Cross slip in Cu - A molecular dynamics study

Dan Mordehai, Guy Makov, Itzhak Kelson

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The annihilations of screw dislocation dipoles via cross-slip in Cu were simulated using constant-temperature constant-stress molecular dynamics. The cross-slip mechanism and annihilation process of flexible dislocations in a large dipole configuration was identified as a dynamic variant of the Friedel-Escuig mechanism. The cross-slip rate was found to exhibit exponential dependence on the temperature, from which the activation enthalpy for the cross-slip process was calculated by the Arrhenius relation.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLinking Length Scales in the Mechanical Behavior of Materials
Number of pages6
StatePublished - 1 Dec 2005
Externally publishedYes
Event2005 MRS Spring Meeting - San Francisco, CA, United States
Duration: 28 Mar 20051 Apr 2005

Publication series

NameMaterials Research Society Symposium Proceedings
ISSN (Print)0272-9172


Conference2005 MRS Spring Meeting
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Francisco, CA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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