Katsuyo Thornton

L.H. and F.E. Van Vlack Professor


2022 HH Dow

T: (734) 615-1498






  1. Funkhouser, C, Mayer, M, Solis, F, and Thornton, K (2013). Effects of Interleaflet Coupling on the Morphologies of Multicomponent Lipid Bilayer MembranesJournal of Chemical Physics, 138(024909-1).

  2. Lee, L, Aagesen, L, Thornton, K, and Ku, P (2013). Origin of broad luminescence from site-controlled InGaN nanodots fabricated by selective-area epitaxyPhysica Status Solid A.

  3. Pisutha-Arnond, N, Chan, V, Elder, K, and Thornton, K (2013). Calculations of Isothermal Elastic Constants in the Phase-Field Crystal Model Physical Review B, 87(014103).

  4. Pisutha-Arnond, N, Chan, V, Iyer, M, Gavini, V, and Thornton, K (2013). Modeling Classical Denisty Functional Theory and Phase-Field Crystal Method Using Rational Functions to Describe Two-body Direct Correlation FunctionPhysical Review E , 87(013313).

  5. Aagesen, L, Lee, L, Ku, P, and Thornton, K (2012). Phase-Field Simulations of GaN/InGaN Quantum Dot Growth by Selective Are EpitaxyJournal of Crystal Growth, 361(57).

  6. Chan, VWL and Thornton, K (2012). Channel Size Distribution of Complex Three-Dimensional Microstructures Calculated from the Topological Characterization of Iso-Distance StructuresActa Materialia , 60:2509-2517.

  7. Madison, J, Spowart, J, Rowenhorst, D, Aagesen, L, Thornton, K, and Pollock, T (2012). Fluid flow and defect formation in the 3-dimensional dendritic structure of nickel-base single crystalsMetallurgical and Materials Transactions A – Physical Metallurgy and Materials Science, 43:369-380.

  8. Wang, F, Yu, H, Chen, M, Wu, L, Pereira, N, Thornton, K, Van der Ven, A, Zhu, Y, Amatucci, G, and Graetz, J (2012). Tracking Lithium Transport and Electrochemical Reactions in NanoparticlesNature Communications , 3(1201).

  9. Yu, H, Chen, H, and Thornton, K (2012). Extended Smoothed Boundary Method for Solving Partial Differential Equations with General Boundary Conditions on Complex BoundariesModelling and Simulation in Materials Science and Engineering, 20(075008).

  10. Yu, H, Van der Ven, A, and Thornton, K (2012). Simulations of the Kirkendall-Effect-Induced Deformation of Thermodynamically Ideal Binary Diffusion Couples with General GeometriesMetallurgical and Materials Transactions A – Physical Metallurgy and Materials Science, 43:3481-3500.

  11. Chen, H, Wilson, J, Cronin, S, Barnett, S, and Thornton, K (2011). Simulation of Coarsening in Three-Phase Solid Oxide Fuel Cell AnodeJournal of Power Sources, 196:1333-1337.

  12. Elder, KR, Thornton, K, and Hoyt, J (2011). The Kirkendall Effect in the Phase-Field Crystal ModelPhilosophical Magazine, 91:151-164.

  13. PD and ea (2011). Radiative Effects in Radiative Shocks in Shock TubesHigh Energy Density Physics, 7(130-140).

  14. Funkhouser, C, Solis, F, and Thornton, K (2010). Dynamics of Two-Phase Lipid Vesicles: Effects of Mechanical Properties on Morphology EvolutionSoft Matter, 6:3462 - 3466.

  15. Kwon, Y, Thornton, K, and Voorhees, P (2010). Morphology and Topology in Coarsening of Domains via Nonconserved and Conserved DynamicsPhilosophical Magazine, 90:317-335.

  16. Madison, J, Spowart, J, Rowenhorst, D, Aagesen, L, Thornton K, and Pollock, T (2010). Modeling Fluid Flow in Three-Dimensional Single Crystal Dendritic StructuresActa Materialia, 58:2864-2875 .

  17. Pisutha-Arnond, N, Yang, B, Lim, D, Asta, M, and Thornton, K (2010). Stability of Strained Thin Films with Interface Misfit Dislocations: A Multiscale Computational StudyThin Solid Films, 519:809-817.

  18. Thornton, K, Trinkle, DR, and Hennig, RG (2010). Applying for Computational Time on NSF’s TeraGrid—the World’s Largest Cyberinfrastructure Supporting Open Research JOM, 62:17-18.

  19. Van der Ven, A, Yu, H, Ceder, G, and Thornton, K (2010). Vacancy Mediated Substitutional Diffusion in Binary Crystalline SolidsProgress in Materials Science, 55:61-105.

  20. Wilson, JR, Cronin, JS, Duong, A, Rukes, S, Chen, H, Thornton, K, Mumm, D, and Barnett, SA (2010). Effect of Composition of (La0.8Sr0.2MnO3 - Y2O3-Stabilized ZrO2) Cathodes: Correlating Three-Dimensional Microstructure and Polarization ResistanceJournal of Power Sources, 195:1829-1840.

  21. Yeon, D, Huang, Z, Elder, K, and Thornton, K (2010). Density-Amplitude Formulation of the Phase-Field-Crystal Model for Two-Phase Coexistence in Two and Three DimensionsPhilosophical Magazine, 90:237-263.

  22. Chen, H, Kwon, Y, and Thornton, K (2009). Multifunctionality of Three-Dimensional Self-Assembled Composite StructureScripta Materialia, 61(1):52-55.

  23. Genau, A, Voorhees, P, and Thornton, K (2009). The Morphology of Topologically Complex InterfacesScripta Materialia, 60:301-304.

  24. Kwon, Y, Thornton, K, and Voorhees, P (2009). The Topology and Morphology of Bicontinuous Interfaces During CoarseningEurophysics Letters (EPL), 86(46005 ).

  25. Thornton, K, Nola, S, Garcia, R, Asta, M, and Olson, G (2009). Computational Materials Science and Engineering Education: Survey of Trends and NeedsJOM, 61:12-17.

  26. Wilson, J, Duong, A, Gameiro, M, Chen, H, Thornton, K, Mumm, D, and Barnett, S (2009). Quantitative Three-Dimensional Microstructure of a Solid Oxide Fuel Cell CathodeElectrochemistry Communications, 11:1052-1056.

  27. Yu, H, Yeon, D, Li, X, and Thornton, K (2009). Continuum Simulations of the Formation of Kirkendall-Effect-Induced Hollow Cylinder in Binary Substitutional Solids: Modeling and SimulationActa Materialia, 57:5348-5360.

  28. Solis, F, Funkhouser, C, and Thornton, K (2008). Conditions for Overall Planarity in Membranes: Applications to Multicomponent Membranes with Lamellar MorphologyEurophysics Letters, 82(38001).

  29. Thornton, K and Poulsen, HF (2008). Three-Dimensional Materials Science: An Intersection of Three-Dimensional Reconstructions and SimulationsMRS Bulletin, 33(587).

  30. Yu, H, Van der Ven, A, and Thornton, K (2008). Theory of Grain Boundary Diffusion Induced by the Kirkendall EffectApplied Physics Letters, 93(091908).

  31. Funkhouser, C, Solis, F, and Thornton, K (2007). Coupled Composition-Deformation Phase-Field Method for Multicomponent Lipid MembranePhysical Review E, 76(011912).

  32. Kwon, Y, Thornton, K, and Voorhees, P (2007). Coarsening of Bicontinuous Structures via Conserved and Nonconserved DynamicsPhysical Review E, 75(021120).

  33. Yeon, D, Cha, P, Lowengrub, J, Voigt, A, and Thornton, K (2007). Linear Stability Analysis for Step Meandering Instabilities with Elastic Interactions and Ehrlich-Schwobel BarriersPhysical Review E, 76(011601).

  34. Yu, H, Yeon, D, Van der Ven, A, and Thornton, K (2007). Substitutional Diffusion and Kirkendall Effect in Binary Crystalline Solids Containing Discrete Vacancy Sources and SinksActa Materialia, 55:6690-6704.

  35. Mendoza, R, Thornton, K, Savin, I, and Voorhees, P (2006). The evolution of interfacial topology during coarseningActa Materialia, 54(3):743-750.

  36. Rowenhorst, D, Kuang, J, Thornton, K, and Voorhees, P (2006). Three-dimensional analysis of particle coarsening in high volume fraction solid-liquid mixturesActa Materialia, 54(8):2027-2039.

  37. Slutsker, J, Thornton, K, Roytburd, A, J.A.Warren, and McFadden, G (2006). Phase Field Modeling of Solidification under StressPhysical Review B.

  38. Wilson, J, Kobsiriphat, W, Mendoza, R, Chen, H, Hiller, J, Miller, D, Thornton, K, Voorhees, P, Adler, S, and Barnett, S (2006). Three Dimensional Reconstruction of a Solid Oxide Fuel Cell AnodeNature Materials, 5:541-544.

  39. Thornton, K and Asta, M (2005). Current status and outlook of computational materials science education in the USModelling and Simulation in Materials Science and Engineering, 13(2):R53 - R69.

  40. Wise, SM, Lowengrub, JS, Kim, JS, Thornton, K, Voorhees, PW, and Johnson, WC (2005). Quantum dot formation on a strain-patterned epitaxial thin filmApplied Physics Letters, 87(13):133102.

  41. Bazant, M, Thornton, K, and Ajdari, A (2004). Diffuse-charge dynamics in electrochemical systemsPhysical Review E, 70(2):021506.

  42. Li, X, Thornton, K, Nie, Q, Voorhees, P, and Lowengrub, J (2004). Two- and three-dimensional equilibrium morphology of a misfitting particle and the Gibbs-Thomson effectActa Materialia, 52(20):5829 - 5843.

  43. Mendoza, R, Savin, I, Thornton, K, and Voorhees, P (2004). Topological complexity and the dynamics of coarseningNature Materials, 3(6):385 - 388.

  44. Thornton, K, Akaiwa, N, and Voorhees, P (2004). Large-scale simulations of Ostwald ripening in elastically stressed solids. II. Coarsening kinetics and particle size distributionActa Materialia, 52(5):1365 - 1378.

  45. Thornton, K, Akaiwa, N, and Voorhees, P (2004). Large-scale simulations of Ostwald ripening in elastically stressed solids: I. Development of microstructureActa Materialia, 52(5):1353 - 1364.

  46. Thornton, K, Agren, J, and Voorhees, P (2003). Modelling the evolution of phase boundaries in solids at the meso- and nano-scalesActa Materialia, 51(19):5675 - 5710.

  47. Akaiwa, N, Thornton, K, and Voorhees, P (2001). Large-scale simulations of microstructural evolution in elastically stressed solidsJournal of Computational Physics, 173(1):61 - 86.

  48. Thornton, K, Akaiwa, N, and Voorhees, P (2001). Dynamics of late-stage phase separation in crystalline solidsPhysical Review Letters, 86(7):1259 - 1262.

  49. Smith, K, Solis, F, Tao, L, Thornton, K, and de la Cruz, M (2000). Domain growth in ternary fluids: A level set approachPhysical Review Letters, 84(1):91 - 94.

  50. Thornton, K, Gaudlitz, M, Janka, H, and Steinmetz, M (1998). Energy Input and Mass Redistribution by Supernovae in the Interstellar MediumAstrophysical Journal, 500:95-119.