Effect of Li, He and Ca on grain boundary cohesive strength in Ni

Richard W. Smith, W. T. Geng, Clint B. Geller, R. Wu, Arthur J. Freeman

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Computational results are presented indicating that atom for atom, lithium is four times and helium is eight times more embrittling in a nickel GB than hydrogen. The results also imply that both species must be considered when attempting to determine conditions under which embrittlement would be expected and that models describing the transport of both species in and around the grain boundaries are needed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)957-961
Number of pages5
JournalScripta Materialia
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 30 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metals and Alloys


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