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1. chinaXiv:201809.00158 [pdf]


Subjects: Materials Science >> Metals and Alloys

理解合金元素如何调制金属材料的弹性模量在固体物理理论及金属材料的机械性能的工程设计领域都很重要。本文采用第一性原理方法计在合金原子浓度在 0.4 到 1.85 at% 范围内 12 种铁基固溶体的弹性模量并研究合金元素对 bcc 铁基体弹性模量的机制。

submitted time 2018-09-14 Hits899Downloads370 Comment 0

2. chinaXiv:201708.00302 [pdf]

Electronic origin of strain effects on solute stabilities in iron

Subjects: Materials Science >> Metals and Alloys

Nonuniform strain fields might induce the segregation of alloying solutes and ultimately lead to the mechanical performance degradation of body-centered-cubic (bcc) Fe based steels serving in extreme environments, which is worthy of investigation. In this paper, two typical volume conserving strains, shear strain (SS) and normal strain (NS), are proposed to investigate the strain effects on solute stabilities in bcc iron by first-principles calculations. For solutes in each transition metal group, the calculated substitution energy change due to SS exhibits a linear dependence on the valence d radius of the solutes, and the slope decreases in an exponential manner as a function of the absolute difference between the Watson’s electronegativity of iron and the averaged value of each transition metal group. This regularity is attributed to the Pauli repulsion between the solutes and the nearest neighboring Fe ions modulated by the hybridization of valence d bands and concluded to be originated from the characteristics of valence d bonding between the transition-metal solutes and Fe ions under SS. For main-group and post transition-metal solutes, the considerable drop of substitution energy change due to NS is concluded to be originated from the low-energy side shift of the widened valence s and p bands of the solutes. Our results indicate that the stabilities of substitutional solutes in iron under volume-conserving strain directly correlate with the intrinsic properties of the alloying elements, such as the valence d radius and occupancy, having or not having valence s and p bands.

submitted time 2017-08-23 Hits730Downloads505 Comment 0

3. chinaXiv:201708.00300 [pdf]

Surface-structure dependence of healing radiation-damage mechanism in nanoporous tungsten

Subjects: Materials Science >> Metals and Alloys

Under nuclear fusion environments, displacement damage in tungsten (W) is usually caused by neutrons irradiation through producing large quantities of vacancies (Vs) and interstitials (SIAs). These defects not only affect the mechanical properties of W, but also introduce trap sites for implanted hydrogen isotopes and helium. Nano-structured W with high fraction of free surfaces has been developed to mitigate the radiation damage. However, the mechanism of the surface reducing defects accumulation is not well understood. Using multiscale simulation methods, we investigated the interaction of the SIA and V with different surfaces at across length and time scales. We found that, at a typical operation temperature of 1000K, surface (110) preferentially heals radiation damage of W compared with surface (100) and boundary (310). On surface (110), the diffusion barrier for the SIA is only 0.68eV. The annihilation of the SIA-V happens via the coupled motion of the V segregation towards the surface from the bulk and the two dimensional diffusion of the SIA on the surface. Such mechanism makes the surface (110) owe better healing capability. On surface (100), the diffusion energy barrier for the SIA is 2.48eV, higher than the diffusion energy barrier of the V in bulk. The annihilation of the SIA-V occurs via the V segregation and recombination. The SIA was found to migrate one dimensionally along a boundary (310) with a barrier of 0.21eV, leading to a lower healing efficiency in the boundary. This study suggested that the on-surface process plays an important role in healing radiation damage of NP W in addition to surface-enhanced diffusion and annihilation near the surface. A certain surface structure renders nano-structured W more radiation-tolerant.

submitted time 2017-08-23 Hits748Downloads527 Comment 0

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