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Publication Citation: Atomic Motion During the Migration of General [001] Tilt Grain Boundaries in Ni

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Author(s): Hao Zhang; David J. Srolovitz; Jack F. Douglas; James A. Warren;
Title: Atomic Motion During the Migration of General [001] Tilt Grain Boundaries in Ni
Published: August 24, 2007
Abstract: We generalize a previous study of the atomic motions governing grain boundary migration to consider arbitrary misorientations of [001] tilt boundaries. Our examination of the nature of atomic motions employed three statistical measures: the non-Gaussian parameter, the 'dynamic entropy', and the van Hove correlation function. These metrics were previously shown to provide a useful characterization of atomic motions both in glass-forming liquids and strained polycrystalline materials. As before, we find highly cooperative, string-like motion of atoms, but the grain boundary migration itself is a longer time scale process in which atoms move across the grain boundary. These observations are consistent with our previous results for Sigma 5 [001] tilt boundaries. It is evident from our work that the grain boundary structure and misorientation have a significant influence on the rate of grain boundary migration.
Citation: Acta Materialia
Volume: 55
Issue: 13
Pages: pp. 4527 - 4533
Keywords: grain boundaries;migration;simulation
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