Improved model for atomic displacement calculation
1 CEA, Cadarache, DEN/DER/SPRC/LEPh, 13108 Saint Paul Les Durance, France
2 I-MEP2, University Grenoble Alpes, 38402 Saint Martin d'Heres, France
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Published online: 30 September 2020
Atomic displacement is one of the key factors that influence the behaviors of material properties during and after irradiation. Many models, including the international standard metric Norgett-Robinson-Torrens model (NRT), have been developed to calculate the number of Displacement per Atom (DPA) using the energy of Primary Knocked-on Atom (PKA) as a major parameter. However, extensive experiments and simulations indicate that the NRT-DPA model seriously overestimates (about 3 times) the actual DPA. Nordlund recently developed the Athermal Recombination-Corrected DPA (ARC-DPA) model, which shows that the Molecular Dynamics (MD) simulations can be directly used to compute DPA by fitting the simulated data for each isotope. The present work proposes a simpler expression for the efficiency function to calculate the DPA without requiring fitting parameters as needed in the ARC-DPA model. Our DPA calculation results utilizing the improved efficiency function are validated against the experimental data for the Fe, Ni, Cu, and Ag. The applications in fast breeder nuclear reactors show good agreement with the ARC-DPA metric for 56Fe.
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