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Radiation effects of heavy ions on $\alpha$-iron mechanical properties

Grant number: 18/22637-4
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): May 01, 2019
Effective date (End): June 30, 2020
Field of knowledge:Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Physics - Condensed Matter Physics
Principal Investigator:Pedro Augusto Franco Pinheiro Moreira
Grantee:Isadora Balbino Cavassani
Home Institution: Centro de Ciências Exatas e de Tecnologia (CCET). Universidade Federal de São Carlos (UFSCAR). São Carlos , SP, Brazil


Materials under swift heavy ion radiation have their mechanical properties changed. The project aim is to simulate through Molecular Dynamics the cascade collision effects on iron. Thus, we will carry out Prymary Knock-on atoms, determing the threshold displacement energy for defect creation in the $\alpha$-iron lattice, and evaluate the elastic constants of affected material, comparing to the pristine material.