skip to main content
OSTI.GOV title logo U.S. Department of Energy
Office of Scientific and Technical Information

Title: Novel oxide-dispersion-strengthened copper alloys from rapidly solidified precursors. Part 2: Creep behavior

Abstract

Yttria- and zirconia-dispersion-strengthened copper alloys produced by hot pressing and hot extrusion of internally oxidized melt-spun Cu-0.33 at. pct Y and Cu-0.33 at. pct Zr ribbons were subjected to compressive creep tests at 923 and 973 K. Creep strengths and stress exponents were higher for the Cu-ZrO{sub 2} alloy than for Cu-Y{sub 2}O{sub 3}, and both were higher than those of pure copper. Comparisons of the creep properties with published data for pure copper along with microscopic evidence indicated that at least two creep mechanisms were operating in these alloys. These are attractive dislocation/particle interactions in the matrix and particle-inhibited diffusional creep. The experimental data at low stresses could be described reasonably well by the Arzt-Ashby-Verral model for particle-restricted diffusions creep, using plausible values for the structure-related parameters. Fitting the higher stress creep data to the Roesler-Arzt model of dislocation/particle interaction resulted in values of the relaxation parameter (k) within the bounds predicted by the theory. The estimated k values for Y{sub 2}O{sub 3} and ZrO{sub 2} are in the vicinity of {approximately}0.8, compared with {approximately}0.9 for the {gamma}-Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} dispersoids in conventional oxide-dispersion-strengthened (ODS) Cu. The analysis suggests that these alternate dispersoids fluorite-related structures may interact more effectivelymore » with dislocations during creep.« less

Authors:
; ;  [1]
  1. Univ. of California, Santa Barbara, CA (United States)
Publication Date:
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
42860
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Metallurgical Transactions, A
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 26; Journal Issue: 4; Other Information: PBD: Apr 1995
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; COPPER ALLOYS; CREEP; ZIRCONIUM OXIDES; YTTRIUM OXIDES; DISPERSIONS; MATHEMATICAL MODELS; DISLOCATIONS; PARTICLE INTERACTIONS; RELAXATION; DIFFUSION

Citation Formats

Nagorka, M S, Levi, C G, and Lucas, G E. Novel oxide-dispersion-strengthened copper alloys from rapidly solidified precursors. Part 2: Creep behavior. United States: N. p., 1995. Web. doi:10.1007/BF02649084.
Nagorka, M S, Levi, C G, & Lucas, G E. Novel oxide-dispersion-strengthened copper alloys from rapidly solidified precursors. Part 2: Creep behavior. United States. https://doi.org/10.1007/BF02649084
Nagorka, M S, Levi, C G, and Lucas, G E. 1995. "Novel oxide-dispersion-strengthened copper alloys from rapidly solidified precursors. Part 2: Creep behavior". United States. https://doi.org/10.1007/BF02649084.
@article{osti_42860,
title = {Novel oxide-dispersion-strengthened copper alloys from rapidly solidified precursors. Part 2: Creep behavior},
author = {Nagorka, M S and Levi, C G and Lucas, G E},
abstractNote = {Yttria- and zirconia-dispersion-strengthened copper alloys produced by hot pressing and hot extrusion of internally oxidized melt-spun Cu-0.33 at. pct Y and Cu-0.33 at. pct Zr ribbons were subjected to compressive creep tests at 923 and 973 K. Creep strengths and stress exponents were higher for the Cu-ZrO{sub 2} alloy than for Cu-Y{sub 2}O{sub 3}, and both were higher than those of pure copper. Comparisons of the creep properties with published data for pure copper along with microscopic evidence indicated that at least two creep mechanisms were operating in these alloys. These are attractive dislocation/particle interactions in the matrix and particle-inhibited diffusional creep. The experimental data at low stresses could be described reasonably well by the Arzt-Ashby-Verral model for particle-restricted diffusions creep, using plausible values for the structure-related parameters. Fitting the higher stress creep data to the Roesler-Arzt model of dislocation/particle interaction resulted in values of the relaxation parameter (k) within the bounds predicted by the theory. The estimated k values for Y{sub 2}O{sub 3} and ZrO{sub 2} are in the vicinity of {approximately}0.8, compared with {approximately}0.9 for the {gamma}-Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} dispersoids in conventional oxide-dispersion-strengthened (ODS) Cu. The analysis suggests that these alternate dispersoids fluorite-related structures may interact more effectively with dislocations during creep.},
doi = {10.1007/BF02649084},
url = {https://www.osti.gov/biblio/42860}, journal = {Metallurgical Transactions, A},
number = 4,
volume = 26,
place = {United States},
year = {1995},
month = {4}
}