Sink strength calculations of dislocations and loops using OKMC

Ville Jansson, Lorenzo Malerba, A. De Backer, C.S. Becquart, C. Domain

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    We calculate the sink strength of dislocations and toroidal absorbers using Object Kinetic Monte Carlo and compare with the theoretical expressions. We get good agreement for dislocations and loop-shaped absorbers of 3D migrating defects, provided that the volume fraction is low, and fair agreements for dislocations with 1D migrating defects. The master curve for the 3D to 1D transition is well reproduced with loop-shaped absorbers and fairly well with dislocations. We conclude that, on the one hand, the master curve is correct for a wide range of sinks and that, on the other, OKMC techniques inherently take correctly into account the strengths of sinks of any shape, provided that an effective way of appropriately inserting the sinks to be studied can be found
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)218-226
    JournalJournal of Nuclear Materials
    Issue number1-3
    StatePublished - 11 Jul 2013

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