Electron backscatter diffraction characterization of plasma immersion ion implantation effects in stainless steel
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In these experiments plasma immersion ion implantation is utilised to simulate some of the radiation effects in a nuclear reactor environment. Scanning electron microscopy using the angular selective backscatter detector has revealed observable changes in crystallographic contrast after irradiation with helium ions. Further studies using electron backscatter diffraction in both plan and cross section view allow us to visualize the extent and depth of damage and observe differences in the behavior of different crystalline phases present in several grades of stainless steel. © 2012, Elsevier B.V.
Scanning electron microscopy, Ion implantation, Electron microscopy, Crystallography, Electron diffraction, Stainless steels
Davis, J., Short, K., Wuhrer, R., Phillips, M. R., Lumpkin, G. R., & Whittle, K. R. (2013). Electron backscatter diffraction characterization of plasma immersion ion implantation effects in stainless steel. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms, 295, 38-41. doi:10.1016/j.nimb.2012.10.007