Frenkel pair accumulation induced crystallization of amorphous MgAl2O4

Alain Chartier, Tomokazu Yamamoto, Kazuhiro Yasuda, Constantin Meis, Syo Matsumura

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The epitaxial and homogeneous irradiation induced re-crystallization of amorphous MgAl2O4 was studied by means of continuous Frenkel pair accumulation in the molecular dynamics framework. Present results point out that the re-crystallization induced by Frenkel pair accumulation appears in both cases to be thermally enhanced but non diffusive. It is governed by a local rearrangement of each point defect in the homogeneous case, while spontaneous Frenkel pair recombination process in the crystalline part or at the interface drives the re-crystallization in the epitaxial case.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)188-192
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Nuclear Materials
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Aug 31 2008

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • General Materials Science
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering


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