Suppression Criterion of the Phase Growth Based on Extremal Principles of Nonequilibrium Thermodynamics
The suppression criterion of the binary phase growth due to addition of a third component is considered. In this case the analysis of the two possible criteria of the first phase growth are considered: first – kinetic criterion based on the balance of components fluxes and second - thermodynamic criterion which is based on the maximal rate of the entropy production principle. We demonstrate that in the case of a model system the thermodynamic criterion lead to a bigger value of the critical thickness of the phases which are suppressed by the growth of the investigated phase.
D.Beke, A.Gusak, G.Murch, J.Philibert
Y.A. Lyashenko "Suppression Criterion of the Phase Growth Based on Extremal Principles of Nonequilibrium Thermodynamics ", Defect and Diffusion Forum, Vol. 277, pp. 39-46, 2008