Design of Radiation Tolerant Materials Via Interface Engineering (pages 6975–6979)
Weizhong Han, Michael J. Demkowicz, Nathan A. Mara, Engang Fu, Subhasis Sinha, Anthony D. Rollett, Yongqiang Wang, John S. Carpenter, Irene J. Beyerlein and Amit Misra
Article first published online: 24 SEP 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/adma.201303400
A novel interface engineering strategy is proposed to simultaneously achieve superior irradiation tolerance, high strength, and high thermal stability in bulk nanolayered composites of a model face-centered-cubic (Cu)/body-centered-cubic (Nb) system. By synthesizing bulk nanolayered Cu-Nb composites containing interfaces with controlled sink efficiencies, a novel material is designed in which nearly all irradiation-induced defects are annihilated.