Solute and dislocation junction interactions

TitleSolute and dislocation junction interactions
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2008
AuthorsChen Q, Liu XY, Biner SB
Journal TitleActa Materialia
Date PublishedAug
Type of ArticleArticle
ISBN Number1359-6454
Accession NumberISI:000257961100002
Keywordsalloys, bulk diffusion, dislocation dynamics, dynamics, FCC METALS, field, hydrogen, interstitials, Monte Carlo techniques, MOTION, PIPE DIFFUSION, segregation, simulation, strength

In this study, the role of solute segregation on the strength and the evolution behavior of dislocation junctions is studied by utilizing kinetic Monte Carlo and three-dimensional dislocation dynamics simulations. The different solute concentrations and the character of the junctions are all included in the simulations in an effort to make a parametric investigation. The results indicate that the solutes have a profound effect on the strength of the junctions. Solute segregation can lead to both strengthening and weakening behavior, depending upon the evolution of the dislocation junctions. The local solute concentration seems to be the more relevant parameter to characterizing the solute and dislocation interactions, due to the short-range stress field of solutes; and its bounds are set by the unconstrained volume dilatation. (C) 2008 Acta Materialia Inc. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

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