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Development of an interatomic potential for phosphorus impurities in α-iron

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)S2629-S2642
JournalJournal of Physics: Condensed Matter
Issue number27
Publication statusPublished - 2004


We present the derivation of an interatomic potential for the iron-phosphorus system based primarily on ab initio data. Transferability in this system is extremely problematic, and the potential is intended specifically to address the problem of radiation damage and point defects in iron containing low concentrations of phosphorus atoms. Some preliminary molecular dynamics calculations show that P strongly affects point defect migration.

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