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Citation: W. Setyawan, N. Gao, and R.J. Kurtz (2018), "A tungsten-rhenium interatomic potential for point defect studies", Journal of Applied Physics, 123(20), 205102. DOI: 10.1063/1.5030113.
Abstract: A tungsten-rhenium (W-Re) classical interatomic potential is developed within the embedded atom method interaction framework. A force-matching method is employed to fit the potential to ab initio forces, energies, and stresses. Simulated annealing is combined with the conjugate gradient technique to search for an optimum potential from over 1000 initial trial sets. The potential is designed for studying point defects in W-Re systems. It gives good predictions of the formation energies of Re defects in W and the binding energies of W self-interstitial clusters with Re. The potential is further evaluated for describing the formation energy of structures in the σ and χ intermetallic phases. The predicted convex-hulls of formation energy are in excellent agreement with ab initio data. In pure Re, the potential can reproduce the formation energies of vacancies and self-interstitial defects sufficiently accurately and gives the correct ground state self-interstitial configuration. Furthermore, by including liquid structures in the fit, the potential yields a Re melting temperature (3130 K) that is close to the experimental value (3459 K).

LAMMPS pair_style eam/alloy (2018--Setyawan-W--W-Re--LAMMPS--ipr1)
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Notes: This file was provided by Wahyu Setyawan (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory) on 2 February 2019 and posted with his permission.
Citation: G. Bonny, A. Bakaev, D. Terentyev, and Y.A. Mastrikov (2017), "Interatomic potential to study plastic deformation in tungsten-rhenium alloys", Journal of Applied Physics, 121(16), 165107. DOI: 10.1063/1.4982361.
Abstract: In this work, an interatomic potential for the W-Re system is fitted and benchmarked against experimental and density functional theory (DFT) data, of which part are generated in this work. Having in mind studies related to the plasticity of W-Re alloys under irradiation, emphasis is put on fitting point-defect properties, elastic constants, and dislocation properties. The developed potential can reproduce the mechanisms responsible for the experimentally observed softening, i.e., decreasing shear moduli, decreasing Peierls barrier, and asymmetric screw dislocation core structure with increasing Re content in W-Re solid solutions. In addition, the potential predicts elastic constants in reasonable agreement with DFT data for the phases forming non-coherent precipitates (σ- and χ-phases) in W-Re alloys. In addition, the mechanical stability of the different experimentally observed phases is verified in the temperature range of interest (700–1500 K). As a conclusion, the presented potential provides an excellent tool to study plasticity in W-Re alloys at the atomic level.

EAM tabulated functions (2017--Bonny-G--W-Re--table--ipr1)
Notes: These files were sent by Dr. Giovanni Bonny (Nuclear Materials Science Institute of SCK-CEN, Belgium) on 2 November 2017 and posted with his permission.
W F(ρ): F_W.spt
Re F(ρ): F_Re.spt
W ρ(r): rhoW.spt
Re ρ(r): rhoRe.spt
W-W φ(r): pWW.spt
Re-Re φ(r): pReRe.spt
W-Re φ(r): pWRe.spt

LAMMPS pair_style eam/alloy (2017--Bonny-G--W-Re--LAMMPS--ipr1)
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Notes: LAMMPS-compatible file sent by Dr. Giovanni Bonny (Nuclear Materials Science Institute of SCK-CEN, Belgium) on 2 November 2017 and posted with his permission.
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Notes: Listing found at https://openkim.org. This KIM potential is based on the files from 2017--Bonny-G--W-Re--LAMMPS--ipr1.
Date Created: October 5, 2010 | Last updated: June 09, 2022