Kinetics of antiphase domain boundaries during an Ll2 order-disorder phase transformation: A monte carlo simulation

C. Abromeit, S. Matsumura

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The formation of the LI2phase in an A3B intermetallic solid solution has been investigated by Monte Carlo simulation. The ordering is modelled with a simple atomic exchange mechanism based on a fee Ising model with appropriate values for the pairwise atomic interactions. It is shown that the ordering kinetics occurs on two time scales: nucleation and growth of ordered domains and the annealing of antiphase boundaries between the domains. The model is applied to the Ll2ordered Ni3Alphase under various irradiation conditions. It is demonstrated that the migration and annihilation of antiphase boundaries largely determine the time evolution of the Ll2 phase.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2287-2302
Number of pages16
JournalPhilosophical Magazine A: Physics of Condensed Matter, Structure, Defects and Mechanical Properties
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2002

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)
  • Metals and Alloys


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