Microscale simulation of martensitic microstructure evolution.

  title={Microscale simulation of martensitic microstructure evolution.},
  author={Valery I. Levitas and A. Idesman and Dean Preston},
  journal={Physical review letters},
  volume={93 10},
A new model for the evolution of multivariant martensitic microstructure in single crystals and polycrystals is developed. In contrast with Landau-Ginzburg models, which are limited in practice to nanoscale specimens, this new scale-free model is valid for length scales greater than 100 nm and without an upper bound. It is based on a thermodynamic potential in the volume fractions of the martensitic variants that exhibits an instability resulting in microstructure formation. Simulated… CONTINUE READING

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