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Title: High temperature microstructural stability and recrystallization mechanisms in 14YWT alloys

In-situ neutron diffraction experiments were performed on room temperature compressed 14YWT nanostructured ferritic alloys at 1100°C and 1150°C to understand their thermally activated static recrystallization mechanisms. The existence of high density of Y-Ti-O rich nano-oxides (<5 nm) shift the recrystallization temperature up due to Zener pinning of the grain boundaries, making these materials attractive for high temperature applications. This study serves to quantify the texture evolution in-situ and understand the effect of particles on the recrystallization mechanisms in 14YWT alloys. We have shown, both experimentally and theoretically, that there is considerable recovery in the 20% compressed sample after 6.5 h annealing at 1100°C while recrystallization occurs within an hour of annealing at 1100°C and 1150°C in the 60% compressed samples. Moreover, the 60% compressed samples show {112}<110> and {112}<111> texture components during annealing, in contrast to the conventional recrystallization textures in body centered cubic alloys. Furthermore, nano-oxide size, shape, density and distribution are considerably different in unrecrystallized and abnormally grown grains. Transmission electron microscopy analysis shows that oxide particles having a size between 5 and 30 nm play a critical role for recrystallization mechanisms in 14YWT nanostructured ferritic alloys.
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  1. Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
  2. Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States); JFE Steel Corp., Kurashiki (Japan)
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Journal ID: ISSN 1359-6454; TRN: US1801666
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Journal Name:
Acta Materialia
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 148; Journal ID: ISSN 1359-6454
Research Org:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Nuclear Energy (NE)
Country of Publication:
United States
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; 77 NANOSCIENCE AND NANOTECHNOLOGY; Nanostructured ferritic alloys; Nano-oxides; Recrystallization; Texture; Neutron diffraction
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