Martensitic transformation in a copper-aluminum-nickel alloy single crystal after short-term neutron irradiation

S. P. Belyaev, A. E. Volkov, R. F. Konopleva, I. V. Nazarkin, S. A. Pul'nev, V. L. Soloveǐ, V. A. Chekanov

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Abstract

The influence of neutron irradiation on the temperature kinetics of thermoelastic martensitic transformation in a Cu-Al(13.4%)-Ni(5%) alloy single crystal is investigated by measuring the electrical resistivity directly under irradiation of the sample in a nuclear reactor channel. It is revealed that, after irradiation of the crystal in a martensitic or two-phase state, the temperature of the phase transition upon healing becomes 25-30 K higher than that prior to irradiation. This shift in the transition temperature is observed only upon the first heating, and the kinetics of martensitic transformation is restored in subsequent thermocycles. The shift in the transformation temperatures after irradiation increases with an increase in the fluence. The experimental results are explained by a disturbance of coherence at the interfaces in the irradiated crystals.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)339-344
Number of pages6
JournalPhysics of the Solid State
Volume45
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2003

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  • Condensed Matter Physics

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