Computer Simulation Model for First-Order Phase Transition Fluctuation Stage
Ion irradiation of surfaces leads to blistering (vacancy-gaseous bubbles formation into crystal lattice) and/or nano-scale islands of thin cover formation. Stochastic model of first order phase transition at fluctuation stage is presented by superposition of Wiener processes of nuclei clustering and it’s Brownian motion. Solution of Ito-Stratonovich stochastic differential equations allows studying the evolution of distribution functions versus clusters sizes and relative lattice locations of nuclei.
Andreas Öchsner, Graeme E. Murch, Ali Shokuhfar and João M.P.Q. Delgado
A. Bondareva et al., "Computer Simulation Model for First-Order Phase Transition Fluctuation Stage ", Defect and Diffusion Forum, Vols. 297-301, pp. 502-507, 2010