Molecular-dynamics study of crystal structure defect formation by the thermal fluctuation mechanism during high-rate deformation

S. G. Psakhie, K. P. Zolnikov, D. S. Kryzhevich, A. G. Lipnitskiǐ

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The possibility of structural defect generation in materials with the ideal crystal lattice under dynamic loading conditions in a broad temperature range has been studied by means of molecular dynamics using the embedded atom method with many-body interatomic interaction potentials. It is shown that thermal fluctuations can lead to a jumplike nucleation of defects in the ideal crystal under high-rate deformation conditions. Features of the defect nucleation via this mechanism are analyzed for various temperatures and loading regimes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)101-102
Number of pages2
JournalTechnical Physics Letters
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2006


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  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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