Scenarios of heterogeneous nucleation and growth studied by cell dynamics simulation.

The dynamics of phase transformation due to homogeneous nucleation has long been analyzed using the classic Kolmogorov-Johnson-Mehl-Avrami (KJMA) theory. However, the dynamics of phase transformation due to heterogeneous nucleation has not been studied systematically even though it is vitally important technologically. In this report, the author studies the… CONTINUE READING