Modelling radiation-induced phase changes in binary FeCu and ternary FeCuNi alloys using an artificial intelligence-based atomistic kinetic Monte Carlo approach

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Modelling radiation-induced phase changes in binary FeCu and ternary FeCuNi alloys using an artificial intelligence-based atomistic kinetic Monte Carlo approach. / Castin, Nicolas; Malerba, Lorenzo; Bonny, Giovanni; Pascuet, Ines; Hou, Marc; Terentyev, Dmitry (Peer reviewer).

In: Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms, Vol. 267, No. 18, 15.09.2009, p. 3002-3008.

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Castin, Nicolas ; Malerba, Lorenzo ; Bonny, Giovanni ; Pascuet, Ines ; Hou, Marc ; Terentyev, Dmitry. / Modelling radiation-induced phase changes in binary FeCu and ternary FeCuNi alloys using an artificial intelligence-based atomistic kinetic Monte Carlo approach. In: Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms. 2009 ; Vol. 267, No. 18. pp. 3002-3008.

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