He implantation of bulk Cu–Nb nanocomposites fabricated by accumulated roll bonding Academic Article uri icon


  • We perform room temperature and elevated temperature He implantation of bulk Cu-Nb nanocomposites synthesized by accumulated roll bonding (ARB). Transmission electron microscopy (TEM) reveals that nanoscale He precipitates form preferentially along Cu-Nb interfaces during implantation at 20 °C and 450°C. Bubble-free zones may be identified near interfaces after implantation at 450°C. He implantation at 480°C results in large, faceted cavities in thick Cu layers and highly elongated cavities in thin Cu layers. Only nanoscale bubbles are seen in Nb layers after implantation at 480°C. Similar to vapor deposited Cu-Nb multilayers, ARB Cu-Nb nanocomposites exhibit He precipitate morphologies that are highly sensitive to implantation temperature and layer thickness. © 2014 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

author list (cited authors)

  • Han, W. Z., Mara, N. A., Wang, Y. Q., Misra, A., & Demkowicz, M. J.

citation count

  • 35

publication date

  • September 2014