Defect-interface interactions Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • © 2015 Published by Elsevier Ltd. Abstract Nanostructured materials contain an extremely high density of interfaces. The properties of these materials when exposed to extreme conditions of radiation dose, stress, deformation, or temperature are largely determined by defect-interface interactions. In this article, we review the present understanding of defect-interface interactions in single-phase and two-phase metal and oxide nanocomposites, emphasizing how interface structure affects interactions with point, line, and planar defects. We also review the crystallographic, chemical, and morphological stability of interfaces in different extreme environments: irradiation and mechanical deformation. Our current understanding of these topics prompts new questions that will maintain interfaces in crystalline solids at the frontier of materials research for years to come.

author list (cited authors)

  • Beyerlein, I. J., Demkowicz, M. J., Misra, A., & Uberuaga, B. P.

citation count

  • 272

publication date

  • October 2015