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Why solidification? Why phase-field?

I. Steinbach.

JOM - The Journal of The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS), Springerlink.com, 65, 1096-1102, (2013)

Abstract
"Solidification" is a branch of pattern formation in theoretical physics. "Phase-field" is an applied tool in engineering. This strange combination of basic and applied research is reviewed against its historical background: a story of failure and success. The main achievements in both fields are highlighted, and future perspectives are briefly discussed.


DOI: 10.1007/s11837-013-0681-5
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