Solute drag in ternary solid solutions

Yves J.M. Bréchet, Gary R. Purdy

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Cahn's theory of solute drag is extended to the case where two solutes interact with a moving grain boundary and with each other. It is concluded that the mutual interaction of the solutes is significant in determining the drag force experienced by a migrating grain boundary. This effect is strongest in the low velocity regime.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5587-5592
Number of pages6
JournalActa Materialia
Issue number18
Publication statusPublished - 20 Oct 2003
Externally publishedYes


  • Grain boundaries
  • Solute drag
  • Ternary solid solutions

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