The process of crystal growth can be expressed as a transition of atomic structure to a finally stable state or to a metastable state. In the Phase Field Crystal Model (PFC-model) these states are described by regular distributions of the atomic density. Getting the system into any metastable condition may be caused by the peculiarities of the computational domain, initial and boundary conditions. However, an important factor in the formation of the crystal structure can be the initial disturbance. In the report we show how different types of initial disturbance can change the finally stable state of crystal structure in equilibrium.
Influence of initial seed distribution on the pattern formation of the phase field crystals
Ilya Starodumov, Peter Galenko, Nikolai Kropotin, Dmitri V. Alexandrov; Influence of initial seed distribution on the pattern formation of the phase field crystals. AIP Conf. Proc. 28 November 2017; 1906 (1): 200006. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5012482
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