Illustration of influence of the vacancy preference on the preciptitate growth.

Vacancy preference is described by parameter a* which gets the positive values for the preference towards precipitate and the negative ones for the preference towards matrix. The draft animations below show the vacancy trapping on the cluster to increase the cluster mobility.

a_minus_2 a_plus_2

a* = -2                                    a* = +2

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