Effects of 10 MeV electron irradiation at high temperature of a Ni-Mo-based Hastelloy

N. Wanderka*, A. Bakai, C. Abromeit, D. Isheim, D. N. Seidman

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A Hastelloy alloy was irradiated with 10 MeV electrons at 650 °C for 700 h to a total dose of 2×10-3 displacements per atom (dpa). The microstructure of irradiated and non-irradiated specimens of this alloy were investigated by transmission electron microscopy (TEM). The non-irradiated specimens were analyzed by 3-D atom probe tomography (APT) in a local-electrode atom-probe (LEAP™). TEM analysis before the irradiation detects small precipitates with a mean diameter of 22 nm, which are coherent with the FCC matrix. The number density of these precipitates is ∼7×1018 m-3. Electron diffraction patterns from these precipitates exhibit superlattice reflections corresponding to the L12 ordered structure. The chemical composition of the precipitates, as measured by APT, is around 75 at% Ni with additions of Al, Ti and Mo. After electron irradiation, small precipitates with an irregular morphology are observed. The number density of these new precipitates about 1020 m-3 is greater than that of the L12 ordered precipitates before irradiation. The L12 superlattice reflections disappear completely, instead diffuse diffraction spots are observed at 〈 1 frac(1, 2) 0 〉FCC, which is attributed to compositional short-range order (SRO). The results are discussed with respect to the influence of the electron irradiation on the morphology and structure of the ordered precipitates.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)786-790
Number of pages5
Issue number9
StatePublished - Sep 2007


  • APT
  • Electron irradiation
  • Hastelloy alloy
  • Microstructure
  • TEM

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Instrumentation
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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