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MM 1.1: Hauptvortrag
Montag, 16. März 2020, 09:30–10:00, BAR 205
Atomic resolution observations of grain boundary phase transformations — •Christian Liebscher1, Thorsten Meiners1, Nicolas Peter1, Timofey Frolov2, Robert Rudd2, and Gerhard Dehm1 — 1Max-Planck-Institut für Eisenforschung, Düsseldorf, Germany — 2Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, USA
The theory that grain boundaries (GBs) can undergo phase transformations has a long history. More than 50 years ago, thermodynamic concepts have been established that GBs can exist in multiple phase states. It was assumed that stable and metastable states exist for different GB orientations. Only indirect measurements have indicated the existence of interfacial transitions and the search for these GB phases has been in vain.
Here, we present atomic resolution insights into grain boundary phase transformations and how they influence the interfacial properties. We combine advanced scanning transmission electron microscopy with atomistic simulations to resolve the atomic structure of GB phases and explore their atomistic and thermodynamic properties. We will show examples how nanoscale faceting transitions can either lead to anomalous segregation behavior or are triggered by solute segregation in both semiconductors and alloys. Even in elemental copper, we observe grain boundary phase coexistance at symmetric and asymmetric GBs. Evolutionary GB search finds the same structures as in experiment and finite temperature molecular dynamics simulations explore their transformation behavior.