Hydrogen-induced change in core structures of 110111 edge and 110111 screw dislocations in iron

S Wang and N Hashimoto and S Ohnuki, SCIENTIFIC REPORTS, 3, 2760 (2013).

DOI: 10.1038/srep02760

Employing the empirical embedded-atom method potentials, the evolution of edge and screw dislocation core structure is calculated at different hydrogen concentrations. With hydrogen, the core energy and Peierls potential are reduced for all dislocations. A broaden-core and a quasi- split core structure are observed for edge and screw dislocation respectively. The screw dislocation and hydrogen interaction in body- centred cubic iron is found to be not mainly due to the change of elastic modulus, but the variation of dislocation core structure.

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