Crystalline anisotropy of shock-induced phenomena: Omni-directional multiscale shock technique

Kohei Shimamura, Masaaki Misawa, Satoshi Ohmura, Fuyuki Shimojo, Rajiv K. Kalia, Aiichiro Nakano, Priya Vashishta

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We propose an omni-directional multiscale shock technique (OD-MSST) to study the shock waves in an arbitrary direction of crystalline materials, atomistically based on the molecular dynamics simulation method. Using OD-MSST, we found transitions from elastic to shear-banding to plastic behaviors for a model covalent crystal. In addition to such a shock "phase diagram," a transition from inter-molecular to intra-molecular mechanochemical reaction pathways was found as a function of crystallographic orientation in an energetic van der Waals crystal.

Original languageEnglish
Article number071901
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Feb 15 2016
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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