Cylindrical domain formation in topologically complex structures

D. Kammer*, R. Mendoza, P. W. Voorhees

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The morphological evolution of topologically complex structures is studied during isothermal coarsening. Three-dimensional reconstructions and interfacial shape distributions are used to analyze the topological changes that occur during coarsening. A prevalent feature of the microstructures for long coarsening times are cylinders or cylindrical-like interfacial shapes and not interfacial-energy-minimizing spherical shapes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)17-22
Number of pages6
JournalScripta Materialia
Issue number1 SPEC. ISS.
StatePublished - Jul 2006


  • Bulk diffusion
  • Coarsening
  • Cylinders
  • Dendritic growth
  • Microstructure

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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