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Title: Discovering mechanisms relevant for radiation damage evolution

he response of a material to irradiation is a consequence of the kinetic evolution of defects produced during energetic damage events. Thus, accurate predictions of radiation damage evolution require knowing the atomic scale mechanisms associated with those defects. Atomistic simulations are a key tool in providing insight into the types of mechanisms possible. Further, by extending the time scale beyond what is achievable with conventional molecular dynamics, even greater insight can be obtained. Here, we provide examples in which such simulations have revealed new kinetic mechanisms that were not obvious before performing the simulations. We also demonstrate, through the coupling with higher level models, how those mechanisms impact experimental observables in irradiated materials. Lastly, we discuss the importance of these types of simulations in the context of predicting material behavior.
Authors:
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  1. Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Publication Date:
Report Number(s):
LA-UR-18-21071
Journal ID: ISSN 0927-0256
Grant/Contract Number:
AC52-06NA25396
Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Computational Materials Science
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 147; Journal Issue: C; Journal ID: ISSN 0927-0256
Publisher:
Elsevier
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
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; Reactions; Kinetics; Long time scales; Radiation damage
OSTI Identifier:
1440496