He implantation of bulk CuNb 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 450C. Bubble-free zones may be identified near interfaces after implantation at 450C. He implantation at 480C 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 480C. 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.

published proceedings

  • Journal of Nuclear Materials

author list (cited authors)

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

complete list of authors

  • Han, WZ||Mara, NA||Wang, YQ||Misra, A||Demkowicz, MJ

publication date

  • January 1, 2014 11:11 AM