STP955

    Solute Segregation and Microstructural Evolution in Ion-Irradiated Vanadium-Base Alloys

    Published: Jan 1987


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    Abstract

    The microstructural evolution in V + 14.7 Cr, V + 2.5 Mo, V + 2.5 W, V + 8.0 Ni, V + 5.3 Ti, V + 14.7 Cr + 5.2 Ti, V + 9.6 Cr + 3.1 Fe + 0.7 Zr, and V + 3.2 Ti + 1.8 Si alloys (concentrations in atomic percent), and unalloyed V was determined from observations of specimens by transmission electron microscopy (TEM) following 4.0-MeV 51V++ ion irradiation at 900 to 970 K to 50 dpa. The radiation-induced segregation (RIS) of solutes in the ion-irradiated alloys was investigated by auger electron spectroscopy (AES), energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDXS), and electron energy loss spectroscopy (EELS) analyses. The RIS of solutes and microstructural evolution in the irradiated alloys were correlated with the solute diffusivity and the relative chemical affinity of the substitutional solutes for oxygen.

    Keywords:

    ion irradiation, vanadium, vanadium alloys, swelling, compositional dependence, precipitates


    Author Information:

    Loomis, BA
    Metallurgist, scientific assistant, and scientific assistant, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL

    Kestel, BJ
    Metallurgist, scientific assistant, and scientific assistant, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL

    Gerber, SB
    Metallurgist, scientific assistant, and scientific assistant, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL


    Paper ID: STP33855S

    Committee/Subcommittee: E10.07

    DOI: 10.1520/STP33855S


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