Behavior of Frank-loops under stress environment

Yunmin Yang, Hiroaki Abe, Naoto Sekimura

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To investigate the behaviors of Frank-loops under stress environment, molecular dynamics simulations of compression processes were carried out for copper lattices containing one Frank-loop. The results showed that both interstitial and vacancy type Frank-loops became sources of dislocation under stress, and accompanying unfaulting process, the Frank-loops were broken up instead of becoming perfect loop.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)293-300
Number of pages8
JournalPhysics Letters, Section A: General, Atomic and Solid State Physics
Issue number3-4
Publication statusPublished - 2003 Aug 25
Externally publishedYes


  • Deformation mechanism
  • Frank loops
  • Molecular dynamics simulation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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