This investigation was performed to determine the effects of room temperature neutron irradiation on the distribution of carbon in a nickel-0.3 wt.% carbon alloy. The experiment consisted of comparing the amount of carbon in solid solution and the internal stresses of both unirradiated and irradiated (1013 fn-cm-2 < ΦF < 1018 fn-cm-2) samples following isochronal anneals between 100 and 1200°C by using the magnetic Dis accommodation technique. The results indicate that the amount of carbon remaining in solid solution decreases with increasing neutron dose. At temperatures below 200°C this is due to the trapping of carbon by mobile irradiation-produced defects. Between 200 and 600°C the formation of metastable carbides is enhanced by the presence of irradiation-produced defects. No differences are observed in irradiated and unirradiated samples above 600°C. © 1972.
B. L. Shriver and M. Wuttig, "Irradiation Enhanced Decomposition Of A Nickel-carbon Solid Solution," Acta Metallurgica, vol. 20, no. 1, pp. 1 - 4, Elsevier, Jan 1972.
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