Simulation of radiation-induced structural transformation in amorphous metals

T. Mattila, R.M. Nieminen, M. Dzugatoo

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Molecular-dynamics simulations investigating the radiation-induced structural transformations in metallic glasses are reported. We have studied three models of an equilibrium simple glass, possessing a pronounced icosahedral local order. Two of these are monatomic and one represents the amorphous Ni-P alloy. A detailed analysis of the evolution of the structural damage induced by irradiation is presented. In all the systems, a persistent residual reduction in icosahedral order is observed. An important finding of this study is that the metallic glasses are able to sustain a considerable increase in the number of vacancies which arises as a result of the irradiation-induced structural transformation.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)192-200
JournalPhysical Review B
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1996
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


  • amorphous metals


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