Order-disorder transition under shearing: Application to ball milling

P. Pochet, P. Bellon, L. Chaffron, G. Martin

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The evolution under sustained shear of an ordered crystal with B2 structure is studied by Monte-Carlo simulation: the effect of shearing is modelled by shifts of atomic planes, while thermally activated atomic diffusion is promoted by the motion of one vacancy. The tricritical point expected in the dynamical phase diagram from mean field theories and from Monte-Carlo simulations in the limit of weak driving (few atoms shifted at once) does not appear in such simulations, much in the same way as for `large cascade size' in alloys under irradiation. However an unexpected bifurcation in microstructures is observed which could be related to the order-disorder transition experimentally observed under ball-milling.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)13-18
Number of pages6
JournalMaterials Research Society Symposium - Proceedings
StatePublished - 1996
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1995 Fall MRS Symposium - Boston, MA, USA
Duration: Nov 27 1995Nov 30 1995

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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