Hydrogen Interaction with Dissolved Atoms and Relaxation Properties of Metal Solid Solutions
The H(D) atom’s interaction with one another, ‘heavy’ interstitial atoms (O, N, C), and substitutional atoms is analyzed on the basis of strain-induced (elastic) interaction. The interaction energies are calculated for bcc, fcc, and hcp metal solid solutions with regard to the discrete atomic structure of the host lattice. The elastic constants, Born-von Karman constants of the host lattice, and concentration expansion coefficients of the solid solution lattice due to solute atoms, are used as the parameters for numerical input. It is shown that the interaction is long-range, oscillating, and anisotropic. In all cases, the coordination shells of both types - with attraction and with repulsion - exist. The interaction energy dependence on the distance is due mainly to the crystal lattice type. The strain-induced interaction should be supplemented by repulsion in the nearest coordination shells for the case of interstitial-interstitial interaction and by chemical interaction in the case of H-substitutional interaction. Two examples are given for the use of the strain-induced interaction energies in calculations relaxation processes.
B.M. Darinskii and L.B. Magalas
M.S. Blanter and L. B. Magalas, "Hydrogen Interaction with Dissolved Atoms and Relaxation Properties of Metal Solid Solutions", Solid State Phenomena, Vol. 115, pp. 41-50, 2006