Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/22028
Title: Non-linear dynamics of microstructure evolution and hyper void-lattice formation
Authors: Semenov, AA
Woo, CH
Issue Date: 2008
Publisher: North-Holland
Source: Journal of nuclear materials, 2008, v. 382, no. 2-3, p. 96-102 How to cite?
Journal: Journal of nuclear materials 
Abstract: Irradiation damage accumulation in metals is studied via a dynamical description of the evolution of a system of interacting crystal defects, focusing on the complex behavior caused by system instability and symmetry-breaking. The case of a supercritical void ensemble in a temperature range where void growth is significantly affected by vacancy emission is specifically considered. Conditions of instability are found in the growth dynamics of the void system, the resulting bifurcation of which causes the shrinkage of some voids and the growth of others, resulting in coarsening of the ensemble. The presence of a small amount of one-dimensionally migrating self-interstitials with mean-free path comparable to the average distance between voids can bias the void coarsening process, such that the non-aligned voids have a much larger probability to shrink than the aligned ones. The post-bifurcation evolution leaves voids aligned along the crystallographic directions to form an imperfect lattice with empty lattice sites eventually filled by preferred nucleation. For this process to occur the irradiation temperatures must be higher than 0.4 of the melting temperature. The typically low number densities of voids at these temperatures necessarily entail a void lattice parameter much larger than when vacancy emission is negligible. The implication of the formation of the hyper void-lattice, an appellation adopted from earlier studies, on properties of one-dimensionally migrating self-interstitials is also discussed.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/22028
ISSN: 0022-3115
EISSN: 1873-4820
DOI: 10.1016/j.jnucmat.2008.08.015
Appears in Collections:Journal/Magazine Article

Access
View full-text via PolyU eLinks SFX Query
Show full item record

SCOPUSTM   
Citations

2
Last Week
0
Last month
1
Citations as of Aug 14, 2017

WEB OF SCIENCETM
Citations

2
Last Week
0
Last month
0
Citations as of Aug 13, 2017

Page view(s)

28
Last Week
1
Last month
Checked on Aug 13, 2017

Google ScholarTM

Check

Altmetric



Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.