The present paper reports the irradiation behavior of nanostructured NiCoCr medium entropy alloy enhanced by Y-Hf-O nanooxides and fine grains produced by powder metallurgy. Ion beam irradiation to a peak dose of 130 dpa at 580°C produced neither detectable void swelling nor irradiation-induced hardening, in contrast to significant void swelling and property degradation of single phase NiCoCr concentrated solid-solution alloy under the similar irradiation condition. The dispersed nanooxides and high density of grain boundaries act as defect sinks that effectively annihilate irradiation-induced interstitials and vacancies. Furthermore, high-density nanooxides maintain their crystalline structures and stabilize the grain boundaries during irradiation.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Nuclear and High Energy Physics
- General Materials Science
- Nuclear Energy and Engineering