L.-Q. Chen—contributing editor
Computational Design for Grain-Oriented Microstructure of Functional Ceramics Prepared by Templated Grain Growth
Article first published online: 21 MAR 2006
Journal of the American Ceramic Society
Volume 89, Issue 5, pages 1557–1562, May 2006
How to Cite
Itahara, H., Tani, T., Nomura, H. and Matsubara, H. (2006), Computational Design for Grain-Oriented Microstructure of Functional Ceramics Prepared by Templated Grain Growth. Journal of the American Ceramic Society, 89: 1557–1562. doi: 10.1111/j.1551-2916.2006.00954.x
- Issue published online: 4 MAY 2006
- Article first published online: 21 MAR 2006
- Manuscript No. 20917. Received August 24, 2005; approved January 13, 2006.
We have developed a computational model using Monte Carlo simulation in order to design grain-oriented microstructures of ceramics processed by templated grain growth for functional materials with anisotropic grain growth due to anisotropy in interfacial energies. The current model with plate-like template particles expressed the development of grain-oriented microstructures with the low interfacial energy planes well faceted. In addition, the proposed model gave a guiding principle for optimizing the initial parameters (i.e., ratio of templates to total solid particles, initial size and aspect ratio of template particles, and amount of liquid phase), leading to highly grain-oriented ceramics with improved performances.