Molecular dynamics study on eutectic phenomena between two metal materials is performed for development of a new MPS-based code named ‘COMPASS’  being developed for meso-scale analysis of core disruptive accidents in Sodium-cooled fast reactor. In this study, Cu-Ag system is simulated by classical molecular dynamics to provide knowledge on detailed mechanisms on the inception and extension of eutectic melting. Embedded Atom Method  which has been used in many studies associated with atomic behavior of metals is applied. First, melting temperature of solid solution of Cu-Ag binary system is investigated. The analytical result on the dependence of the melting temperature on the atomic fraction of Cu shows good agreement with the experiments. The melting behavior on the interface between two pure Cu and Ag slabs are then simulated. It is shown that the melting temperature at the interface is lowered depending on the local value of the atomic fraction there and is almost identical to that of solid solution with the corresponding atomic fraction.
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R&D of the Next Generation Safety Analysis Methods for Fast Reactors With New Computational Science and Technology: 5 — Study of Eutectic Reaction Between Metals: Classical Molecular Dynamics Approach
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Ito, T. "R&D of the Next Generation Safety Analysis Methods for Fast Reactors With New Computational Science and Technology: 5 — Study of Eutectic Reaction Between Metals: Classical Molecular Dynamics Approach." Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Nuclear Engineering. Volume 2: Fuel Cycle and High Level Waste Management; Computational Fluid Dynamics, Neutronics Methods and Coupled Codes; Student Paper Competition. Orlando, Florida, USA. May 11–15, 2008. pp. 391-398. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/ICONE16-48500
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