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Title: Twin boundary spacing effects on shock response and spall behaviors of hierarchically nanotwinned fcc metals

Atomistic deformation mechanisms of hierarchically nano-twinned (NT) Ag under shock conditions have been investigated using a series of large-scale molecular dynamics simulations. For the same grain size d and the same spacing of primary twins λ{sub 1}, the average flow stress behind the shock front in hierarchically NT Ag first increases with decreasing spacing of secondary twins λ{sub 2}, achieving a maximum at a critical λ{sub 2}, and then drops as λ{sub 2} decreases further. Above the critical λ{sub 2}, the deformation mechanisms are dominated by three type strengthening mechanisms: (a) partial dislocations emitted from grain boundaries (GBs) travel across other boundaries; (b) partial dislocations emitted from twin boundaries (TBs) travel across other TBs; (c) formation of tertiary twins. Below the critical λ{sub 2}, the deformation mechanism are dominated by two softening mechanisms: (a) detwinning of secondary twins; (b) formation of new grains by cross slip of partial dislocations. Moreover, the twin-free nanocrystalline (NC) Ag is found to have lower average flow stress behind the shock front than those of all hierarchically NT Ag samples except the one with the smallest λ{sub 2} of 0.71 nm. No apparent correlation between the spall strength and λ{sub 2} is observed in hierarchically NTmore » Ag, since voids always nucleate at both GBs and boundaries of the primary twins. However, twin-free NC Ag is found to have higher spall strength than hierarchically NT Ag. Voids can only nucleate from GBs for twin-free NC Ag, therefore, twin-free NC Ag has less nucleation sources along the shock direction when compared to hierarchically NT Ag, which requiring higher tensile stress to create spallation. These findings should contribute to the understandings of deformation mechanisms of hierarchically NT fcc metals under extreme deformation conditions.« less
Authors:
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  1. State Key Laboratory of Nonlinear Mechanics, Institute of Mechanics, Chinese Academy of Science, No.15, North 4th Ring, West Road ,Beijing 100190 (China)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22278063
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Journal of Applied Physics; Journal Volume: 115; Journal Issue: 6; Other Information: (c) 2014 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
75 CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS, SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND SUPERFLUIDITY; 77 NANOSCIENCE AND NANOTECHNOLOGY; COMPARATIVE EVALUATIONS; COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION; CORRELATIONS; CRYSTALS; DEFORMATION; DISLOCATIONS; FCC LATTICES; FLOW STRESS; GRAIN BOUNDARIES; GRAIN SIZE; MOLECULAR DYNAMICS METHOD; NANOSTRUCTURES; NUCLEATION; SILVER; SLIP