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Size-Dependent Phenomena of Interdiffusion in Nanomaterials

Ludmila Paritskaya 2Yuri Kaganovskii 2) 1Valerij Bogdanov 

1. Bar-Ilan University, Department of Physics, Israel
2. Karazin Kharkov National University, Department of Crystal Physics, Kharkov, Ukraine


Interdiffusion between two nanomaterials (NMs), A and B, occurs mainly inside the wide network of GBs, which are simultaneously the sources and sinks of vacancies. Partial GB diffusion fluxes of both A and B components directed to one another govern the conditions for low-temperature interdiffusion. The inequality of A and B GB partial diffusion coefficients initiates the GB Kirkendall and Frenkel effects and low-temperature phase formation in the grain interiors without participation of bulk diffusion. These phenomena are accompanied by generation and relaxation of stresses and degradation of nano-scale structure. The kinetics and mechanisms of these processes are controlled by the interdiffusion along stationary and migrating GBs. The size-dependent kinetics of GB interdiffusion phenomena in NMs can be described using two dimensionless parameters: delta/l for stationary GBs (l is the size of structural element, delta is the GB width) and lambda/l for migrating GBs ( lambda = (sDb delta / Vb)1/2 is the characteristic diffusion length, Db is the GB diffusion coefficient, Vb is the GB velocity, s is the segregation factor). The criteria, which allow predicting the minimum temperature of low-temperature phase formation depending on GB diffusivity, the velocity of GB migration, and time dependence of the size of structural element have been formulated and confirmed experimentally for different nano-objects. The mechanisms and models of GB interdiffusion phenomena in NMs have been proposed for analysis of experimental data.


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Presentation: invited oral at E-MRS Fall Meeting 2003, Symposium G, by Ludmila Paritskaya
See On-line Journal of E-MRS Fall Meeting 2003

Submitted: 2003-04-16 16:54
Revised:   2009-06-08 12:55