Revealing the influence of carbon on shear-coupled grain boundary migrationin alpha-iron via molecular dynamics simulations
C Wang and Y Wang and ZT Yu and J Yin and WS Lai, MODELLING AND SIMULATION IN MATERIALS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING, 30, 085001 (2022).
Shear-coupled grain boundary (GB) migration is of importance theoretically on the mechanisms of GB behaviors and application oriented on the development of novel processing methods by plastic deformation. We demonstrate via molecular dynamics simulations that the interstitial species carbon may affect the shear-coupled migration in alpha-iron strongly. The impact of carbon selectively takes effect depending on the variety of grain boundaries. Specifically, the coupling factor of the sigma 9(221) GB is increased in the presence of carbon. While the carbon effect is inactive for the sigma 17(223) GB. The influence of carbon is revealed to be connected with the disconnection modes of grain boundaries. The results of the work implicate correlations between the carbon enrichment and the final microstructure after severe plastic deformation.
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