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Title: Glide dislocation nucleation from dislocation nodes at semi-coherent {111} Cu–Ni interfaces

Using atomistic simulations and dislocation theory on a model system of semi-coherent {1 1 1} interfaces, we show that misfit dislocation nodes adopt multiple atomic arrangements corresponding to the creation and redistribution of excess volume at the nodes. We identified four distinctive node structures: volume-smeared nodes with (i) spiral or (ii) straight dislocation patterns, and volume-condensed nodes with (iii) triangular or (iv) hexagonal dislocation patterns. Volume-smeared nodes contain interfacial dislocations lying in the Cu–Ni interface but volume-condensed nodes contain two sets of interfacial dislocations in the two adjacent interfaces and jogs across the atomic layer between the two adjacent interfaces. Finally, under biaxial tension/compression applied parallel to the interface, we show that the nucleation of lattice dislocations is preferred at the nodes and is correlated with the reduction of excess volume at the nodes.
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  1. Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States). Materials Science and Technology Division
  2. Univ. of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE (United States). Dept. of Mechanical and Materials Engineering
  3. Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States). Theoretical Division
  4. Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI (United States). Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering
Publication Date:
Report Number(s):
Journal ID: ISSN 1359-6454
Grant/Contract Number:
AC52-06NA25396; 2008LANL1026: LDRD-ER20140450; 2008LANL1026; LDRD-ER20140450
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Acta Materialia
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 98; Journal Issue: C; Journal ID: ISSN 1359-6454
Research Org:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22)
Country of Publication:
United States
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; Atomistic simulations; Dislocation; Interface; Nucleation
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Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1251481