Intensification of shock damage through heterogeneous phase transition and dislocation loop formation due to presence of pre-existing line defects in single crystal Cu

KV Reddy and C Deng and S Pal, JOURNAL OF APPLIED PHYSICS, 126, 174302 (2019).

DOI: 10.1063/1.5121841

In general, shock wave deformation studies of perfect single crystals may cause disagreement with the experimental findings as the complete elimination of all defects in the metallic system is not possible in reality. Here, we have studied the influence of edge and screw dislocations on the intensification of damage produced during the propagation of shock at various velocities. Various analyses have been performed such as common neighbor analysis, atomic strain analysis, stress analysis, and kinetic energy mapping to investigate the underlying plastic deformation mechanisms. Results have revealed that the presence of edge dislocations has caused intensified damage through localized amorphization and phase transition. In comparison with the perfect crystal, the presence of pre-existing edge dislocations has incurred an additional damage of similar to 17% to the specimen region. On the other hand, the presence of screw dislocations in the specimen causes damage through shear bands and dislocation loop formation, which is found to constitute greater than 80% of the specimen region. Published under license by AIP Publishing.

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