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2010

A dislocation segment in a crystal experiences a “self force,” by virtue of the orientation-dependence of its elastic energy. If the crystal is elastically isotropic, this force is manifested as a couple acting to rotate the segment toward the lower energy of the pure screw orientation (i.e. acting to align the dislocation line with its Burgers…

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2009

Prismatic dislocation loops are the primary manifestation of radiation damage in crystals, and contribute to the phenomenon of radiation embrittlement. This undesirable effect, most serious for materials used in high-dose environments such as next-generation fission and future fusion reactors, results from the strong interaction between gliding dis…

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2008

We present the first derivation of the analytic expression for the Peierls-Nabarro potential for crowdion migration using the double sine-Gordon model. The analysis is guided by the group-specific trend in the shapes of the periodic lattice potentials calculated for the body-centered-cubic transition metals in groups 5B and 6B of the periodic table…

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2008

In this paper we model (111) self-interstitial defects, or crowdions, using an extended version of the analytical Frenkel-Kontorova model. We use a more general potential than the traditional sinusoidal one, and find that it can better describe the lattice potentials experienced by crowdions in the body-centred-cubic transition metals, as calculate…

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