Interaction of hydrogen with dislocations in tungsten: An atomistic study

P Grigorev and D Terentyev and G Bonny and EE Zhurkin and G Van Oost and JM Noterdaeme, JOURNAL OF NUCLEAR MATERIALS, 465, 364-372 (2015).

DOI: 10.1016/j.jnucmat.2015.06.013

The interaction of interstitial hydrogen with a dislocation and point defects in tungsten is studied by means of atomistic simulations. Two different types of interatomic potentials were tested by comparing their results with available ab initio data. The recently developed embedded atom method potential showed a better agreement with ab initio results than the bond order potential. Static calculations involving screw and edge dislocations showed that hydrogen is attracted to the dislocation core in both cases. It is also found that hydrogen atoms prefer to arrange themselves as elongated clusters on dislocation lines. Molecular dynamics simulations of hydrogen migration along the edge dislocation core confirmed the results of the static calculations and demonstrated a strong attraction to the dislocation core and one-dimensional migration along it. (C) 2015 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

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