Evolution of atomic collision cascades in vanadium crystal with internal structure

S. G. Psakhie, K. P. Zolnikov, D. S. Kryzhevich, A. V. Zheleznyakov, V. M. Chernov

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The formation of radiation-damage regions (radiation-damage cascades) in vanadium crystallites with internal structures (intergrain boundary) has been simulated by the molecular-dynamic method. The interatomic interaction is described within the embedded-atom method. A relatively small number of clusters of intrinsic point defects (vacancies and self-interstitial atoms) are formed both in ideal vanadium crystallites and in crystallites with boundaries after the relaxation of atomic-displacement cascades. The evolutionary character of atomic-displacement cascades is determined in many respects by the presence of extended boundaries in materials. The intergrain boundaries hinder the propagation of atomic-displacement cascades and store many radiation-induced defects.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1002-1010
Number of pages9
JournalCrystallography Reports
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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