The effect of excess atomic volume on He bubble formation at fcc-bcc interfaces
Author(s)Demkowicz, Michael J.; Usov, I.; Bhattacharyya, D.; Wang, Y. Q.; Nastasi, M.; Misra, Amit; ... Show more Show less
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Atomistic modeling shows that Cu–Nb and Cu–V interfaces contain high excess atomic volume due to constitutional vacancy concentrations of ∼ 5 at. % and ∼ 0.8 at. %., respectively. This finding is supported by experiments demonstrating that an approximately fivefold higher He concentration is required to observe He bubbles via through-focus transmission electron microscopy at Cu–Nb interfaces than in Cu–V interfaces. Interfaces with structures tailored to minimize precipitation and growth of He bubbles may be used to design damage-resistant composites for fusion reactors.
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Applied Physics Letters
American Institute of Physics
Demkowicz, M. J. et al. “The effect of excess atomic volume on He bubble formation at fcc–bcc interfaces.” Applied Physics Letters 97.16 (2010): 161903.
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