A first-principles phase field method for quantitatively predicting multi-composition phase separation without thermodynamic empirical parameter. Nature Communications, 2019; 10 (1), 1 August
Japanese researchers were able to accurately predict the microstructure of Nickel-Aluminum (Ni-Al) alloys that are commonly used in the design of jet engine turbine parts. This procedure predicts the microstructure of alloys based on the fundamental laws of physics alone (first principles) and then uses those parameters to model microstructure formations (phase field).
The research was published in Nature Communications on Aug 1, 2019.
DOI : https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-019-11248-z