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Title: Grain orientations and grain boundaries in tungsten nonotendril fuzz grown under divertor-like conditions

We grew nanotendril “fuzz” on tungsten via plasma exposure and performed transmission Kikuchi diffraction (tKD) in scanning electron microscopy of isolated nanotendrils. 900 °C, 10 23 He/m 2sec, 4 × 10 26 He/m 2 exposure of tungsten produced a deep and fully developed nanotendril mat. tKD of isolated nanotendrils indicated that there was no preferred crystallographic direction oriented along the long axes of the tendrils, and the grain boundary character showed slightly preferential orientations. In conclusion, tendril growth is sufficiently non-equilibrium to prevent any preference of growth direction to manifest measurably, and that new high-angle boundaries (with new grains and grain-growth axes) nucleate randomly along the tendrils during growth.
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  1. Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
  2. Univ. of California - San Diego, La Jolla, CA (United States)
Publication Date:
Grant/Contract Number:
AC05-00OR22725; FG02-07ER54912
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Scripta Materialia
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 127; Journal Issue: C; Journal ID: ISSN 1359-6462
Research Org:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Fusion Energy Sciences (FES) (SC-24)
Country of Publication:
United States
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; transmission Kikuchi diffraction; plasma simulation; fusion energy; fusion; tungsten
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Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1397958