Role of yttrium in activation of < c plus a > slip in magnesium: An atomistic approach

KH Kim and JB Jeon and NJ Kim and BJ Lee, SCRIPTA MATERIALIA, 108, 104-108 (2015).

DOI: 10.1016/j.scriptamat.2015.06.028

The effect of Y addition on the slip behavior of an edge dislocation on basal, prismatic and second-order pyramidal slip planes of Mg has been investigated using a molecular dynamics simulation. It is found that Y increases the critical resolved shear stress of basal slip more than that of non-basal slip and eventually reduces the difference in the CRSS between different slip systems, which is proposed as the reason for the experimentally reported activation of (c + a) slip in Mg-Y alloys. (C) 2015 Acta Materialia Inc. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

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