Lecture Notes in Physics

Field Theoretic Method in Phase Transformations

Authors: Umantsev, Alexander

  • Describes the novel and very popular method of theoretical and computational study of phase transformations and materials processing in condensed and soft matter
  • Discusses the foundations of the method along with the advanced results in a single volume
  • Serves as a primer in the area of phase transformations and as a guide for a seasoned researcher
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The main subject of the book is the continuum, field theoretic method of study of phase transformations in material systems. The method, also known as "phase field", allows one to analyze different stages of transformations on the unified platform. It has received significant attention in the materials science community recently due to many successes in solving or illuminating important problems. The book will address fundamentals of the method starting from the classical theories of phase transitions, the most important theoretical and computational results, and some of the most advanced recent applications.

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“This book is a thorough presentation of the field theoretic method of study of phase transformations in material systems. … The book is well written and quite appropriate as a reference on the subject, but can also be used as a textbook for an audience interested in the physical aspects of the theory. It should also be useful to mathematicians interested in the analysis and numerics of phase transitions who want to deepen their knowledge on the physical origins of the problems they work on.” (Apostolos Damialis, Mathematical Reviews, July, 2013)

“The author discusses the field theoretic method in phase transitions. Phase transitions are significant changes in a system’s properties and symmetry, which happen as a result of changes of external conditions … . This book is aimed at researches who are interested in all aspects of phase transformations, especially for practitioners who are involved in theoretical studies or computer simulations of the phenomena. This book can be used as a textbook for a graduate or upper-level undergraduate course in the physics of phase transitions.” (Nasir N. Ganikhodjaev, Zentralblatt MATH, Vol. 1252, 2012)


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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Field Theoretic Method in Phase Transformations
Authors
Series Title
Lecture Notes in Physics
Series Volume
840
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
eBook ISBN
978-1-4614-1487-2
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4614-1487-2
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4614-1486-5
Series ISSN
0075-8450
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 344
Number of Illustrations and Tables
28 b/w illustrations, 27 illustrations in colour
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