Thermal Annealing Influence on Ions Implanted Fe-Cr Model Alloys


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Abstract. Binary Fe-11.62wt%Cr alloys were investigated in as-received state as well as after a two step helium ion implantation at different energies (100 keV and 250 keV) with doses up to 3.12×1018 cm-2. In order to study changes in alloys in dependence on the temperature, thermal annealing was performed at temperatures of 400, 475, 525 and 600 °C and specimens were afterwards measured by a pulsed low energy positron system (PLEPS). Annealing out of defects at lower temperatures was not as significant as expected, and we also encountered difficulties with defect identification. However, an apparent decrease of defect size was observed in the specimen annealed at a temperature of 600 °C.



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Jozef Krištiak, Jan Kuriplach and Pradeep K. Pujari




S. Sojak et al., "Thermal Annealing Influence on Ions Implanted Fe-Cr Model Alloys", Materials Science Forum, Vol. 733, pp. 274-277, 2013

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November 2012




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