Microstructural Control for Improving Properties of V-4Cr-4Ti Alloys
V-4Cr-4Ti alloy is an attractive candidate low activation structural material for nuclear fusion reactors. The properties of V-4Cr-4Ti during its operation strongly depend on initial microstructure, especially size and density of Ti-rich precipitates and their interaction with dislocations. This paper focuses on the effects of the precipitate states and other microstructural variables on mechanical properties of V-4Cr-4Ti alloys and the potential methods to improve the properties by microstructural control, based on Transmission Electron Microscopy.
Pietro VINCENZINI, Hua-Tay LIN and Kevin FOX
T. Muroga et al., "Microstructural Control for Improving Properties of V-4Cr-4Ti Alloys", Advances in Science and Technology, Vol. 73, pp. 22-26, 2010