Mechanical and microstructural properties of neutron irradiated Fe–Cr–C alloys

M. J. Konstantinović, W. Van Renterghem, M. Matijašević, B. Minov, M. Lambrecht, T. Toyama, M. Chiapetto, L. Malerba

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Defect properties of neutron irradiated Fe–Cr–C alloys and their influence on the mechanical behavior are studied by combining mechanical tests, microstructural examination, and the results of models. It is found that the initial microstructure of these alloys, determined by the Cr and C concentrations, as well as by the thermal treatment, can account for different defect formation and distribution after neutron irradiation. On the basis of these results, a correlation between defect properties and macroscopic mechanical behavior is proposed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2988-2994
Number of pages7
JournalPhysica Status Solidi (A) Applications and Materials Science
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Nov 1


  • Defects
  • FeCr
  • alloys
  • microstructure
  • neutron irradiation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Materials Chemistry


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