Calculation and validation of a grain boundary complexion diagram for Bi-doped Ni
- Author(s): Zhou, N;
- Yu, Z;
- Zhang, Y;
- Harmer, MP;
- Luo, J
- et al.
Published Web Locationhttps://doi.org/10.1016/j.scriptamat.2016.11.036
A grain boundary (GB) “phase” (complexion) diagram is computed via a lattice type statistical thermodynamic model for the average general GBs in Bi-doped Ni. The predictions are calibrated with previously-reported density functional theory calculations and further validated by experiments, including both new and old aberration-corrected scanning transmission electron microscopy characterization results as well as prior Auger electron spectroscopy measurements. This work supports a major scientific goal of developing GB complexion diagrams as an extension to bulk phase diagrams and a useful materials science tool.