Machine-learning potentials for crystal defects

R Freitas and YF Cao, MRS COMMUNICATIONS, 12, 510-520 (2022).

DOI: 10.1557/s43579-022-00221-5

Decades of advancements in strategies for the calculation of atomic interactions have culminated in a class of methods known as machine- learning interatomic potentials (MLIAPs). MLIAPs dramatically widen the spectrum of materials systems that can be simulated with high physical fidelity, including their microstructural evolution and kinetics. This framework, in conjunction with cross-scale simulations and in silico microscopy, is poised to bring a paradigm shift to the field of atomistic simulations of materials. In this prospective article we summarize recent progress in the application of MLIAPs to crystal defects.

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