Imaging the in-plane distribution of helium precipitates at a Cu/V interface Academic Article uri icon


  • 2017 The Author(s). Published by Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group. We describe a transmission electron microscopy investigation of the distribution of helium precipitates within the plane of an interface between Cu and V. Statistical analysis of precipitate locations reveals a weak tendency for interfacial precipitates to align along 110-type crystallographic directions within the Cu layer. Comparison of these findings with helium-free Cu/V interfaces suggests that the precipitates may be aggregating preferentially along atomic-size steps in the interface created by threading dislocations in the Cu layer. Our observations also suggest that some precipitates may be aggregating along intersections between interfacial misfit dislocations.

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author list (cited authors)

  • Chen, D. i., Li, N., Yuryev, D., Wen, J., Baldwin, K., Demkowicz, M. J., & Wang, Y.

citation count

  • 22

complete list of authors

  • Chen, Di||Li, Nan||Yuryev, Dina||Wen, Juan||Baldwin, Kevin||Demkowicz, Michael J||Wang, Yongqiang

publication date

  • February 2017