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Title: Compression-induced stacking fault tetrahedra around He bubbles in Al

Classic molecular dynamics methods are used to simulate the uniform compression process of the fcc Al containing He bubbles. The formation of stacking fault tetrahedra (SFTs) during the collapse of He bubbles is found, and their dependence on the initial He bubble size (0.6–6 nm in diameter) is presented. Our simulations indicate only elastic deformation in the samples for the He bubble size not more than 2 nm. Instead, increasing the He bubble size, we detect several small SFTs forming on the surface of the He bubble (3 nm), as well as the two intercrossed SFTs around the He bubbles (4–6 nm). All these SFTs are observed to be stable under further compression, though there may appear some SF networks outside the SFTs (5–6 nm). Furthermore, the dynamic analysis on the SFTs shows that the yield pressure keeps a near-linear increase with the initial He bubble pressure, and the potential energy of Al atoms inside the SFTs is lower than outside because of their gliding inwards. In addition, the pressure increments of 2–6 nm He bubbles with strain are less than that of Al, which just provides the opportunity for the He bubble collapse and the SFTs formation. Note that the current work only focuses onmore » the case that the number ratio between He atoms and Al vacancies is 1:1.« less
Authors:
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  1. Institute of Applied Physics and Computational Mathematics, Beijing 100094 (China)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22308148
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Journal of Applied Physics; Journal Volume: 116; Journal Issue: 16; 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; ALUMINIUM; ATOMIC CLUSTERS; ATOMS; COMPRESSION; CURRENTS; DEFORMATION; FCC LATTICES; HELIUM; MOLECULAR DYNAMICS METHOD; SIMULATION; STACKING FAULTS; STRAINS; SURFACES; VACANCIES