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Thermodynamics and Diffusion Coupling in Alloys-Application-Driven Science
KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Materials Science and Engineering, Physical Metallurgy.
2012 (English)In: Metallurgical and Materials Transactions. A, ISSN 1073-5623, E-ISSN 1543-1940, Vol. 43A, no 10, 3453-3461 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

As emphasized by Stokes (1997), the common assumption of a linear progression from basic research (science), via applied research, to technological innovations (engineering) should be questioned. In fact, society would gain much by supporting long-term research that stems from practical problems and has usefulness as a key word. Such research may be fundamental, and often, it cannot be distinguished from "basic" research if it were not for its different motivation. The development of the Calphad method and the more recent development of accompanying kinetic approaches for diffusion serve as excellent examples and are the themes of this symposium. The drivers are, e.g., the development of new materials, processes, and lifetime predictions. Many challenges of the utmost practical importance require long-term fundamental research. This presentation will address some of them, e.g., the effect of various ordering phenomena on activation barriers, and the strength and practical importance of correlation effects.

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2012. Vol. 43A, no 10, 3453-3461 p.
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Irreversible-Processes, Solid Metals, Systems, Simulation, Gradient, Motion, Phases
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Metallurgy and Metallic Materials
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-61544DOI: 10.1007/s11661-011-0863-0ISI: 000308187100008ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84867230623OAI: diva2:479340

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