Interaction between a screw dislocation and stacking faults in FCC metals
HJ Wei and YG Wei, MATERIALS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING A-STRUCTURAL MATERIALS PROPERTIES MICROSTRUCTURE AND PROCESSING, 541, 38-44 (2012).
The mechanical properties of polycrystalline metals greatly depend on the interaction between lattice dislocation and planar defects, but some details about this interaction still need to be explored. In this paper, we investigated the impingement of a screw dislocation on intrinsic stacking fault (SF) and extrinsic stacking faults (ESF) in different FCC metals by using the molecular dynamics simulations. As a screw dislocation approaches a SF from one side, the response of SF will be one of the results: (1) annihilated; (2) transformed into ESF; (3) penetrated. Also, as a screw dislocation interacts with ESF, the response of ESF will be one of the results: (1) transformed into a three-layer thick twin; (2) into an SF; (3) penetrated. Dimensionless parameters relevant to the planar fault energies and their ratios are used to predict the propensity to different interaction modes. The results reveal the evolution law of internal defects clearly, which will be significant to further understand the details of plastic deformation and to seek the underlying techniques for strengthening metals. (C) 2012 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
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