Irradiation-induced disordering and amorphization of Al3Ti-based intermetallic compounds

Jeong Yong Park, Il Hyun Kim, Arthur Thompson Motta, Christopher J. Ulmer, Marquis A. Kirk, Edward A. Ryan, Peter M. Baldo

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

6 Scopus citations


An in situ ion-irradiation study, simultaneously examined using transmission electron microscopy, was performed to investigate irradiation-induced disordering and amorphization of Al3Ti-based intermetallic compounds. Thin foil samples of two crystalline structures: D022-structured Al3Ti and L12-structured (Al,Cr)3Ti were irradiated using 1.0 MeV Kr ions at a temperature range from 40 K to 573 K to doses up to 4.06 × 1015 ions/cm2. The results showed that both the compounds underwent an order-disorder transformation under irradiation, where both Al3Ti and (Al,Cr)3Ti ordered structures were fully transformed to the disordered face-centered cubic (FCC) structure except at the highest irradiation temperature of 573 K. A slightly higher irradiation dose was required for order-disorder transformation in case of Al3Ti as compared to (Al,Cr)3Ti at a given temperature. However, their amorphization resistances were different: while the disordered FCC (Al,Cr)3Ti amorphized at the irradiation dose of 6.25 × 1014 ions/cm2 (0.92 dpa) at 40 K and 100 K, the Al3Ti compound with the same disordered FCC structure maintained crystallinity up to 4.06 × 1015 ions/cm2 (5.62 dpa) at 40 K. The critical temperature for amorphization of (Al,Cr)3Ti under Kr ion irradiation is likely between 100 K and room temperature and the critical temperature for disordering between room temperature and 573 K.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)601-606
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Nuclear Materials
StatePublished - Dec 1 2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • General Materials Science


Dive into the research topics of 'Irradiation-induced disordering and amorphization of Al3Ti-based intermetallic compounds'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this