Stress Generation during Grain Boundary Interdiffusion
A grain boundary interdiffusion in a semi-infinite bicrystal under the conditions of negligible bulk diffusion is considered. We show that the inequality of intrinsic grain boundary diffusion coefficients of the two components leads to plating out of additional material at the grain boundary in the form of extra material wedge, which generates an elastic stress field in the vicinity of the grain boundary. We solved a coupled diffusion/elasticity problem and determined the time-dependent stress field and concentration distribution in the vicinity of the grain boundary.
B.S. Bokstein, A.O. Rodin and B.B. Straumal
L. M. Klinger and E. Rabkin, "Stress Generation during Grain Boundary Interdiffusion", Defect and Diffusion Forum, Vols. 309-310, pp. 19-28, 2011