Evolution of Interfacial Structure and Stress Induced by Interfacial Lattice Mismatch in Layered Metallic Nanocomposites

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Original languageEnglish
Article number1800047
Journal / PublicationAdvanced Theory and Simulations
Volume1
Issue number8
Online published26 Jun 2018
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2018

Abstract

The interfacial structure directly affects the intrinsic residual stress caused by the interfacial lattice mismatch in layered metallic composites. This stress plays a dominant role in the mechanical, optical, magnetic, and thermal properties of nanocomposites. Here, the interfacial structure evolution and atomistic origin of intrinsic residual stress are figured out through the in situ characterization of atom arrangement and rearrangement in layered metallic nanocomposites with different interfacial misfit by using an atomistic approach. It is found that with the increment of the interfacial misfit, the interface roughens while the intrinsic residual stress increases and then reduces. The film structure dominates the evolution of interfacial structure and intrinsic residual stress when the interfacial misfit is low, whereas the effect of substrate structure on the interface and the stress is as important as the film structure with the increase of the interfacial misfit. The work demonstrates how the film structures affect the interfacial structure and intrinsic stress in layered metallic nanocomposites. Both the film and substrate structures should be taken into consideration to design layered
composites with excellent properties.The interfacial structure directly affects the intrinsic residual stress caused by the interfacial lattice mismatch in layered metallic composites. This stress plays a dominant role in the mechanical, optical, magnetic, and thermal properties of nanocomposites. Here, the interfacial structure evolution and atomistic origin of intrinsic residual stress are figured out through the in situ characterization of atom arrangement and rearrangement in layered metallic nanocomposites with different interfacial misfit by using an atomistic approach. It is found that with the increment of the interfacial misfit, the interface roughens while the intrinsic residual stress increases and then reduces. The film structure dominates the evolution of interfacial structure and intrinsic residual stress when the interfacial misfit is low, whereas the effect of substrate structure on the interface and the stress is as important as the film structure with the increase of the interfacial misfit. The work demonstrates how the film structures affect the interfacial structure and intrinsic stress in layered metallic nanocomposites. Both the film and substrate structures should be taken into consideration to design layered composites with excellent properties.

Research Area(s)

  • atomistic simulation, interfacial structure, intrinsic residual stress, layered metallic nanocomposites