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Development of Xe and Kr empirical potentials for CeO2, ThO2, UO2 and PuO2, combining DFT with high temperature MD. / Cooper, M. W. D.; Kuganathan, N.; Burr, P. A.; Rushton, M. J. D.; Grimes, R. W.; Stanek, C. R.; Andersson, D. A.

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Cooper, MWD, Kuganathan, N, Burr, PA, Rushton, MJD, Grimes, RW, Stanek, CR & Andersson, DA 2016, 'Development of Xe and Kr empirical potentials for CeO2, ThO2, UO2 and PuO2, combining DFT with high temperature MD', Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter, vol. 28, no. 40. https://doi.org/10.1088/0953-8984/28/40/405401

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Cooper, M. W. D., Kuganathan, N., Burr, P. A., Rushton, M. J. D., Grimes, R. W., Stanek, C. R., & Andersson, D. A. (2016). Development of Xe and Kr empirical potentials for CeO2, ThO2, UO2 and PuO2, combining DFT with high temperature MD. Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter, 28(40). https://doi.org/10.1088/0953-8984/28/40/405401

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Cooper MWD, Kuganathan N, Burr PA, Rushton MJD, Grimes RW, Stanek CR, Andersson DA. 2016. Development of Xe and Kr empirical potentials for CeO2, ThO2, UO2 and PuO2, combining DFT with high temperature MD. Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter. 28(40). https://doi.org/10.1088/0953-8984/28/40/405401

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Cooper MWD, Kuganathan N, Burr PA, Rushton MJD, Grimes RW, Stanek CR et al. Development of Xe and Kr empirical potentials for CeO2, ThO2, UO2 and PuO2, combining DFT with high temperature MD. Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter. 2016 Oct 1;28(40). https://doi.org/10.1088/0953-8984/28/40/405401

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Cooper, M. W. D. ; Kuganathan, N. ; Burr, P. A. ; Rushton, M. J. D. ; Grimes, R. W. ; Stanek, C. R. ; Andersson, D. A. / Development of Xe and Kr empirical potentials for CeO2, ThO2, UO2 and PuO2, combining DFT with high temperature MD. In: Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter. 2016 ; Vol. 28, No. 40.

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T1 - Development of Xe and Kr empirical potentials for CeO2, ThO2, UO2 and PuO2, combining DFT with high temperature MD

AU - Cooper, M. W. D.

AU - Kuganathan, N.

AU - Burr, P. A.

AU - Rushton, M. J. D.

AU - Grimes, R. W.

AU - Stanek, C. R.

AU - Andersson, D. A.

PY - 2016/10/1

Y1 - 2016/10/1

N2 - The development of embedded atom method (EAM) many-body potentials for actinide oxides and associated mixed oxide (MOX) systems has motivated the development of a complementary parameter set for gas-actinide and gas-oxygen interactions. A comprehensive set of density functional theory (DFT) calculations were used to study Xe and Kr incorporation at a number of sites in CeO2, ThO2, UO2 and PuO2. These structures were used to fit a potential, which was used to generate molecular dynamics (MD) configurations incorporating Xe and Kr at 300 K, 1500 K, 3000 K and 5000 K. Subsequent matching to the forces predicted by DFT for these MD configurations was used to refine the potential set. This fitting approach ensured weighted fitting to configurations that are thermodynamically significant over a broad temperature range, while avoiding computationally expensive DFT-MD calculations. The resultant gas potentials were validated against DFT trapping energies and are suitable for simulating combinations of Xe and Kr in solid solutions of CeO2, ThO2, UO2 and PuO2, providing a powerful tool for the atomistic simulation of conventional nuclear reactor fuel UO2 as well as advanced MOX fuels.

AB - The development of embedded atom method (EAM) many-body potentials for actinide oxides and associated mixed oxide (MOX) systems has motivated the development of a complementary parameter set for gas-actinide and gas-oxygen interactions. A comprehensive set of density functional theory (DFT) calculations were used to study Xe and Kr incorporation at a number of sites in CeO2, ThO2, UO2 and PuO2. These structures were used to fit a potential, which was used to generate molecular dynamics (MD) configurations incorporating Xe and Kr at 300 K, 1500 K, 3000 K and 5000 K. Subsequent matching to the forces predicted by DFT for these MD configurations was used to refine the potential set. This fitting approach ensured weighted fitting to configurations that are thermodynamically significant over a broad temperature range, while avoiding computationally expensive DFT-MD calculations. The resultant gas potentials were validated against DFT trapping energies and are suitable for simulating combinations of Xe and Kr in solid solutions of CeO2, ThO2, UO2 and PuO2, providing a powerful tool for the atomistic simulation of conventional nuclear reactor fuel UO2 as well as advanced MOX fuels.

U2 - 10.1088/0953-8984/28/40/405401

DO - 10.1088/0953-8984/28/40/405401

M3 - Erthygl

VL - 28

JO - Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter

JF - Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter

SN - 0953-8984

IS - 40

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