Microstructural stability of the Kirkendall Plane in solid-state diffusion.

M.J.H. Dal, van, A.M. Gusak, C. Cserhati, A. Kodentsov, F.J.J. Loo, van

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In a diffusion-controlled interaction, the Kirkendall plane, as marked by inert particles placed at the original contact surface of a reaction couple, need not be unique. Multiple planes can develop, and sometimes the Kirkendall plane does not exist at all. A phenomenological approach is introduced to rationalize the Kirkendall-effect-mediated migration of macroscopic inclusions inside a diffusion zone. ©2001 The American Physical Society
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3352-3355
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number15
Publication statusPublished - 2001


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