The Open Access textbook Lectures on Phase Field by I. Steinbach and H. Salama is now available from Springer Nature.
It is based on the lecture series Phase-Field Theory and Application of the ICAMS master's course MSS. Its idea is to combine a very brief presentation of the materials-related mechanisms alongside the theoretical background of the phase-field theory and, last but not least, to introduce numerical solutions. It covers essential techniques using mathematical language that engineers and natural scientists easily understand. The book includes examples, exercises, and further reading suggestions.
The textbook is available free of charge