Interdependent Linear Complexion Structure and Dislocation Mechanics in Fe-Ni
V Turlo and TJ Rupert, CRYSTALS, 10, 1128 (2020).
Using large-scale atomistic simulations, dislocation mechanics in the presence of linear complexions are investigated in an Fe-Ni alloy, where the complexions appear as nanoparticle arrays along edge dislocation lines. When mechanical shear stress is applied to drive dislocation motion, a strong pinning effect is observed where the defects are restricted by their own linear complexion structures. This pinning effect becomes weaker after the first dislocation break-away event, leading to a stress-strain curve with a profound initial yield point, similar to the static strain aging behavior observed experimentally for Fe-Mn alloys with the same type of linear complexions. The existence of such a response can be explained by local diffusion-less and lattice distortive transformations corresponding to L1(0)-to-B2 phase transitions within the linear complexion nanoparticles. As such, an interdependence between a linear complexion structure and dislocation mechanics is found.
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