Stable storage of helium in nanoscale platelets at semicoherent interfaces.
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He implanted into metals precipitates into nanoscale bubbles that may later grow into voids, degrading the properties of engineering alloys. Using multiscale modeling, we show that a different class of He precipitates may form at semicoherent interfaces: nanoscale platelets. These platelets grow by wetting high-energy interface regions, remain stable under irradiation, and reduce He-induced swelling. Stable storage of He at interfaces may impart unprecedented He resistance to future structural materials.
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Kashinath, A., Misra, A., & Demkowicz, M. J
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Kashinath, A||Misra, A||Demkowicz, MJ