Dislocation-interface interaction in nanoscale fcc metallic bilayers

SA Shao and SN Medyanik, MECHANICS RESEARCH COMMUNICATIONS, 37, 315-319 (2010).

DOI: 10.1016/j.mechrescom.2010.03.007

Dislocation-interface interactions are investigated in a Ni-Cu bilayer using molecular mechanics simulations. Nanoindentation model is used to generate dislocations in the top Ni layer and study their propagation through coherent (1 1 1) fcc interface into Cu. Although dislocations do propagate through, the interface acts as a strong barrier to gliding dislocations and contributes considerably to the overall strain hardening of the nanolayered material. Mechanisms of dislocation- interface interactions are analyzed. In particular, spreading of a dissociated dislocation core at the interface and interfacial stacking fault formation are investigated along with their effect on the material strengthening. Published by Elsevier Ltd.

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