Deviating from the pure MAX phase concept: Radiation-tolerant nanostructured dual-phase Cr2AlC

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Deviating from the pure MAX phase concept: Radiation-tolerant nanostructured dual-phase Cr2AlC. / Tunes, Matheus A.; Imtyazuddin, Mohammed; Kainz, Christina; Pogatscher, Stefan; Vishnyakov, Vladimir M.

In: Science Advances, Vol. 7, No. 13, eabf6771, 03.2021, p. 1-12.

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Tunes, Matheus A. ; Imtyazuddin, Mohammed ; Kainz, Christina ; Pogatscher, Stefan ; Vishnyakov, Vladimir M. / Deviating from the pure MAX phase concept: Radiation-tolerant nanostructured dual-phase Cr2AlC. In: Science Advances. 2021 ; Vol. 7, No. 13. pp. 1-12.

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abstract = "A dual-phase Cr 2AlC material was synthesized using magnetron sputtering at a temperature of 648 K. A stoichiometric and nanocrystalline MAX phase matrix was observed along with the presence of spherical-shaped amorphous nano-zones as a secondary phase. The irradiation resistance of the material was assessed using a 300-keV Xe ion beam in situ within a transmission electron microscope up to 40 displacements per atom at 623 K: a condition that extrapolates the harmful environments of future fusion and fission nuclear reactors. At the maximum dose investigated, complete amorphization was not observed. Scanning transmission electron microscopy coupled with energy-dispersive x-ray revealed an association between swelling due to inert gas bubble nucleation and growth and radiation-induced segregation and clustering. Counterintuitively, the findings suggest that preexisting amorphous nano-zones can be beneficial to Cr 2AlC MAX phase under extreme environments. ",
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