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X. Ding, Z. Zhao, T. Lookman, A. Saxena and E. K. H. Salje High Junction and Twin Boundary Densities in Driven Dynamical Systems Advanced Materials 24

Article first published online: 31 JUL 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/adma.201200986

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A novel mechanism for the generation of device materials with very high domain boundary densities is described: we shear the sample in a computer experiment and achieve higher twin densities than in rapid quench. These domain patterns are very stable. Elastically soft materials (image with 6.4equation image105 atoms) has greater twin densities than hard materials, even for nano-crystals.

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