High-temperature grain size stabilization of nanocrystalline Fe-Cr alloys with Hf additions

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journal

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Author(s)

  • Lulu Li
  • Mostafa Saber
  • Weizong Xu
  • Carl C. Koch
  • Ronald O. Scattergood

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)289-295
Journal / PublicationMaterials Science and Engineering A
Volume613
Online published3 Jul 2014
Publication statusPublished - 8 Sep 2014
Externally publishedYes

Abstract

The influence of 1-4 at% Hf additions on the thermal stability of mechanically alloyed nanocrystalline Fe-14Cr alloys was studied in this work. XRD-calculated grain size and microhardness results were reported versus isochronal annealing treatments up to 1100 °C. Microstructural evolution was investigated using channeling contrast FIB imaging and TEM. Grain size of samples with 4 at% Hf was found to be maintained in the nanoscale range at temperatures up to 1000 °C. Zener pinning was considered as a major source of high temperature grain size stabilization. By comparing the Orowan strengthening contribution to the total hardness, the deviation of grain size predictions from the actual grain size in Fe-14Cr-4Hf suggests the presence of thermodynamic stabilization by the solute segregation to grain boundaries (GBs). A predictive thermodynamic model indicates that the thermodynamic stabilization can be expected. © 2014 Elsevier B.V.

Research Area(s)

  • Grain growth, Mechanical alloying, Nanocrystalline Fe-Cr alloys, Thermal stability

Citation Format(s)

High-temperature grain size stabilization of nanocrystalline Fe-Cr alloys with Hf additions. / Li, Lulu; Saber, Mostafa; Xu, Weizong; Zhu, Yuntian; Koch, Carl C.; Scattergood, Ronald O.

In: Materials Science and Engineering A, Vol. 613, 08.09.2014, p. 289-295.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journal