Statics and Dynamics of Alloy Phase Transformations

  • Patrice E. A. Turchi
  • Antonios Gonis

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSB, volume 319)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Statics and Dynamics of Alloy Phase Transformations Opening Remarks

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
  3. Experiment and Phenomenology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 15-15
    2. Invited Papers

      1. R. B. Schwarz, P. B. Desch, S. Srinivasan
        Pages 81-101
      2. Clément Sire, Denis Gratias
        Pages 127-154
    3. Contributed Papers

      1. Hiroaki Okamoto, T. B. Massalski
        Pages 155-161
      2. R. Caudron, M. Barrachin, M. Sarfati, A. Finel, F. Ducastelle
        Pages 171-174
      3. C. Scholz, B. Urban-Erbil, W. Pfeiler
        Pages 191-194
      4. Marie-Louise Saboungi, Gerald K. Johnson, David Long Price
        Pages 195-201
      5. K. M. Kemner, B. A. Bunker, H. Luo, N. Samarth, J. K. Furdyna, M. R. Weidmann et al.
        Pages 203-206
      6. Marjohn Meshkinpour, Abhay Maheshwari, Alan J. Ardell
        Pages 215-218
      7. J. L. Robertson, X. Jiang, S. C. Moss, S. Hashimoto, K. G. Kreider, D. C. Jacobson et al.
        Pages 219-224
  4. Electronic Approach to Stability and Transformations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 225-225
    2. Invited Papers

      1. R. E. Watson, M. Weinert, J. W. Davenport, G. W. Fernando, L. H. Bennett
        Pages 227-268
      2. G. M. Stocks, D. M. C. Nicholson, W. A. Shelton, B. L. Györffy, F. J. Pinski, D. D. Johnson et al.
        Pages 305-359
      3. Bruce N. Harmon
        Pages 421-434
    3. Contributed Papers

  5. Statics of Alloy Transformations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 465-465
    2. Invited Papers

  6. Kinetics and Dynamics of Alloy Transformations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 585-585
    2. Contributed Papers

      1. J. S. Faulkner, Eva A. Horvath, Yang Wang, G. M. Stocks
        Pages 545-551
      2. Kathie E. Newman, Taek Kim, Xiaoou Xiang
        Pages 553-556
      3. Benjamin P. Burton, Alain Pasturel
        Pages 557-560
      4. M. Sluiter, P. E. A. Turchi
        Pages 561-566
      5. Göran Grimvall, Jan Häglund, Armando Fernández Guillermet
        Pages 567-570
      6. G. Ceder, P. D. Tepesch, C. Wolverton, D. de Fontaine
        Pages 571-575
      7. Mark Asta, Ryan McCormack, Didier de Fontaine, Mark van Schilfgaarde, Gerbrand Ceder
        Pages 581-584
  7. Kinetics and Dynamics of Alloy Transformations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 585-585
    2. L. Q. Chen, Y. Z. Wang, A. G. Khachaturyan
      Pages 587-604

About this book


The study of phase transformations in substitutional alloys, including order­ disorder phenomena and structural transformations, plays a crucial role in understanding the physical and mechanical properties of materials, and in designing alloys with desired technologically important characteristics. Indeed, most of the physical properties, including equilibrium properties, transport, magnetic, vibrational as well as mechanical properties of alloys are often controlled by and are highly sensitive to the existence of ordered compounds and to the occurrence of structural transformations. Correspondingly, the alloy designer facing the task of processing new high-performance materials with properties that meet specific industrial applications must answer the following question: What is the crystalline structure and the atomic configuration that an alloy may exhibit at given temperature and concentration? Usually the answer is sought in the phase-diagram of a relevant system that is often determined experimentally and does not provide insight to the underlying mechanisms driving phase stability. Because of the rather tedious and highly risky nature of developing new materials through conventional metallurgical techniques, a great deal of effort has been expended in devising methods for understanding the mechanisms contrOlling phase transformations at the microscopic level. These efforts have been bolstered through the development of fully ab initio, accurate theoretical models, coupled with the advent of new experimental methods and of powerful supercomputer capabilities.


alloy crystal kinetics mechanical property metals scattering

Editors and affiliations

  • Patrice E. A. Turchi
    • 1
  • Antonios Gonis
    • 1
  1. 1.Lawrence Livermore National LaboratoryLivermoreUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 1994
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
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  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-6055-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4615-2476-2
  • Series Print ISSN 0258-1221
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