibria in a binary alloy when the system can select from three different phases. In particular, we show the existence of several equilibrium states with different combinations of phases that minimize the system free energy.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThermodynamics and Kinetics
PublisherPubl by Materials Research Society
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)1558992073, 9781558992078
Publication statusPublished - 1993
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the Symposium on Phase Transformations in Thin Films - San Francisco, CA, USA
Duration: 1993 Apr 131993 Apr 15

Publication series

NameMaterials Research Society Symposium Proceedings
ISSN (Print)0272-9172


OtherProceedings of the Symposium on Phase Transformations in Thin Films
CitySan Francisco, CA, USA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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