Computational Nanoscience, Lecture 23: Modeling Morphological Evolution
- [Illinois] Evolution of Biological Complexity
- The Constructal Law of Design and Evolution in Nature
- Bulk Heterojunction Morphology Simulator
- OPV: Morphology and Interfaces in Organic Photovoltaics
- Computational Nanoscience, Lecture 1: Introduction to Computational Nanoscience
- Computational Nanoscience, Lecture 2: Introduction to Molecular Dynamics
- Computational Nanoscience, Lecture 13: Introduction to Computational Quantum Mechanics
In this lecture, we present an introduction to modeling the morphological evolution of materials systems. We introduce concepts of coarsening, particle-size distributions, the Lifshitz-Slyozov-Wagner model, thin film growth modes (Layer-by-Layer, Island growth, and Stranski-Krastanov), and morphological instabilities. An introduction to phase field modeling, diffuse interface models, and Cahn-Hilliard and Cahn-Allen analysis is presented. We conclude with some examples of phase field methods to solidification of binary alloys, solid-solid phase transformations, grain growth, and microstructure evolution.
Researchers should cite this work as follows:
Elif Ertekin; Jeffrey C Grossman (2008), "Computational Nanoscience, Lecture 23: Modeling Morphological Evolution," https://nanohub.org/resources/4572.