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The Scratch Behaviors of Copper Bi-Layers by a Diamond Tip: A Molecular Statics Study

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The scratch deformation behaviors of two bicrystal coppers (Cu(100)/Cu(110) and Cu(110)/Cu(100)) during the nanoscratching process were explored and compared with their single crystal ingredients by the molecular statics simulations. The effects of lattice configuration and scratch depth were investigated in this study. The results showed that the motion of dislocations was blocked in the bicrystal interface until the dislocations accumulated enough energy to move. From the study, it was found that the bicrystal interfaces can provide resistance to the motion of dislocations, and can strengthen the mechanical properties of copper materials.
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Keywords: BICRYSTALS; MOLECULAR STATICS; NANOSCRATCHING; SCRATCH MORPHOLOGY

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: 2010-11-01

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