Mechanism of commensurate k = 1 3 - incommensurate phase transition

K. Parlinski, K. Ohno, Y. Kawazoe

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A simple three-dimensional orthorhombic model of particles with displacive degree of freedom interacting with the strain variables has been studied by molecular-dynamics technique. The modulated degree of freedom is coupled linearly to the shear and bilinearly to the bulk deformation component. The computer simulation has confirmed that the commensurate 1 3 - incommensurate phase transition mechanism relies in nucleation and growth of stripples build up from six domains of commensurate phase 1 3, separated by discommensurations. A method of visualizing the discommensurations in a modulated pattern is proposed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)439-447
Number of pages9
JournalComputational Materials Science
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1995 Mar

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Computational Mathematics


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