Thermal dissipation induced by fast-moving edge dislocations

QL Xiong and T Shimada and T Kitamura, JOURNAL OF APPLIED PHYSICS, 133, 185902 (2023).

DOI: 10.1063/5.0144016

Microscopic mechanics of thermal dissipation induced by fast-moving edge dislocations are crucial for a deeper understanding of the nature of plastic deformation. Herein, we study the thermal dissipation induced by a fast-moving edge dislocation and discuss the effect of non-Schmid stress on the thermal dissipation using molecular dynamics simulations that can quantitatively distinguish the thermal dissipation and stored energy part of the energy emitted from a moving dislocation. We show that, of the energy emitted by the fast-moving edge dislocation, no more than 5% is used to generate elastic distortion of the local atomic structure, especially at low-stress levels, and almost all the energy emitted by the moving dislocation is converted into thermal energy and dissipated. The thermal dissipation of the moving edge dislocation depends significantly on the non-Schmid stress, specifically, temperature rise decreases almost linearly as the non-Schmid stress normal to the slip plane increases, and the possible mechanism is disclosed.

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