Electronic contribution to the point defect/curved-interface binding energy. Effect on segregation of curved interfaces

PA A. Deymier, JO O. Vasseur

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The electronic contribution to the driving force for segregation to a curved-interface between a cylindrical fiber of insulator embedded in a metal matrix is calculated. The solute/curved-interface binding energy is shown to vary as the inverse of the radius of curvature of the interface in the limit of a small radius. This result implies that the propensity for segregation of curved interfaces is larger than that of planar interfaces.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)517-521
Number of pages5
Issue number5-6
StatePublished - Jan 1 1995


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Instrumentation
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films

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