Dynamical scaling of structure function in quenched binary alloys

Joel L. Lebowitz, J. Marro, M. H. Kalos

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We study the structure functions S(k, t) obtained from computer simulations of the time evolution of a segregating binary alloy following quenching into the miscibility gap. They are shown to have a simple scaling behavior, S(k, t) ∼ K-3(t) F(k/K(t)). The shape of the function F(x) depends somewhat on the part of the coexistence region into which the quench is made. Comparison with some recent experiments on quenched alloys is quite satisfactory. The time evolution of K-3(t) appears to be linear for late times, consistent with the Lifshitz-Slyozov theory.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)297-310
Number of pages14
JournalActa Metallurgica
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1982
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)


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