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From: Phase transitions in stable nanocrystalline alloys

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Schematic representation of the framework for identifying free energy minimizing nanocrystalline states by separately exploring solute and grain boundary network configuration spaces. The four configurations shown are all of the same volume (area), but have different relative proportions of grain boundary area (length); comparing across them at constant composition therefore speaks to the energetics of the boundary area and its interaction with the solute.

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