Computer simulation of the induced Snoek effect of impurity-vacancy pairs in NaCl-type crystals

T. Keszthylyi, P. Kálmán, A. Tóth, J. Sárközi

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At room temperature and above, the solution hardening of NaCl:M2+ systems (where M2+ is a divalent cation impurity) is controlled by impurity (I)-vacancy (V) dipoles through the induced Snoek effect. As the movement of vacancies is essentially a diffusion, the rotation of I-V dipoles can be considered as a Markov process that can be simulated on a computer. In spite of the simplicity of the model and computation presented, they give fairly good numerical results for calcium-doped NaCl.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)197-201
Number of pages5
JournalMaterials Science and Engineering
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1984


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