On the Grain-Boundary Diffusion in Polycrystalline Materials and Thin Films
In this paper, examples of some of the most challenging features of GB diffusion are considered covering selected problems, strongly related to the research activity at our Laboratories and to the scientific interest of Boris Bokstein too. The following problems (and still open questions related to them) are addressed: i) Diffusion in a random network of grain boundaries with different structures and diffusion coefficients in polycrystalline materials; ii) Segregation effects; iii) Stress effects and iv) Effect of the presence of moving and/or non-equilibrium grain boundaries.
Andreas Öchsner, Graeme E. Murch, Ali Shokuhfar and João M.P.Q. Delgado
D. L. Beke and J. Bernardini, "On the Grain-Boundary Diffusion in Polycrystalline Materials and Thin Films", Defect and Diffusion Forum, Vols. 297-301, pp. 1362-1370, 2010