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Conference Papers in Science
Volume 2014, Article ID 849241, 5 pages
Conference Paper

On the Issue of Radiation-Induced Instability in Binary Solid Solutions

Department of Physics, University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, Dehradun 248007, India

Received 4 February 2014; Accepted 18 March 2014; Published 3 April 2014

Academic Editors: R. K. Shivpuri and G. N. Tiwari

This Conference Paper is based on a presentation given by Santosh Dubey at “National Conference on Advances in Materials Science for Energy Applications” held from 9 January 2014 to 10 January 2014 in Dehradun, India.

Copyright © 2014 Santosh Dubey et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


The stability of a binary solid solution under irradiation has been studied. This has been done by performing linear stability analysis of a set of nonlinear reaction-diffusion equations under uniform irradiation. Owing to the complexity of the resulting system of eigenvalue equations, a numerical solution has been attempted to calculate the dispersion relations. The set of reaction-diffusion equations represent the coupled dynamics of vacancies, dumbbell-type interstitials, and lattice atoms. For a miscible system (Cu-Au) under uniform irradiation, the initiation and growth of the instability have been studied as a function of various control parameters.