STP1125

    Radiation-Modified Phase Diagrams of Binary Alloys

    Published: Jan 1992


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    Abstract

    A model for radiation-induced segregation in concentrated binary alloys is described. The model is used to investigate the general properties of quasistationary distributions of point defects and solute in an irradiated alloy with sinks but without precipitates and stress fields. In spite of compositional gradients around sinks arising due to the inverse Kirkendall effect, all sinks remain unbiased toward absorption of defects of a certain species. To derive the rate equations, an effective medium approach for binary alloys is formulated and compared to current ones for pure metals. Considerable difference between growth rates of coherent and incoherent precipitates under irradiation is revealed. The criterion for precipitate stability is expressed in terms of solute solubility. It is shown that irradiation strongly affects the incoherent solubility, whereas the coherent one remains unaltered. A method is presented to construct the radiation-modified phase diagram as well as the temperature-dose rate diagram. The calculations of diagrams are performed for Ni-Si, Ni-Al, and Al-Zn alloys. The comparison of the computed diagrams with the available experimental diagrams is carried out for the Al-Zn alloy.

    Keywords:

    binary alloys, radiation-induced segregation, segregation bias, rate equations for binary alloys, coherent and incoherent precipitates, phase stability, radiation-altered solubility, radiation-modified phase diagrams


    Author Information:

    Bakai, AS
    Head of the Theoretical Physics Department and senior research scientist, Kharkov Institute of Physics and Technology, The Ministry of Atomic Energy and Industry, Kharkov,

    Turkin, AA
    Head of the Theoretical Physics Department and senior research scientist, Kharkov Institute of Physics and Technology, The Ministry of Atomic Energy and Industry, Kharkov,


    Paper ID: STP17905S

    Committee/Subcommittee: E10.08

    DOI: 10.1520/STP17905S


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