Dislocation behavior in KCl crystal under uniaxial compression: Molecular dynamics simulation

Takahiro Kinoshita, Tsutomu Mashimo, Katsuyuki Kawamura

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Abstract

Molecular dynamics simulations of dislocations behavior in KCl crystal under uniaxial compression along the [100], [110], and [111] axis directions were performed to discuss the elastoplastic transition under shock compression. The simulation results showed that the dislocation moved along about 45 deg to the uniaxial compression direction through the displacements of atomic lines around the dislocation core. Under uniaxial compression along the [111] axis direction, two extra half-(011) planes were inserted as dislocations in KCl crystal. The minimum stress for dislocation motion under the uniaxial compression along the [111] axis direction was much larger than those under the uniaxial compressions along the [100] and [110] axis directions. It was suggested that the large minimum stress for dislocation motion along the [111] axis direction was caused by the existence of two edge dislocations which were inserted as extra half-(011) planes. This anisotropic behavior was consistent with the experimental measurement of Hugoniot-elastic limit.

Original languageEnglish
Article number093517
JournalJournal of Applied Physics
Volume101
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 21 2007

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