Computer Simulation Of Radiation Damage In Fe3Al


A computer simulation of the ordered Fe3Al lattice was devised. This lattice array consisted of 559 atoms interacting with two-body forces. To simulate radiation damage, a selected atom was given a known kinetic energy in a predetermined direction. The damage threshold in the [100] direction was found to be 22 eV while in the [110] direction the threshold was 44 eV. Vacancies and interstitials were found to be the normal stable defects, the interstitial residing in the split configuration oriented in the [110] direction. Replacement chains were prevalent in the [100] and [110] directions. Focusons served as the primary mechanism for dissipating energy from the collision chains in the [110] and [111] directions. Along a defocusing chain the energy dissipation appears to resemble a thermal spike, while near the end of the chain, especially in the [111] direction, there is an extensive lattice expansion due to energy dissipation which appears to give a plasticity spike. Disordering in the ordered alloy appears to be most significant along defocusing chains. © 1972, Taylor & Francis Group, LLC. All rights reserved.


Materials Science and Engineering

Second Department

Nuclear Engineering and Radiation Science


Atomic Energy Commission of Syria, Grant None

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01 Jan 1972