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Title: Dislocation loop evolution during in-situ ion irradiation of model FeCrAl alloys

Model FeCrAl alloys of Fe-10%Cr-5%Al, Fe-12%Cr-4.5%Al, Fe-15%Cr-4%Al, and Fe-18%Cr-3%Al (in wt %) were irradiated with 1 MeV Kr++ ions in-situ with transmission electron microscopy to a dose of 2.5 displacements per atom (dpa) at 320 °C. In all cases, the microstructural damage consisted of dislocation loops with ½< 111 > and <100 > Burgers vectors. The proportion of ½< 111 > dislocation loops varied from ~50% in the Fe-10%Cr-5%Al model alloy and the Fe-18Cr%-3%Al model alloy to a peak of ~80% in the model Fe-15%Cr-4.5%Al alloy. The dislocation loop volume density increased with dose for all alloys and showed signs of approaching an upper limit. The total loop populations at 2.5 dpa had a slight (and possibly insignificant) decline as the chromium content was increased from 10 to 15 wt %, but the Fe-18%Cr-3%Al alloy had a dislocation loop population ~50% smaller than the other model alloys. As a result, the largest dislocation loops in each alloy had image sizes of close to 20 nm in the micrographs, and the median diameters for all alloys ranged from 6 to 8 nm. Nature analysis by the inside-outside method indicated most dislocation loops were interstitial type.
Authors:
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  1. Univ. of Oxford, Oxford (United Kingdom)
  2. Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI (United States)
  3. Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Publication Date:
Grant/Contract Number:
AC05-00OR22725
Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Acta Materialia
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 136; Journal Issue: C; Journal ID: ISSN 1359-6454
Publisher:
Elsevier
Research Org:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; FeCrAl; Dislocation loops; Radiation damage; In-situ; Accident tolerant
OSTI Identifier:
1376391

Haley, Jack C., Briggs, Samuel A., Edmondson, Philip D., Sridharan, Kumar, Roberts, Steve G., Lozano-Perez, Sergio, and Field, Kevin G.. Dislocation loop evolution during in-situ ion irradiation of model FeCrAl alloys. United States: N. p., Web. doi:10.1016/j.actamat.2017.07.011.
Haley, Jack C., Briggs, Samuel A., Edmondson, Philip D., Sridharan, Kumar, Roberts, Steve G., Lozano-Perez, Sergio, & Field, Kevin G.. Dislocation loop evolution during in-situ ion irradiation of model FeCrAl alloys. United States. doi:10.1016/j.actamat.2017.07.011.
Haley, Jack C., Briggs, Samuel A., Edmondson, Philip D., Sridharan, Kumar, Roberts, Steve G., Lozano-Perez, Sergio, and Field, Kevin G.. 2017. "Dislocation loop evolution during in-situ ion irradiation of model FeCrAl alloys". United States. doi:10.1016/j.actamat.2017.07.011. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1376391.
@article{osti_1376391,
title = {Dislocation loop evolution during in-situ ion irradiation of model FeCrAl alloys},
author = {Haley, Jack C. and Briggs, Samuel A. and Edmondson, Philip D. and Sridharan, Kumar and Roberts, Steve G. and Lozano-Perez, Sergio and Field, Kevin G.},
abstractNote = {Model FeCrAl alloys of Fe-10%Cr-5%Al, Fe-12%Cr-4.5%Al, Fe-15%Cr-4%Al, and Fe-18%Cr-3%Al (in wt %) were irradiated with 1 MeV Kr++ ions in-situ with transmission electron microscopy to a dose of 2.5 displacements per atom (dpa) at 320 °C. In all cases, the microstructural damage consisted of dislocation loops with ½< 111 > and <100 > Burgers vectors. The proportion of ½< 111 > dislocation loops varied from ~50% in the Fe-10%Cr-5%Al model alloy and the Fe-18Cr%-3%Al model alloy to a peak of ~80% in the model Fe-15%Cr-4.5%Al alloy. The dislocation loop volume density increased with dose for all alloys and showed signs of approaching an upper limit. The total loop populations at 2.5 dpa had a slight (and possibly insignificant) decline as the chromium content was increased from 10 to 15 wt %, but the Fe-18%Cr-3%Al alloy had a dislocation loop population ~50% smaller than the other model alloys. As a result, the largest dislocation loops in each alloy had image sizes of close to 20 nm in the micrographs, and the median diameters for all alloys ranged from 6 to 8 nm. Nature analysis by the inside-outside method indicated most dislocation loops were interstitial type.},
doi = {10.1016/j.actamat.2017.07.011},
journal = {Acta Materialia},
number = C,
volume = 136,
place = {United States},
year = {2017},
month = {7}
}