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Effect of neutron-irradiation on the microstructure of a Fe–12at.%Cr alloy

Abstract : A nanoscale description of the microstructure in a Fe–12at%Cr model alloy of low purity which has been neutron irradiated at 300°C up to 0.6 dpa, has been performed owing to atom probe tomography (APT). APT investigations have shown that the impurities are also involved in the microstructural evolution under irradiation. Two different populations of clusters have been observed: Cr-enriched and NiSiPCr-enriched clusters. As expected with a process of enhanced precipitation, Cr-enriched clusters are homogeneously distributed inside grains and certainly not correlated to dislocation loops. The NiSiPCr-enriched clusters, which are probably radiation induced segregations, are independent of the Cr-enriched clusters and are also homogeneously distributed. A quantitative description of these objects is presented in this paper and results are compared to SANS data of the literature obtained for the same model alloy.
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V. Kuksenko, Cristelle Pareige, C. Genevois, F. Cuvilly, M. Roussel, et al.. Effect of neutron-irradiation on the microstructure of a Fe–12at.%Cr alloy. Journal of Nuclear Materials, Elsevier, 2011, 415 (1), pp.61-66. ⟨10.1016/j.jnucmat.2011.05.042⟩. ⟨hal-02107410⟩



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