Bifurcation and trifurcation of a Kirkendall plane during multiphase interdiffusion

A. Paul, A. Kodentsov, F.J.J. Loo, van

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A Kirkendall-effect mediated behaviour of inert ("fiducial") markers situated before the interaction at the original interface of a diffusion couple can be complex in both spatial and temporal domains. It was found that the Kirkendall plane can bifurcate and even trifurcate in a multiphase reaction zone. This can be rationalised in terms of Kirkendall velocity construction as well as from a purely chemical point of view considering diffusion-controlled interactions at the interphase interfaces. The physico-chemical approach is also used to explain significance of the Kirkendall effect in the morphogenesis of interdiffusion systems.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)813-824
JournalDiffusion and Defect Data. Part A, Defect and Diffusion Forum
Issue numberpart 2
Publication statusPublished - 2005


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