Atomistic Kinetic Monte Carlo and Solute Effects

  • Charlotte S. BecquartEmail author
  • Normand Mousseau
  • Christophe Domain
Living reference work entry


The atomistic approach of the kinetic Monte Carlo methods allows one to explicitly take into account solute atoms. In this chapter, we present and discuss the different pathways available at this point to go behind nearest neighbor pair interaction for binary alloys on rigid lattices as well as their perspectives. Different strategies to treat complex alloys with several solutes with improved cohesive models are exposed and illustrated as well as the modeling of self-interstitial diffusion under irradiation and its complexity compared to vacancy diffusion.



Atomic kinetic Monte Carlo


Bortz, Kalos, and Lebowitz


Cluster expansion


Density functional theory


Foreign interstitial atom


Final initial system energy


Gaussian approximation potential


Kinetic Monte Carlo


Kinetically resolved activation


Local atomic environment


Nudged elastic band


Point defect


Reactor pressure vessel


Residence time algorithm


Stacking fault tetrahedra


Self interstitial atom


Spectral neighbor analysis potential



This work is part of the EM2VM laboratory. It has been carried out within the framework of the EUROfusion Consortium and has received funding from the Euroatom research and training program 2014–2018 under Grant Agreement No. 633053. The views and opinions expressed herein do not necessarily reflect those of the European Commission and the Commission is not responsible for any use that may be made of the information it contains. Further funding from the Euratom research and training program 2014–2018 under Grant Agreement No 661913 (Soteria) is acknowledged. This work contributes also to the Joint Programme on Nuclear Materials (JPNM) of the European Energy Research Alliance (EERA).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Charlotte S. Becquart
    • 1
    Email author
  • Normand Mousseau
    • 2
  • Christophe Domain
    • 3
  1. 1.Univ.Lille, CNRS, INRA, ENSCL, UMR 8207UMET, Unité Matériaux et TransformationsLilleFrance
  2. 2.Département de physique and Regroupement québécois sur les matériaux de pointeUniversité de MontréalMontréalCanada
  3. 3.Département MMCLes RenardièresMoret sur LoingFrance

Section editors and affiliations

  • Michael P. Short
    • 1
  • Kai Nordlund
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Nuclear Science and EngineeringMassachusetts Institute of TechnologyCambridgeUSA
  2. 2.Computational Materials PhysicsUniversity of HelsinkiHelsinkiFinland

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