Irradiation hardening and microstructure changes in Fe-Mn binary alloys were investigated after neutron irradiation at 290 °C and up to 0.13 dpa. Significant irradiation hardening comparable to that of Fe-1 at.%Cu alloy was observed in Fe-1 at.%Mn alloy. Manganese increases the number density of dislocation loops, which contributed to the observed irradiation hardening. Manganese serves as a nucleus of the loop by trapping interstitial atoms and clusters, preventing 1D motion of the loops.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Nuclear and High Energy Physics
- Materials Science(all)
- Nuclear Energy and Engineering