Void Volume Swelling Dependent on Grain Size in Austenitic Stainless Steel

Bachu Narain Singh

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    Abstract

    Describes some of the main findings of a systematic study of the effect of grain size on the void volume swelling. In this study a powder-produced 20 Ni/20 Cr austenitic stainless steel, with 0.02% carbon and without carbide-forming elements was used. Some specimens containing dispersions of alumina particles (~0.8×1015 particles of 500 Å diameter cm-3) were also irradiated. For theoretical and practical convenience, high energy electron irradiation was used to study the formation and growth of voids in these materials. All the irradiation experiments were done at 600°C in the EM-7 1 MeV electron microscope at Harwell. Before irradiation 10 p.p.m. of helium was injected into the samples using a 100 kV heavy ion accelerator.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalNature (Physical Science)
    Volume244
    Issue number139
    Pages (from-to)142
    ISSN0300-8746
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1973

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