Atomistic calculations were employed in order to calculate the interaction energy of an edge dislocation with different point defects. The bias factor was calculated by applying a finite element method on the interaction energy landscapes obtained from the atomistic calculations. A comparison of the calculated bias factor with a model based on elasticity theory reveals around 30% discrepancy under conditions representative for electron irradiation at 600 °C. Possible reasons are discussed. The bias factor dependence on dislocation density and ambient temperature is presented and discussed.
|Journal||Journal of Nuclear Materials|
|State||Published - Oct 2013|