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Abstract
A mean field description of particle coalescence and Ostwald ripening is presented. The inclusion of particle coalescence events is shown to influence the evolution of the size distribution function and the time taken to reach the steady state particle coarsening regime. Nearest neighbour functions are used to represent the spatial arrangement of particles within multimodal particle radius distributions. This information is used to calculate the frequency of coalescence events. The impact of particle coalescence upon long term coarsening kinetics has been assessed using phase space and it is demonstrated that coalescence affects the trajectory of particle dispersion towards the steady state particle coarsening regime.
Original language  English 

Pages (fromto)  122134 
Journal  Acta Materialia 
Volume  117 
Early online date  16 Jul 2016 
DOIs  
Publication status  Published  15 Sept 2016 
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Structural Metallic Systems For Advanced Gas Turbine Applications
Bowen, P., Chiu, Y. & Reed, R.
Engineering & Physical Science Research Council
1/10/09 → 30/09/14
Project: Research Councils