Analytical characterization of secondary phases and void distributions in an ultrafine-grained ODS Fe-14Cr model alloy Articles uri icon

publication date

  • January 2011

start page

  • 217

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  • 220


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  • 417

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 00223115 (ISSN)


  • Two model Fe-14Cr alloys, one containing 0.3 wt.% of Y2O 3 particles, were fabricated by mechanical alloying of Fe and Cr elemental powders under a He atmosphere. They were subsequently consolidated and thermomechanically treated to produce ultra-fine grained materials. Cr-carbides and oxides were found in both alloys. The oxide dispersion-strengthened (ODS) alloy also contained a fine dispersion of nanoparticles, some of them having a Y-O rich core and a Cr-rich shell. Nanometric sized voids were found in both materials, often attached to secondary phases, dislocations and grain boundaries. Their sizes were significantly smaller in the ODS alloy. © 2010 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.


  • analytical characterization elemental powders fine dispersions model alloys nanometrics ods alloys secondary phasis ultrafine grained materials ultrafine-grained void distributions alloys carbides cerium alloys characterization chromium alloys dispersions grain boundaries mechanical alloying iron alloys