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Title: Real time study of grain enlargement in zirconium under room-temperature compression across the α to ω phase transition

Abstract

We report a synchrotron Laue diffraction study on the microstructure evolution in zirconium (Zr) as it undergoes a pressure-driven structural phase transformation, using a recently developed real time scanning x-ray microscopy technique. Time resolved characterizations of microstructure under high pressure show that Zr exhibits a grain enlargement across the α-Zr to ω-Zr structural phase transition at room-temperature, with nucleation and growth of ω-Zr crystals observed from initially a nano-powdered α-Zr matrix. The observed grain enlargement is unusual since the enlargement processes typically require substantially high temperature to overcome the activation barriers for forming and moving of grain boundaries. Possible mechanisms for the grain enlargement are discussed.

Authors:
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  1. Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Lemont, IL (United States). High Pressure Collaborative Access Team, X-ray Science Div.
  2. Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Lemont, IL (United States). High Pressure Collaborative Access Team, X-ray Science Div.; Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States). Shock and Detonation Physics Group; Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States). Physics Div.-Physical & Life Sciences Directorate
  3. Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Lemont, IL (United States). X-ray Science Div.
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Research Org.:
Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA); USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22). Scientific User Facilities Division; National Science Foundation (NSF); Consortium for Materials Properties Research in Earth Sciences (COMPRES)
OSTI Identifier:
1574137
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC02-06CH11357
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Scientific Reports
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 9; Journal Issue: 1; Journal ID: ISSN 2045-2322
Publisher:
Nature Publishing Group
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE

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Popov, Dmitry, Velisavljevic, Nenad, Liu, Wenjun, Hrubiak, Rostislav, Park, Changyong, and Shen, Guoyin. Real time study of grain enlargement in zirconium under room-temperature compression across the α to ω phase transition. United States: N. p., 2019. Web. doi:10.1038/s41598-019-51992-2.
Popov, Dmitry, Velisavljevic, Nenad, Liu, Wenjun, Hrubiak, Rostislav, Park, Changyong, & Shen, Guoyin. Real time study of grain enlargement in zirconium under room-temperature compression across the α to ω phase transition. United States. doi:10.1038/s41598-019-51992-2.
Popov, Dmitry, Velisavljevic, Nenad, Liu, Wenjun, Hrubiak, Rostislav, Park, Changyong, and Shen, Guoyin. Thu . "Real time study of grain enlargement in zirconium under room-temperature compression across the α to ω phase transition". United States. doi:10.1038/s41598-019-51992-2. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1574137.
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title = {Real time study of grain enlargement in zirconium under room-temperature compression across the α to ω phase transition},
author = {Popov, Dmitry and Velisavljevic, Nenad and Liu, Wenjun and Hrubiak, Rostislav and Park, Changyong and Shen, Guoyin},
abstractNote = {We report a synchrotron Laue diffraction study on the microstructure evolution in zirconium (Zr) as it undergoes a pressure-driven structural phase transformation, using a recently developed real time scanning x-ray microscopy technique. Time resolved characterizations of microstructure under high pressure show that Zr exhibits a grain enlargement across the α-Zr to ω-Zr structural phase transition at room-temperature, with nucleation and growth of ω-Zr crystals observed from initially a nano-powdered α-Zr matrix. The observed grain enlargement is unusual since the enlargement processes typically require substantially high temperature to overcome the activation barriers for forming and moving of grain boundaries. Possible mechanisms for the grain enlargement are discussed.},
doi = {10.1038/s41598-019-51992-2},
journal = {Scientific Reports},
number = 1,
volume = 9,
place = {United States},
year = {2019},
month = {10}
}

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