Accession Number:

ADA224237

Title:

Percolation and Low Density Materials: Theory and Applications

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Oct 1984-30 Sep 1989

Corporate Author:

BOSTON UNIV MA DEPT OF PHYSICS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1990-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

47.0

Abstract:

In the past several years it has become increasingly clear that connectivity or percolation concepts play an important role in understanding the properties of these low-density materials. The full exploitation of this important link between material properties and connectivity has, until recently, been hampered by the scarcity of reliable methods to handle the complex connectivity problem and the lack of tractable models that retain the essential physics. Substantial progress has been made and with this progress the beginning of important applications of percolation to several materials problems such as elasticity, nucleation, spinodal decomposition and diffusion in disordered alloys. Keywords Nucleation, Complex connectivity problem, Spinodal decomposition, Percolation concepts, Low-density materials, Material, Properties, Disordered alloys, Diffusion, Elasticity.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical Chemistry
  • Laminates and Composite Materials

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE