Evolution of irradiation-induced strain in an equiatomic NiFe alloy

MW Ullah and YW Zhang and N Sellami and A Debelle and HB Bei and WJ Weber, SCRIPTA MATERIALIA, 140, 35-39 (2017).

DOI: 10.1016/j.scriptamat.2017.06.042

The evolution of irradiation-induced atomic strain in an equiatomic NiFe concentrated solid-solution alloy is investigated using both atomistic simulations and x-ray diffraction analysis. The irradiations are performed using 1.5 MeV Ni ions to fluences ranging from 1 x 10(13) to 1 x 10(14) cm(-2). The irradiation simulations are carried out by overlapping 5 keV Ni recoils cascades up to a total of 300 recoils. An increase of volumetric strain is observed at low dose, which is associated with production of point defects and small clusters. Relaxation of strain occurs at higher doses, when large defect clusters, e.g., dislocation loops, dominate. (C) 2017 Acta Materialia Inc. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

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