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A. Larche´ –Cahn Derivatives Let f ðr~Þ be defined on the set of admissible density lists. As noted above, the standard partial derivatives ›f =›ra are not defined. To free f of the lattice constraint, choose a species z as reference, use the lattice constraint to express rz as a function rz ¼ rsites 2 N X ra a¼1 a–z of the list ðr1 ; r2 ; …; rz21 ; rzþ1 ; …; rN Þ of remaining densities, and consider f as a function f ðzÞ of the remaining densities by defining N f ðzÞ ðr1 ; r2 ; …; rz21 ; rzþ1 ; …; rN Þ ¼ f ðr~Þl z sites X ra |ﬄﬄﬄﬄﬄﬄﬄﬄﬄﬄﬄ{zﬄﬄﬄﬄﬄﬄﬄﬄﬄﬄﬄ} r ¼r 2 rz missing ð9:1Þ a¼1 a–z The domain of f ðzÞ is then open, since the arguments of f ðzÞ may be varied slightly without violating the lattice constraint; thus the partial derivatives › f ð zÞ ; ›ra › 2 f ðz Þ ›ra ›rb are well defined.

9). Thus we are led to the Intrinsicality hypothesis Given any migrating control volume RðtÞ; the expended power Eq. 9) is independent of the choice of velocity field v›R ðx; tÞ used to describe the migration of ›RðtÞ: This hypothesis has strong consequences. Choose a migrating control volume RðtÞ and an arbitrary tangential vector field on ›R: Then, by Eq. 3) v› R ¼ V› R n þ a ð12:6Þ is a velocity field for ›RðtÞ; and the requirement that the expended power be invariant under changes in v›R is equivalent to the requirement that this power be A Unified Treatment of Evolving Interfaces 59 independent of the choice of tangential field a: By Eqs.

5), and the sentence containing Eq. 18), ›ðzÞ C^ ›C^ ðzÞ ¼ ¼ m^zz ¼ 0: ›rz ›rz Fix a species z and choose an arbitrary process consistent with the constitutive equations. Then, by Eq. 13) holds in all such processes leads to the inequality ( ) ( ) N X ›C^ ðE; r~Þ ›C^ ðzÞ ðE; r~Þ az ^ _ 2 TðE; r~Þ ·E þ 2 m^ ðE; r~Þ r_a ›E ›ra a¼1 2 N X 7maz ·Mab ðE; r~Þ7mbz # 0; ð9:25Þ a;b¼1 for each choice of the free-index z: If, for the moment, we restrict attention to spatially constant processes, then this inequality reduces to ( ) ( ) N ð zÞ ^ X ›C^ ðE; r~Þ › C ðE; r ~ Þ az ^ 2 TðE; r~Þ ·E_ þ 2 m^ ðE; r~Þ r_a # 0: ð9:26Þ a ›E › r a¼1 This inequality must hold for all EðtÞ and all admissible density lists r~ðtÞ: Assuming that the atomic densities are independent of time leads to the requirement that T^ ¼ ›C^ =›E and Eq.