The study of Cu/Nb interface diffusion using molecular dynamics simulation

Condensed matter physics

The peculiarities of interfacial boundary diffusion where the boundary goes between nonmiscible metals with body-centered cubic (BCC) and face-centered cubic (FCC)lattices have been studied taking, as a case in point, the Cu/Nb system, and using the molecular dynamics method. The diffusion atomic displacements were shown to occur mainly near the mismatch dislocations and their intersections. The diffusion of the high-melting component was found to be characterized by high anisotropy with the predominant atomic displacement along the dense-packed direction in the interfacial boundary plane being common to FCC and BCC lattices with the Kurdyumov-Sachs mutual orientation.