Tension-compression asymmetry in homogeneous dislocation nucleation in single crystal copper
MA Tschopp and DL McDowell, APPLIED PHYSICS LETTERS, 90, 121916 (2007).
This letter addresses the dependence of homogeneous dislocation nucleation on the crystallographic orientation of pure copper under uniaxial tension and compression. Molecular dynamics simulation results with an embedded-atom method potential show that the stress required for homogeneous dislocation nucleation is highly dependent on the crystallographic orientation and the uniaxial loading conditions; certain orientations require a higher stress in compression (e.g., 110 and 111) and other orientations require a higher stress in tension (100). Furthermore, the resolved shear stress in the slip direction is unable to completely capture the dependence of homogeneous dislocation nucleation on crystal orientation and uniaxial loading conditions. (c) 2007 American Institute of Physics.
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