Finite-sized atomistic simulations of screw dislocations

Shenoy, V. B. ; Phillips, R. (1997) Finite-sized atomistic simulations of screw dislocations Philosophical Magazine A, 76 (2). pp. 367-385. ISSN 0141-8610

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The interaction of screw dislocations with an applied stress is studied using atomistic simulations in conjunction with a continuum treatment of the role played by the far-field boundary condition. A finite cell of atoms is used to consider the response of dislocations to an applied stress and this introduces an additional force on the dislocation due to the presence of the boundary. Continuum mechanics is used to calculate the boundary force which is subsequently accounted for in the equilibrium condition for the dislocation. Using this formulation, the lattice resistance curve and the associated Peierls stress are calculated for screw dislocations in several close-packed metals. As a concrete example of the boundary force method, we compute the bow-out of a pinned screw dislocation; the line tension of the dislocation is calculated from the results of the atomistic simulations using a variational principle that explicitly accounts for the boundary force.

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