Quantitative analysis of grain boundary properties in a generalized phase field model for grain growth in anisotropic systems

  title={Quantitative analysis of grain boundary properties in a generalized phase field model for grain growth in anisotropic systems},
  author={Nele Moelans and Bart Blanpain and P. Wollants},
  journal={Physical Review B},
A good choice of model formulation and model parameters is one of the most important and difficult aspects in mesoscale modeling and requires a systematic and quantitative analysis. In this paper, it is studied how the model parameters of a generalized phase field model affect the landscape of the free-energy density functional, the phase field profiles at the grain boundaries, and the corresponding trajectory along the free-energy landscape. The analysis results in quantitative relations… 
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