J. Phys. IV France
Volume 112, October 2003
Page(s) 195 - 199

J. Phys. IV France
112 (2003) 195
DOI: 10.1051/jp4:2003864

On dynamics of ferroelastic transitions

T. Lookman1, S.R. Shenoy2, K.O. Rasmussen1, A. Saxena1 and A.R. Bishop1

1  Theoretical Division and Center for Nonlinear Studies, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM 87545, U.S.A.
2  Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics, 34100 Trieste, Italy

Simulating microstructure evolution requires an understanding of the validity of various dynamical schemes. We show how underdamped and overdamped equations can be obtained for ferroelastic transitions and, in particular, demonstrate that the widely used time dependent Ginzburg-Landau (TDGL) equations correspond to an appropriate limit of the dynamics.

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