MMonCa: An Object Kinetic Monte Carlo simulator for damage irradiation evolution and defect diffusion

I Martin-Bragado and A Rivera and G Valles and JL Gomez-Selles and MJ Caturla, COMPUTER PHYSICS COMMUNICATIONS, 184, 2703-2710 (2013).

DOI: 10.1016/j.cpc.2013.07.011

In this work, we introduce the Object Kinetic Monte Carlo (OKMC) simulator MMonCa and simulate the defect evolution in three different materials. We start by explaining the theory of OKMC and showing some details of how such theory is implemented by creating generic structures and algorithms in the objects that we want to simulate. Then we successfully reproduce simulated results for defect evolution in iron, silicon and tungsten using our simulator and compare with available experimental data and similar simulations. The comparisons validate MMonCa showing that it is powerful and flexible enough to be customized and used to study the damage evolution of defects in a wide range of solid materials. (C) 2013 Published by Elsevier B.V.

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