Johnson-Mehl-Avrami-Kolmogorov model applied to describe the site blocking effect in interstitial solid solution

30 October 2023, Version 1
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Interstitial solid solutions, such as carbon in steels or hydrogen in metal and alloys, are important materials for many applications. Thermodynamic models that accurately predict the behavior of interstitial solid solution are essential for designing new materials and to improve computational materials tools. In this work, we revisited the problem of calculating the configurational entropy of interstitial solid solutions when site blocking effect occurs. Using an unprecedented approach, we propose a new site blocking model that uses the Johson-Mehl-Avrami-Kolmogorov (JMAK) equation to calculate the fraction of blocked sites. The proposed model (to be called JMAK model) allows to estimate the number of blocked sites considering the site blocking overlapping phenomenon in a simple and direct way. The JMAK model was validated by comparing the calculated values of configurational entropy with both numerical simulation and experimental data.


interstitial solid solution
configurational entropy
site blocking effect
Johnson-Mehl-Avrami-Kolmogorov model


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