- Conference date: 31 July-5 August, 2005
- Location: Baltimore, Maryland (USA)
Shear stresses are the driving forces for the creation of both point and extended defects in crystals subjected to high pressures and temperatures. Recently, we observed anomalous elastic materials response in shock‐compressed silicon and diamond in the course of our MD simulations and were able to relate this phenomenon to non‐monotonic dependence of shear stress on uniaxial compression of the material. Here we report results of combined density functional theory (DFT) and classical interatomic potentials studies of shear stresses in shock compressed covalent solids such as diamond and silicon for three low‐index crystallographic directions, 〈100〉, 〈110〉, 〈111〉. We observed a non‐monotonic dependence of DFT shear stresses for all three crystallographic directions which indicates that anomalous elastic response of shock compressed material is a real phenomenon and not an artifact of interatomic potentials used in MD simulations.
- Density functional theory
- Crystalline solids
- Interatomic potentials
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