Title

High-Pressure Torsion Assisted Segregation and Precipitation in a Fe-18Cr-8Ni Austenitic Stainless Steel

Abstract

During irradiation or high-temperature aging, stainless steel can develop precipitates, significantly affecting mechanical properties. In this study atom probe tomography (APT) was used to study grain boundary segregation and secondary phases in a purely austenitic SS304 (a Fe-18Cr-8Ni steel) processed by high-pressure torsion (HPT) at 300 °C. Ni, Mn, Si enriched phase was observed at grain boundaries, and Cu nanoprecipitates were observed along and near phase/grain boundaries. Precipitation is facilitated by deformation assisted segregation along grain boundaries with a mechanism similar to vacancy diffusion in irradiated steels.

Department(s)

Materials Science and Engineering

Keywords and Phrases

Atom probe tomography; Diffusion; High pressure torsion; Nanocrystalline materials; Segregation; Severe plastic deformation

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

0167-577X

Document Type

Article - Journal

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2019 Elsevier B.V., All rights reserved.

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