Thermally activated transport of a dislocation loop within an elastic model

Kazuhito Ohsawa, Eiichi Kuramoto

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We report thermally activated transport of a dislocation loop in terms of a line tension model, where the dislocation line is assumed to be a flexible string. According to conventional rate theory, the features of thermal activation are determined by the saddle-point geometry in high dimensional configuration space. If the circumference of a dislocation loop L is longer than a critical length Lc, the selected saddle-point configuration is the well known double-kink type solution. On the other hand, the manner of the thermal activation of a dislocation loop shorter than Lc is rather point-defect-like. In the present work, we pay attention to the temperature dependence of transition rate which is represented such as ν0* exp (- E / kB T). The pre-exponential factor depends on temperature like ν0* ∼ T- 1 / 2 for sufficiently long dislocation loops on the basis of the analysis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)327-331
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Nuclear Materials
Volume367-370 A
Issue numberSPEC. ISS.
Publication statusPublished - Aug 1 2007

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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


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