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Title: Irradiation responses and defect behavior of single-phase concentrated solid solution alloys

Abstract

Single-phase concentrated solid solution alloys (SP-CSAs) are newly emerging advanced structural materials, which are defined as multiprincipal element solid solutions. SP-CSAs with more than four components in equimolar or near-equimolar ratios are also referred to as high-entropy alloys due to their high configurational entropy. SP-CSAs are potential structural materials in advanced nuclear energy systems due to their attractive mechanical properties. Therefore many investigations have been carried out to study the irradiation-induced structural damage and defect behavior in SP-CSAs. This paper reviews recent experimental results on the irradiation responses of various SP-CSAs, focusing on the accumulation of irradiation-induced structural damage, void swelling resistance, and solute segregation behavior. In addition, the characteristic defect behavior in SP-CSAs derived from ab initio and molecular dynamics simulations, as well as the challenges in the applications of SP-CSAs for the nuclear energy systems are briefly discussed.

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 [1];  [1];  [2]; ORCiD logo [3]; ORCiD logo [3]; ORCiD logo [2]
  1. Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN (United States). Dept. of Nuclear Engineering
  2. Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN (United States). Dept. of Nuclear Engineering; Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States). Materials Science & Technology Division
  3. Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States). Materials Science & Technology Division
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Research Org.:
Energy Frontier Research Centers (EFRC) (United States). Energy Dissipation to Defect Evolution (EDDE); Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22)
OSTI Identifier:
1482441
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC05-00OR22725
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Journal of Materials Research
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 33; Journal Issue: 19; Journal ID: ISSN 0884-2914
Publisher:
Materials Research Society
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; nuclear materials; microstructure; defects

Citation Formats

Yang, Tengfei, Li, Congyi, Zinkle, Steven J., Zhao, Shijun, Bei, Hongbin, and Zhang, Yanwen. Irradiation responses and defect behavior of single-phase concentrated solid solution alloys. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.1557/jmr.2018.285.
Yang, Tengfei, Li, Congyi, Zinkle, Steven J., Zhao, Shijun, Bei, Hongbin, & Zhang, Yanwen. Irradiation responses and defect behavior of single-phase concentrated solid solution alloys. United States. doi:10.1557/jmr.2018.285.
Yang, Tengfei, Li, Congyi, Zinkle, Steven J., Zhao, Shijun, Bei, Hongbin, and Zhang, Yanwen. Mon . "Irradiation responses and defect behavior of single-phase concentrated solid solution alloys". United States. doi:10.1557/jmr.2018.285. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1482441.
@article{osti_1482441,
title = {Irradiation responses and defect behavior of single-phase concentrated solid solution alloys},
author = {Yang, Tengfei and Li, Congyi and Zinkle, Steven J. and Zhao, Shijun and Bei, Hongbin and Zhang, Yanwen},
abstractNote = {Single-phase concentrated solid solution alloys (SP-CSAs) are newly emerging advanced structural materials, which are defined as multiprincipal element solid solutions. SP-CSAs with more than four components in equimolar or near-equimolar ratios are also referred to as high-entropy alloys due to their high configurational entropy. SP-CSAs are potential structural materials in advanced nuclear energy systems due to their attractive mechanical properties. Therefore many investigations have been carried out to study the irradiation-induced structural damage and defect behavior in SP-CSAs. This paper reviews recent experimental results on the irradiation responses of various SP-CSAs, focusing on the accumulation of irradiation-induced structural damage, void swelling resistance, and solute segregation behavior. In addition, the characteristic defect behavior in SP-CSAs derived from ab initio and molecular dynamics simulations, as well as the challenges in the applications of SP-CSAs for the nuclear energy systems are briefly discussed.},
doi = {10.1557/jmr.2018.285},
journal = {Journal of Materials Research},
number = 19,
volume = 33,
place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {9}
}

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