Understanding the Growth of Interfacial Reaction Product Layers between Dissimilar Materials

Tomi Laurila, Aloke Paul

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Abstract

When one starts to analyze the evolution of the interfacial reaction product layers between dissimilar materials it is often found out that as the number of interacting species grows, the complexity of the analysis increases extremely rapidly. It may even appear that the task is just too difficult to be completed. In this article we present the thermodynamic-kinetic method, which can be used to rationalize the evolution of interfacial reaction layers and bring back the physics to the analyses. The method is conceptually very simple. It combines energetics-what can happen-with kinetics-how fast things take place. Yet the method is flexible enough that it can utilize quantitative and qualitative data starting from the atomistic simulations up to the experiments carried out with bulk materials. Several examples about how to utilize this method in material scientific problems are given.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)73-105
Number of pages33
JournalCRITICAL REVIEWS IN SOLID STATE AND MATERIALS SCIENCES
Volume41
Issue number2
Early online date9 Oct 2015
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 3 Mar 2016
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

Keywords

  • Diffusion in solid state
  • Intrinsic diffusion
  • Phase diagrams
  • Physicochemical approach
  • Thermodynamic-kinetic method
  • Thermodynamics

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