Dallas R. Trinkle

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois, United States

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Publications (64)221.18 Total impact

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    ABSTRACT: The width and energy of low-index interfacial boundaries (IFBs) in Ni–Ni3Al are calculated using first-principles methods for temperatures ranging from 0 to 1300 K. The low-temperature, coherent and chemically sharp (1 0 0), (1 1 0) and (1 1 1) IFBs are studied using conventional spin-polarized density functional methods. Cluster expansion methods, as implemented in the ATAT software suite, are used to estimate the interfacial excess free energies (IEFEs) and composition and long-range order profiles of these defects as a function of temperature. The simple face-centered cubic-based cluster expansion produces interfacial widths in the range of 1.5–3.0 nm at 1000 K. Interfacial widths double in size with an increase in temperature of 500 K. We also find that the IEFEs for the (1 0 0), (1 1 0) and (1 1 1) IFBs are strongly temperature dependent, decreasing by 90% as temperature increases from 0 to 1000 K. While vibrational and electronic entropic contributions were also considered, changes in free energy are dominated by the configurational entropy. The predicted high-temperature IEFE is approximately 10 mJ m−2 which is in excellent agreement with previous fits to experimentally measured coarsening rates.
    Acta Materialia 08/2014; 75:60–70. · 3.94 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: The temperature-dependent diffusivity D(T) of hydrogen solute atoms trapped at dislocations-dislocation pipe diffusion of hydrogen-in deformed polycrystalline PdH_{x} (x∼10^{-3} [H]/[Pd]) has been quantified with quasielastic neutron scattering between 150 and 400 K. We observe diffusion coefficients for trapped hydrogen elevated by one to two orders of magnitude above bulk diffusion. Arrhenius diffusion behavior has been observed for dislocation pipe diffusion and regular bulk diffusion, the latter in well-annealed polycrystalline Pd. For regular bulk diffusion of hydrogen in Pd we find D(T)=D_{0}exp(-E_{a}/kT)=0.005exp(-0.23 eV/kT) cm^{2}/s, in agreement with the known diffusivity of hydrogen in Pd. For hydrogen dislocation pipe diffusion we find D(T)≃10^{-5}exp(-E_{a}/kT) cm^{2}/s, where E_{a}=0.042 and 0.083 eV for concentrations of 0.52×10^{-3} and 1.13×10^{-3}[H]/[Pd], respectively. Ab initio computations provide a physical basis for the pipe diffusion pathway and confirm the reduced barrier height.
    Physical Review Letters 07/2014; 113(2):025504. · 7.73 Impact Factor
  • Physical Review B 07/2014; 90(2):024306. · 3.66 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Transport coefficients, the elements of the so-called Onsager matrix, are essential quantities for modeling solid-state kinetics controlled by diffusion. In a face-centered-cubic structure, drag of solute atoms by vacancies can be caused by solute-vacancy binding at nearest neighbors. In order to investigate solute drag in alloys with interactions up to the third-nearest-neighbor sites, we extend an analytic method: the self-consistent mean field method. With this method, we calculate the Onsager matrix of model alloys to identify kinetic effects arising from individual and collective jump frequencies and assess the results on select cases using atomic kinetic Monte Carlo simulations. Using preexisting density functional theory data from various sources, we show that many impurities have low-temperature solute drag before changing to solute exchange at high temperatures. We evaluate the transition temperature for these alloys between these two regimes and compare the results with available experimental data. Some disagreement is found, which can be due both to experimental and numerical shortcomings. In order to guide diffusion calculations, the sensitivity of the Onsager matrix to the range of the kinetic correlation and to the input density functional theory data is studied.
    Physical Review B 03/2014; 89(14). · 3.66 Impact Factor
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    M. Ghazisaeidi, D. R. Trinkle
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    ABSTRACT: Oxygen greatly affects the mechanical properties of titanium. In addition, dislocations and twin boundaries influence the plastics deformation of hcp metals. As part of a systematic study of defects interactions in Ti, we investigate the interactions of oxygen with (10-12) twin boundary and (10-10) prism plane stacking fault. The energetics of four interstitial sites in the twin geometry are compared with the bulk octahedral site. We show that two of these sites located at the twin boundary are more attractive to oxygen than bulk while the sites away from the boundary are repulsive. Moreover, we study the interaction of oxygen with the prismatic stacking fault to approximate oxygen-dislocation interaction. We show that oxygen increases the stacking fault energy and therefore is repelled by the faulted geometry and consequently a dislocation core.
    Acta Materialia 03/2014; 76. · 3.94 Impact Factor
  • Brent J. Heuser, Dallas R. Trinkle, Tai-Ni Yang, Lilin He
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    ABSTRACT: Small-angle neutron scattering (SANS) measurements of hydrogen segregation at dislocations in heavily deformed single crystal Pd have been performed at very low solute concentration (PdH0.0016) at equilibrium with respect to hydrogen gas at 295 K. The net (the without-hydrogen measurement subtracted from with-hydrogen measurement) absolute differential macroscopic scattering cross section has been fit with a cylindrical form factor to represent the Cottrell atmosphere, yielding local trapped concentration δ ∼ 0.06 [H]/[Pd], local volumetric dilatation f ∼ 1.01, and trapping radius R ∼ 4 Å of the segregated hydrogen. This measurement augments SANS results below ambient temperature [B.J. Heuser, H. Ju, Phys. Rev. B 83 (2011) 094103]. The temperature dependence of the measured radius is confirmed by a Fourier transform of hydrogen occupation at dislocations based on an elastic continuum treatment [Trinkle et al., Phys. Rev. B 83 (2011) 174116]. The measured trapping parameters are consistent with a depopulation of weak long-range dislocation strain fields at ambient temperature; hydrogen binding to stronger core dislocation sites persists at 295 K and results in the measured net scattering. The local solute concentration and trapping radius (less than two Burgers vectors in Pd), are both too small to support optic mode dispersion due to inter-hydrogen interactions. This result supports the conclusion that trapped hydrogen undergoes a hydride to solid solution phase transformation between 200 and 300 K based on hydrogen vibration density of states measurements using incoherent inelastic neutron scattering [Trinkle et al., Phys. Rev. B 83 (2011) 174116, Ju et al., Nucl. Instr. Meth. Phys. Res. A 654, (2011) 522, and Heuser et al., Phys. Rev. B 78 (2008) 214101].
    Journal of Alloys and Compounds 11/2013; 577:189–191. · 2.73 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Transport coefficients, the elements of the so-called Onsager matrix, are essential quantities for modeling solid-state kinetics controlled by diffusion. Focusing on diffusion in binary alloys with a body-centered cubic crystal structure, we investigate the drag of solute atoms by vacancies, an effect induced by kinetic correlations. To accomplish this, an analytic method—the self-consistent mean field method—is extended to take into account interactions between the solute atom and a vacancy up to the third nearest neighbor sites. We identify kinetic effects involving one or more frequencies. Analytic results are compared with select atomic kinetic Monte Carlo simulations. We show that (1) solute drag is a more general phenomena than previously assumed, (2) it can induced by association and dissociation exchanges, and (3) we identify the mechanisms involved.
    Physical Review B 10/2013; 88:134201. · 3.66 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Stress introduces anisotropy in the transport coefficients in materials, affecting diffusion. Using first-principles quantum-mechanical methods for activation barriers of atomic jumps, combined with the extended self-consistent mean-field theory to compute transport coefficients with strain-reduced symmetry, we predict significant stress-induced anisotropy for Si impurity diffusion in nickel. This causes complex spatial- and temperature-dependent fluxes; as an example, the heterogenous strain field of a dislocation creates unusual flow patterns that affect mechanical and segregation behavior.
    Physical Review B 10/2013; 88:134108. · 3.66 Impact Factor
  • Henry H. Wu, Dallas R. Trinkle
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    ABSTRACT: We calculate first-principles interaction energies between substitutional solutes and oxygen interstitials in α-titanium and predict the effect of solutes on oxygen diffusion from those interactions. Interaction between 45 solutes across the periodic table and three oxygen interstitial sites are calculated with density-functional theory. The interaction energies show distinct trends across the periodic table corresponding to both atomic radii and the period. Changes in diffusion barrier due to solutes are modeled with the kinetically resolved activation barrier approximation. Solute effects at infinite dilution are numerically calculated and show both accelerated and reduced oxygen diffusivity.
    Journal of Applied Physics 06/2013; 113(22). · 2.19 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Density-functional theory energies, forces, and elastic constants determine the parametrization of an empirical, modified embedded-atom method potential for molybdenum. The accuracy and transferability of the potential are verified by comparison to experimental and density-functional data for point defects, phonons, thermal expansion, surface and stacking fault energies, and ideal shear strength. Searching the energy landscape predicted by the potential using a genetic algorithm verifies that it reproduces not only the correct bcc ground state of molybdenum but also all low-energy metastable phases. The potential is also applicable to the study of plastic deformation and used to compute energies, core structures, and Peierls stresses of screw and edge dislocations.
    Physical review. B, Condensed matter 06/2012; 85(21). · 3.66 Impact Factor
  • Joseph A. Yasi, Louis G. Hector Jr, Dallas R. Trinkle
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    ABSTRACT: We develop a geometry-based model from first-principles data for the interaction of solutes with a prismatic screw dislocation core, and predict the thermally activated cross-slip stress above room temperature in Mg alloys. Electronic structure methods provide data for the change in prismatic stacking fault energy for different possible fault configurations for 29 different solutes. The direct solute–dislocation interaction energies for solutes that produce stable prismatic screw dislocation cores (K, Na, Sc and Ca) is correlated with stacking fault misfits. This geometric interaction model produces similar prediction errors for all 29 solutes. The model predicts alloys with cross-slip stresses lower than pure Mg for three previously considered solutes (K, Na and Sc) and three new solutes (Ca, Y and Zr). The model also qualitatively confirms the experimental observation that Mg–Li alloys have lower cross-slip stress than pure Mg. In particular, low concentrations of Y are predicted to significantly decrease the cross-slip stress in Mg.
    Acta Materialia 03/2012; 60(5):2350–2358. · 3.94 Impact Factor
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    Joseph A. Yasi, Dallas R. Trinkle
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    ABSTRACT: Efficient computation of lattice defect geometries such as point defects, dislocations, disconnections, grain boundaries, interfaces and free surfaces requires accurate coupling of displacements near the defect to the long-range elastic strain. Flexible boundary condition methods embedded a defect in infinite harmonic bulk through the lattice Green function. We demonstrate an efficient and accurate calculation of the lattice Green function from the force-constant matrix for general crystals with an arbitrary basis by extending a method for Bravais lattices. New terms appear due to the presence of optical modes and the possible loss of inversion symmetry. By separately treating poles and discontinuities in reciprocal space, numerical accuracy is controlled at all distances. We compute the lattice Green function for a two-dimensional model with broken symmetry to elucidate the role of different coupling terms. The algorithm is generally applicable in two and three dimensions, to crystals with arbitrary number of atoms in the unit cell, symmetry, and interactions.
    Physical review. E, Statistical physics, plasmas, fluids, and related interdisciplinary topics 02/2012; 85(6). · 2.33 Impact Factor
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    M Ghazisaeidi, D R Trinkle
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    ABSTRACT: Previous density functional theory (DFT) studies of the 1/3 〈12¯10〉 screw dislocation in titanium have shown metastable core structures depending on the initial position of the dislocation line. We investigate this problem by modeling a screw dislocation with two initial positions using both DFT and a modified embedded atom (MEAM) potential for Ti with flexible boundary conditions. Both DFT and MEAM produce initial-position-dependent core structures. The MEAM potential stacking fault energies and core structures are in good agreement with DFT. MEAM potential computes the core energies and shows the behavior of both cores under applied strain. We found that the higher-energy core always reconstructs into the lower-energy one independent of the applied strain direction. Transformation from low- to high-energy core was not observed. Therefore, at T = 0 K, only the low-energy core is stable under applied strain.
    Acta Materialia 02/2012; 60(3):1287 - 1292. · 3.94 Impact Factor
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    Min Yu, Dallas R. Trinkle
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    ABSTRACT: We determine the stability and properties of interfaces of low-index Au surfaces adhered to TiO2(110), using density functional theory energy density calculations. We consider Au(100) and Au(111) epitaxies on rutile TiO2(110) surface, as observed in experiments. For each epitaxy, we consider several different interfaces: Au(111)//TiO2(110) and Au(100)//TiO2(110), with and without bridging oxygen, Au(111) on 1x2 added-row TiO2(110) reconstruction, and Au(111) on a proposed 1x2 TiO reconstruction. The density functional theory energy density method computes the energy changes on each of the atoms while forming the interface, and evaluates the work of adhesion to determine the equilibrium interfacial structure.
    The Journal of Physical Chemistry C 09/2011; 115:17799. · 4.84 Impact Factor
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    Henry H Wu, Dallas R Trinkle
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    ABSTRACT: How impurity atoms move through a crystal is a fundamental and recurrent question in materials. The previous models of oxygen diffusion in titanium relied on interstitial lattice sites that were recently found to be unstable--leaving no consistent picture of the diffusion pathways. Using first-principles quantum-mechanical methods, we find three oxygen interstitial sites in titanium, and quantify the multiple interpenetrating networks for oxygen diffusion. Surprisingly, all transitions contribute to diffusion.
    Physical Review Letters 07/2011; 107(4):045504. · 7.73 Impact Factor
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    Joseph A. Yasi, Hector, Jr., Louis G, Dallas R. Trinkle
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    ABSTRACT: We develop a first-principles model of thermally-activated cross-slip in magnesium in the presence of a random solute distribution. Electronic structure methods provide data for the interaction of solutes with prismatic dislocation cores and basal dislocation cores. Direct calculations of interaction energies are possible for solutes---K, Na, and Sc---that lower the Mg prismatic stacking fault energy to improve formability. To connect to thermally activated cross-slip, we build a statistical model for the distribution of activation energies for double kink nucleation, barriers for kink migration, and roughness of the energy landscape to be overcome by an athermal stress. These distributions are calculated numerically for a range of concentrations, as well as alternate approximate analytic expressions for the dilute limit. The analytic distributions provide a simplified model for the maximum cross-slip softening for a solute as a function of temperature. The direct interaction calculations predict lowered forming temperatures for Mg-0.7at.%Sc, Mg-0.4at.%K, and Mg-0.6at.%Na of approximately 250C.
    Acta Materialia 05/2011; · 3.94 Impact Factor
  • Dallas R. Trinkle, Joseph A. Yasi, Louis G. Hector Jr
    Magnesium Technology 2011, 04/2011: pages 13 - 15; , ISBN: 9781118062029
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    ABSTRACT: Hydrogen arranges at dislocations in palladium to form nanoscale hydrides, changing the vibrational spectra. An ab initio hydrogen potential energy model versus Pd neighbor distances allows us to predict the vibrational excitations for H from absolute zero up to room temperature adjacent to a partial dislocation and with strain. Using the equilibrium distribution of hydrogen with temperature, we predict excitation spectra to explain new incoherent inelastic neutron-scattering measurements. At 0K, dislocation cores trap H to form nanometer-sized hydrides, while increased temperature dissolves the hydrides and disperses H throughout bulk Pd.
    Physical review. B, Condensed matter 04/2011; 83. · 3.66 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: The Leibfried-Schlömann (LS) equation, a commonly assumed model for the pressure dependence of thermal conductivity Λ, is tested by measurements on compressed H2O using a combination of the time-domain thermoreflectance method with the diamond anvil cell technique. The thermal conductivity of ice VII increases by an order of magnitude between 2 and 22 GPa, reaching Λ≈25 W m-1 K-1. Over a large compression range of ≈4%–33%, the LS equation describes the pressure dependence of Λ of ice VII to better than 20%.
    Physical review. B, Condensed matter 04/2011; 83(13). · 3.66 Impact Factor
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    Min Yu, Dallas R Trinkle
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    ABSTRACT: We propose an efficient, accurate method to integrate the basins of attraction of a smooth function defined on a general discrete grid and apply it to the Bader charge partitioning for the electron charge density. Starting with the evolution of trajectories in space following the gradient of charge density, we derive an expression for the fraction of space neighboring each grid point that flows to its neighbors. This serves as the basis to compute the fraction of each grid volume that belongs to a basin (Bader volume) and as a weight for the discrete integration of functions over the Bader volume. Compared with other grid-based algorithms, our approach is robust, more computationally efficient with linear computational effort, accurate, and has quadratic convergence. Moreover, it is straightforward to extend to nonuniform grids, such as from a mesh-refinement approach, and can be used to both identify basins of attraction of fixed points and integrate functions over the basins.
    The Journal of Chemical Physics 01/2011; 134(6):064111. · 3.12 Impact Factor

Publication Stats

591 Citations
221.18 Total Impact Points


  • 2009–2014
    • University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
      • Department of Materials Science and Engineering
      Urbana, Illinois, United States
  • 2005–2008
    • Wright-Patterson Air Force Base
      Dayton, Ohio, United States
  • 2003–2008
    • The Ohio State University
      • Department of Physics
      Columbus, OH, United States
  • 2006
    • Air Force Research Laboratory
      Washington, Washington, D.C., United States
  • 2001
    • Los Alamos National Laboratory
      • Theoretical Division
      Los Alamos, CA, United States